When decorating spaces for holiday entertaining, it's important to consider individual areas within a single space to ensure a cohesive look. Carry the tone-on-tone look to surrounding sideboards, buffets and bars. Here, a serving buffet is lightly decorated with metallic and glass accents in the same off-white and champagne tones seen on the dining table.
A semi-tarnished champagne bucket or used water pitcher can make a chic and unique flower vase, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle. If you have a covered porch or patio, don't be afraid to buy indoor pieces and spray paint them with outdoor protectant, she adds. Also, you can create a bar cart by buying an existing side table or thrift store steal and gluing a tray you already own to the top it. Then paint it or stamp it with your initials or a welcome message for guests.
Evening light and a window view creates a gorgeous setting for this intimate dining space. Neutral benches sit on either side of a low, dark dining table. Candlelight illuminates the champagne ice for a sparkling finish.
This traditional wet bar is made for entertaining. A whimsical wallpaper pattern that features popular liquors and cocktails, sets the party mood. A silver cocktail mixer, pitcher and serving trays along with a copper ice bucket for chilling champagne sit atop an ample countertop, ready for quick access. The handy wine storage cabinet above and simple sink below make this the perfect work station for any party host.
A beautiful white brick fireplace sits at the center of this living area; a black mantel, fireplace surround and flatscreen tv make a sophisticated contrast against it. Blue accents throughout the room soften the mood.
Stick to one cocktail or keep it classic with champagne to stay on budget. You can often buy champagne wholesale or in bulk to save. If that’s not an option, visit your local Costco or Sam’s Club. Most people don’t know you don't have to be a member to purchase alcohol (at deep discounts) at these locations.
Silver-plate pieces can generally be found for around $20, especially at yard sales. Pick up an ice bucket or champagne chiller, fill with a bottle of bubbly and tie on a bow to create the perfect hostess gift that can be enjoyed at holiday parties for years to come.