I always keep the flowers simple - for this party I packed deep pink roses tightly into small vases and placed (3) arrangements down the table. The cranberry-pomegranate martinis were a big hit! And I was so pre-occupied with hosting, I didn't take any pictures of the food, except the beautiful caprese salad my friend Gina made. Yum!
The whole point of hosting this party every year is to gather everyone around one dining table. It's crowded but intimate and a great way for old friends and family to catch up over a delicious meal and good wine.
Me with my best girlfriends, my awesome husband Ryan, and toasting with Gina, my friend of 20 years.
Simple place settings - black table cloth, gold charger, Kate Spade dinner plate (china from our wedding), and a fuchsia cloth napkin. I purchased the gold snowflake ornaments from a local craft store, laced a black ribbon through the middle and tied it around the napkin. I forgot to make the placecards ahead of time (oops!) so I whipped them out about 30 mins. before the party on ivory card stock. Nothing fancy but they did the job!
One of my favorite pictures! Everyone toasting to a great evening with lots to celebrate. Cheers!