Holiday Chic: Entertaining Essentials

1. Snow flurry glass ornament placecard holder, American Bridal // 2. Beaded napkin rings, JCPenney // 3. Party in a box, West Elm // 4. Red glass cake stand, Martha Stewart Collection // 5. Feather wreath, West Elm // 6. Gold brushed glitter candles, World Market // 7. Brocade goblets, Artland // 8. Decorative mercury spheres, West Elm // 9. Christmas placemat, JCPenney // 10. Silver branch candelabra, West Elm // 11. Pinecone salt and pepper shakers, West Elm // 12. Red glass dessert plate, Martha Stewart Collection // 13. Dinner plate, Lenox // 14. Charger, World Market

You may be telling yourself, “As soon as I have a place with just the right space {I’m a poet and didn’t even know it}, I will host my own parties.” Seeing how that very phrase came out of my own mouth a few short years ago, allow me to bestow upon you a little sliver of knowledge called experience.

Girl, you are missing out on life.

So your apartment barely has room for you and your clothes, and your table may not seat more than four people – who cares?!

My husband and I love to entertain, despite our current far-from-ideal living situation. Lazy weekend brunches, impromptu dance parties, home spa dates, old fashioned tea parties, fashion swap soirees, birthday parties, DIY parties, book clubs, formal dinners, girls’ night in, themed parties, karaoke parties – I could go on, but I think you’re getting the point. But just in case you’re not catching on, I will explain. You have tons of entertaining options to choose from, so your less-than-thrilling space should not stop you from celebrating life and all of its blessings.

I cannot help but feel enchanted by the concept of celebrating every moment of life; the idea that despite whatever hardships we may be facing, our blessings far outweigh the pains is so overwhelmingly humbling. Even if the holidays are technically 16 days away, Monday is as good of an occasion for celebration as any, if you ask me.
So, continuing the holiday inspiration series, I picked out a few beautiful entertaining essentials – most in the $8-$30 range – to help get you in the hosting mood.

What are your thoughts on entertaining? Do you host parties, attend them, love them, hate them? Do you prefer small and intimate soirees or larger-than-life, Gatsby-like parties?

Also don’t forget to share your holiday stories with me by using the hashtag #FoxyHolidayChic. Going to a party? Show me your fabulous outfit on Instagram. Planning a party, looking for chic gift-giving advice or need holiday style survival guidance? Tweet me @foxyoxie.
It’s a little past lunchtime here on the East coast, so if you eat your sandwich as you’re typing a comment below, and I drink my coffee as I reply, we can pretend we’re on our very own lunch date.
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