valley & co. entertaining :: tips for a cozy thanksgiving

The most festive time of the year has arrived, and our kitchen and entertaining tools are being polished and prepped for next week of thanks. When we entertain for the holidays, we lean into our gold standard traditions (like favorite recipes and decor) and also have fun peppering in traditions new to the year. Please take a page from our holiday entertaining book below - and have fun putting your own pizzazz on the holiday!

Stage a self-serve sideboard filled with decorative trays and your most festive holiday decor

Allow guests to mix up 2-3 types of seasonal beverages with accompanying garnishes 

Clip the last of the flowers from your garden and nestle them into the largest vase you have to create a statement focal point

Invite guests to bring their favorite bar snacks to share, along with a story behind the snacks
Use fresh citrus to dress up display trays and bowls

Edible flowers make for beautiful drink garnishes, especially when on brand with your color story

Play a mix of classical, jazz, and instrumental hip hop for an unexpected play list

Photos: Katie Mangold Photography || Styling and design: Valley & Company Events

Entertaining essentials:

Aerin coasters Marzia Coasters, Set of 4 | Over The Moon

Pheasant tray Woods Tray Pheasants | Over The Moon

Crystal Tumblers Crystal Tumblers with Ovals Design, Set of Six | Over The Moon

Wood spreaders Olive Wood Spreaders Set | Over The Moon

Smoked drinking glasses and pitcher Iridescent Smoke Drinking Glass | Over The Moon

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