valley & co. entertaining :: a colorful holiday soirée

Our halls are decked and the celebrations have begun! The holiday and Christmas season here and our family is savoring every opportunity to see good friends, to spread joy, and to deck the halls with garlands galore. Here are some of our favorite tips for creating a cheerful and colorful holiday table - sure to help make spirits bright and jolly!

Adorn your champagne coupes with thin velvet ribbon for a sweet finishing touch

Send guests home with your punch recipe written on the back of a vintage Christmas/holiday card

Nod to holiday nostalgia and dress your tabletop with tinsel trees and mini ornaments!

Gift guests an ornament atop their place setting that represents them -- butter! carrots! champagne!

Make your own tinsel drink stir sticks by trimming 2" of a tinsel garland and adhering to a swizzle stick with hot glue

Create a punchy layered tabletop by using patterned place mats, plates, and napkins (we love stripes!)

Suspend vintage glass ornaments from a chandelier or overhead light with ribbon - an unexpected and delightful touch

Big bowls of fresh citrus and winter flowers feel elegant and comfy down a dining table

Ask your guests to write a favorite holiday memory on a vintage Christmas/holiday card to share with the table

Take a page from our playlist book: pepper in nostalgic holiday songs from the 40s - current day and add a dash of jazz, a touch of reggae, and a bit of 90s hip hop for an eclectic and lively musical vibe

Design/styling: Valley & Co. || Photography: Kerry Jeanne Photography || Desserts: Ruth-Anne Ford Confections

Tabletop: from Over The Moon - Aerin coasters Marzia Coasters, Set of 4 | Over The Moon Sabre flatware Tortoise Place Setting, Set of 5 | Over The Moon MJ Tablescapes holiday taper candles Ivory Holiday Botanical Hand-Painted Taper Candles, Set of Two | Over The Moon Maison Madison Riviera dinner plates Riviera Dinner Plate, Set of 4 | Over The Moon Flying Sheep Country holiday vines napkins Holiday Vines, Napkin | Over The Moon Ornaments: Carrot Ornament | Over The MoonChampagne Bottle Ornament | Over The Moon, La Croix and butter stick ornaments By Hope winter bloom tablecloth Winter Bloom Linen Tablecloth | Over The Moon HMA Decor marigold placemats Solid Marigold Placemats, Set of 4 | Over The Moon Vintage List tumblers Crystal Tumblers with Ovals Design, Set of Six | Over The Moon

What are your favorite holiday traditions? Happy and merry to you all!

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