Category archives: holidays

entertaining at home :: A Very Valley Holiday! Dressing Your Wreaths

entertaining at home :: A Very Valley Holiday! Dressing Your Wreaths
December at the Valley Home means it's garland time! We get our fresh trees each weekend after Thanksgiving from a charming family-owned tree farm (since 1948!) and it's our favorite holiday tradition - I also go full Griswold and get our usual 3 large wreaths and 75' of garland. Nick (what a guy!) knows that means stringing them all up with lights - we have our metho[...]

valley & co. designs :: chic white dinner party

valley & co. designs :: chic white dinner party
It's that time of the year when winter is on its way out and spring is on her way in, which means we're seeing spotted hellebores, early daffodils, white crocuses, and our evergreen clematis popping up all over our garden beds. It also means I'm exceptionally eager for parties! This crisp white dinner party with our talented friend Katie Parra was filled with my fa[...]

valley & co. designs :: valentine’s day party

valley & co. designs :: valentine's day party
It's finally February and it means only a few more weeks until spring is here - our snowdrops and hellebores are in full bloom, and we can hardly wait for spring's arrival. Until then, we're excited to enjoy February and to share our spin on Valentine's month - a month where we spread joy through flowers and cookies to our neighbors and friends. I look forward to Ava [...]

8 effortless holiday entertaining ideas and a festive punch hack

8 effortless holiday entertaining ideas and a festive punch hack
Who is ready for Christmas? Yeah, we aren't quite there either! We're so excited for the festivities and traditions (hello neighborhood cookie party, The Nutcracker, and Christmas Eve and day!), but not quite wrapped yet. Our menu is nearly done...so we're getting there! But this season with Thanksgiving being so close to the holidays and having some fantastic events [...]

valley & co. at home :: easy holiday enteraining ideas

valley & co. at home :: easy holiday enteraining ideas
How is Christmas just 20 days away? It feels like we were just scouring the pumpkin patch for our family pumpkin collection and now we're less than three weeks away from the most magical time of the year. In our house we're prepping for our last big event of the year and travel, as well as Ava's Christmas concert at school and entertaining family. Oh, and throw in San[...]

valley & co. entertaining :: 3 festive holiday drink recipes

valley & co. entertaining :: 3 festive holiday drink recipes
'Tis the seasons for merriment! We love a good drink - whether it's a cocktail or mocktail - and ones that are garnished beautifully and layered in flavor. Here are a few of our favorite festive (and easy) cocktails and mocktails perfect for your next gathering! To make a non-alcoholic version of many cocktails, you can substitute the alcohol with a cider, ginger a[...]

valley & co. tips :: fall entertaining 3 ways

valley & co. tips :: fall entertaining 3 ways
'Tis the time for bringing gatherings indoors (unless you're blessed with year-round warm weather!), and the season for getting together for most any reason. We love entertaining friends, other families and kiddos, and our community, and really find any excuse (hello start-of-summer sidewalk party, outdoor movie party, gingerbread house decorating party, etc., etc.!).[...]

valley & co. tips :: 6 fun ways to incorporate fall into your event

valley & co. tips :: 6 fun ways to incorporate fall into your event
Fall is officially in full swing and we're loving applying warm and cozy details to our autumn events. Incorporating seasonal components into your wedding or party can bring home your vision and really punch up the personalized feeling and can be done in effortless ways that have great impact. The bar area is likely one of the first action stations your guests will se[...]