The hor d’oeuvre table at a Christmas party is one spot that everyone at the party will linger at some point. It’s where your guests make new acquaintances and conversations get started.
So it makes sense you’d want your Christmas party to have an especially attractive holiday tablescape. Mandy Pellegrin has some amazing ideas on creating Christmas party decorations for the snack table that will truly impress.
Mandy writes about design, crafts and entertaining on her blog, Fabric, Paper Glue. We’re thrilled she took part in our Holiday Style Challenge. We sent Mandy, and several other design bloggers, mystery boxes of Christmas decorations, and stood back to let them amaze us with their Christmas decorating ideas.
Mandy shows us how she transformed her entryway table into a gorgeous hor d’oeuvre table with color-matched decorations and garland made from paint chips.
Just a few short months ago, my husband and I moved from a 600-square-foot condo in DC to a legit 3-bedroom house in Nashville, affording me all kinds of new spaces to decorate. After my mother-in-law offered us a gorgeous antique Eastlake-style Victorian mirror that she didn’t have a spot for, I knew that I wanted to use it to create an entry launching/landing pad — a convenient place to do a last minute hair check on the way out and a little spot to wrangle the keys, hats, gloves, etc. on the way in.
Like most of the spaces in our new-to-us 1935 house, I married old with new by pairing the antique mirror with this modern Parsons-style console table and added loads of functionality with storage baskets and a refurbished old dining chair for quick shoe changes.
What may excite me more than having new areas to decorate is having more space in which to entertain, and with both of our families nearby to boot, I suspect we’ll be doing more entertaining than ever this holiday season. So, with party planning on my mind and boxes full of gorgeous jewel-tone holiday decorations from The Home Depot — the perfect compliment to my navy blue walls, I was ready to turn my new entryway into a festive hor d’oeuvre table.
I mean, can you think of a better way to invite guests right in than with cheese, meat, and bread?! …Or is that just the key to my heart?