Festive Black & White Holiday Party

As soon as December rolls around I know it’s time to get festive and I do so in the only way I know how – with lots of glam details, great drinks, and a dessert display so sweet you’ll forget calories event exist. When it comes to holiday décor, especially for Christmas, I believe more is much merrier.  Faux fur ribbon, glittery white ornaments  and a decked out oversized archway – yes, please! I fell head over (leopard) heels for how my black and white themed décor came together to set the scene for a fun holiday party.

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The tree was filled with an array of ornaments that I’ve collected over the years ranging from a white swan with a gold crown to large starbursts that stuck out from the side of the trees. The glistening deer topper set the tone for all of the ornaments below and the striped ribbon tucked in the branches were a simple but elegant touch to tie everything together.

My assistant Brody!

My assistant Brody!

Black, white and gold plaid plates were featured on the Kate Spade inspired tablescape and our gold glitter charger plates really made for a memorable place setting.  Laser-cut acrylic place cards sat atop black linen napkins which were adorned with perfect bow napkin rings and they contrasted beautifully with the centerpiece made up of greenery and white florals.


To pull everything together I incorporated black Lucite chairs, which also helped to add a modern touch. Believe me, if it was acceptable to leave this whimsical table up all year long, I would!


Centered in our dessert display was the most darling Rudolph cake, complete with a shiny red nose! An alluring arrangement of sugar cookies were displayed on top of marble cake stands and included everything from pink “coffee mugs” to an array of Christmas themed “sweaters.”


To add a fun twist to your typical dessert bar – add shot glasses of milk or Kahlua for your guests to pair with their favorite sweet treats. A white sequin table linen, fur lined table runner, and an assortment of bows and bells really took this display to a whole new level of holiday glam!”


Event Design, Styling, & Florals
Company: Event Prep
Name: Cassandra Clair
Website: www.theeventprep.com
Instagram: @eventprep
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eventprepplanning

AC Photography
Name: Amanda Collins
Website: https://amandacollinsphoto.com
Instagram: @amandacollins_photography
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ACollinsphoto

Cake & Cookies
Glass City Cupcakes
Name: Chantel Laclair-Cox
Website: https://www.glasscitycupcakes.com
Instagram: @glasscitycupcakes
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glasscitycupcakes/

Tabletop: Chargers, plaid dinner plates, flatware, napkin rings, glassware, vase – Home Goods
Gift box ideas: All products were sourced from Target
Dessert display- Marble and milk glass cake stands, fur table runner – Home Goods