There are many opportunities to come together in the fall and winter seasons. Yes, our schedules are busy (aren’t they always?), but quality time with loved ones is the most precious gift of all. Gathering your favorite people (aka hosting a party) is not only worth the effort, it can also ignite your creative energy. That’s what we discovered as we planned our Stelari Intentions Party.
After setting a date, we started planning arguably the most important part of the party – the food, drinks and decor! We wanted the ambiance to feel light and airy with a seamless transition from indoor to outdoors. To achieve this feeling, we opened all of the doors and carried the earth bohemian aesthetic from inside the house to the patio using our DIY plant wall. We wanted the food and drinks to be the centerpiece of the party so we scoured Pinterest for ideas and recipes.
Side note: Pinterest is a gold mine when it comes to giving and receiving beautiful and unique ideas. If you see something you want to recreate, don’t consider yourself uncreative for not thinking of it first. Getting inspired by others will spark some of your own creative ideas.
After hours of diving deep into a Pinterest hole (pinning is rather addicting!), we were set and knew what we wanted to do!
A refreshing signature Grapefruit Thyme drink was offered in addition to wine. The recipe was easy and BEAUTIFUL!
We found a champagne jello-square recipe via Annie Oatley, and dressed them up with edible glitter dust.
We had our event catered and brought in Nothing Bundt Cakes for a sweet treat.
While enjoying their libations and hors d’oeuvres, guests were encouraged to stop at the intentions Photo Booth we created, where they were took selfies of what they desired this season and into the New Year.
Setting up was truly a labor of love of the best kind. Rearranging furniture, preparing the festive libations and sprinkling decorative touches around the house was part of the gift we wanted to give our friends. It represented a night of gratitude for us. Before the first guest arrived, we took a look around and sighed easy. Everything was picture perfect. So, of course, we had to snap a few pics of our vision that came to life.
Throwing a party doesn’t have to take a lot of work or expense. It is the thought that counts most. While you’re dreaming up what kind of party you’d like to host, make sure to infuse YOU into environment. And let your creativity flow… as freely as the conversation and drinks surely will.
Photography by Christine Sanchez
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