A Black and White Christmas

I love decorating for the holidays.  It has been a tradition in my family to put up the tree on my birthday and I would spend my birthday as a kid decorating our tree.  I have been carrying on the tradition in my own home.  
In this post I take you into my home as I share a holiday feast with some of my close friends.  As you know I love to entertain.  Here are some of my easy holiday entertaining tips.

Keep your table top gorgeously simple.  Layer your plates for an easy transition between courses.  Once the appetizer course is done you'll just need to get rid of the top layer and you'll have a new, clean plate for the main course.  Here I used silver chargers underneath the dinner plate and the salad plate to complete the look.  Pair some wine glasses, utensils, and a napkin and you're all done!  I also used tea candles for a simple centerpiece.

Put out some pre-made or store bought tidbits on the coffee table for your early guests to munch on while you finalize everything for your party.  I like to put out some crackers and cheeses, veggies and dip, and some goodies that guests bring to the party.  Keep it simple.  You don't want to stress out in front of your guests.  My ultimate hosting tip is to buy things pre-made or to make things beforehand that reheat well the next day.  They don't have to know!

Decorate for the occasion.  Put ornaments inside glass vases and bowls, decorate your tree, and put up a wreath.  We kept with the black, white, and silver theme to create a sophisticated look.  I even made the feather wreath! Here's how:

You'll need:
1 large styrofoam ring
a feather boa
a ribbon bow (I purchased it in bow form already but you can certainly make yours)
nylon string/fisherman's wire

Lie the styrofoam ring on a working surface.  Line the boa on top of the styrofoam  and wrap the nylon string around the two to keep them together.  Tie the sting to keep them secure.

Cut off or remove any sting or ribbon hooked onto the ornaments.  String 1-3 ornaments together with the nylon and tie around the feather wreath in various spots.  Cut off excess string after the knot.  Do the same for the bow but place the bow at 12 o' clock or 6 o'clock.

You can certainly use any color boa and ornaments you like.  Be creative!  I'd love to see some of your creations.  Send them to feedmysoleblog@gmail.com and I'll post them up.  Happy Holidays!

P.S. Check out my Peppermint Party from last year.  We refined the look of Candy Cane Lane.


  1. Your decor is so elegant and pretty- I would love to attend one of your parties! :D

    star-crossed smile

  2. Oooh, I LOVE that wreath! Super classy with some personality. Great job! :)

  3. Thanks! The wreath was super easy to make too. I'm all about easy DIYs.


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