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Dressed Up to Stay In: Our Holiday Tablescape & Signature Cocktail

Even though our gatherings may look a little bit different this year, celebrations are still in order. We're all about easy and effortless entertaining at home and making memories with loved ones. In that spirit, we've dressed up our holiday table with a number of our entertaining and hostess favorites available on our site and at our flagship store! Scroll for a few of our tablescape styling tips! 

Setting a holiday tablescape is easier than you think! Start with your favorite tablecloth and ground the space with placemats and plates. We love to layer on dinner & appetizer plates as well as water and wine glasses so there's no need to get up in-between courses!

Pom Bells Harvest TableclothBeaded Pearl Dinner Plate | Beaded Pearl Salad Plate | Rose Stemmed Glasses

Next, add napkins & napkin rings and incorporate a few tapers for a bit of height and a cozy warm glow. Finish off the look with flowers and greenery, faux or fresh! For our holiday tablescape, we incorporated vibrant english roses, hydrangeas and petite preserved boxwoods.

Forest Green Linen Napkins | Square Bamboo Napkin Rings | Set of 6 Tapers in Mistletoe Pattern | Candlesticks

Mini Preserved Boxwood in Pot

Last but not least, don't forget to include your favorite decorative accessories! After all, your home (& tablescape) should be a reflection of you and your personal style! We're currently loving these spotted green hens for the holidays.

We're firm believers that you can't have a holiday celebration without sparkling wine! This festive cocktail features lots of bubbly, a splash (or two!) of gin, homemade blackberry simple syrup, and fresh thyme and blackberries for a festive garnish.

I N G R E D I E N T S :
(Serves 4)

1 c. blackberries + 8 more for garnish
1 c. water
1 c. sugar
1 bottle of sparkling wine (We've loving Chandon's festive holiday bottle!)
4 ounces or 1/2 c. gin
4 long sprigs of thyme
1 c. ice
champagne flutes

I N S T R U C T I O N S :
In a small saucepan, bring blackberries, water, and sugar to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until the blackberries are soft and the simple syrup is now bright pink / red in color. Remove from heat, drain blackberries, and allow to cool.  (Pro party tip!: This step can be done well in advance as the syrup will keep for at least a week in the refrigerator).

Next, begin by adding 1 ounce of gin to each champagne glass. Then drop a few blackberries into each glass, followed by 2 ounces of homemade blackberry simple syrup.

Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling wine and top with a sprig of thyme in each glass. Cheers!