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Throwing a Holiday Party

Nothing is more fun during the holidays than Throwing a Holiday Party!  This is especially fun when you share the evening with some of your closest friends!

My favorite thing about throwing a party is setting a theme. I really wanted to bring the outdoors in with this holiday party so I used a lot of outdoor materials.

I started my table with a mesh runner that has a lot of straw elements to it. This set the tone for an outdoor feel. I also used real holiday greenery on top to make it feel like a Christmas tree.

Oh I had one of those too! These miniature trees are not real but with the burlap on the bottom, it gives you the feel of a real tree.

I also used some wooden candlesticks. These candlesticks were actually made by my husband’s grandfather. These gorgeous candlesticks definitely give the feeling of being outdoors.

Our main dish was a smoked lamb. The lamb was seasoned with a lot of rosemary so I wanted to use that as part of my table. I wrapped some rosemary and cinnamon sticks with some burlap string around my napkins. This gave us the smell of rosemary and provided another outdoor element.

Finally, I added some holiday lights down the center of the table to create some moonlight. I really wanted the vibe to be cozy like we were outdoors in the moonlight.

The party was so much fun! Everyone brought a dish to avoid the stress of making an entire meal. It worked out perfectly. We also had the most fun gift exchange EVER! I highly recommend hosting a holiday party with friends!


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As a married-mother of two, Chris understands the demand on all families when it comes to dinner-time. She started her food blog, Burnt Macaroni, because she wanted to make that process easier for her family and others. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram as she teaches herself and her kids how to cook!

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