Posh Holiday Gift Picks

The holiday season now upon us and I’m officially in party and shopping mode, feeling ready to prepare for the celebrations and joy this time of year brings! If you’re not feeling the same as of yet, you do have 26 days left to shop!

For those of you who will be attending holiday parties over the next few weeks, or are just looking for special gifts for friends and family, I’ve put together a list of my posh holiday favorites. Did I mention I would love to own all of these items myself? (hint, hint dear husband.) All of them $40 and under, and would make lovely hostess, secret santa gifts, or stocking stuffers for the posh at heart.

2013 Holiday Gift Picks - PLD

It’s really no secret that I love macarons so I had to add this lipgloss from Mor Cosmetics to the list! The Copper cocktail shaker = perfection, as do the glittered holiday coasters from Kate Spade. If ever there were a candle to keep and not burn, it would be the champagne scented candle by Jonathon Adler. The diamond bottle stopper from Z Gallerie is so chic, and disco ball ornaments make and inexpensive seasonal gift. You can never go wrong with a marble cheeseboard, or bottle opener for any hostess you know. The script on the opener reading “Cheers” won me over right away. Lastly, whiskey stones. An affordable unisex gift that entertaining lovers alike will enjoy!

Can you pick a fav?

Follow the links below to shop these items, just in time for Black Friday!

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I’m off to finish my prep for the morning! Wishing you all a fabulous Thanksgiving and holiday weekend! Happy shopping!

Check back soon for more posh!

xo

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Thanksgiving in Gold

 There’s a class and sophistication that gold metallic hues exude and right now I’m in love. Rosy, brassy, bronze, and golden, you had me at hello. Can I now decorate everything in my house with you all? Well, that most likely will not happen, but the holiday season does give me an excuse to stock up on all things gold and I plan to take advantage of it! In fact, I’ve already began my search online, and came across so many pretties, that they quickly became the inspiration for today’s post.

Since Thanksgiving is coming up in 1 week, the timing for gold decor couldn’t be better! If you plan on hosting a Turkey (or alternative) holiday dinner for your guests, here’s how you can let gold be your guide.

Thanksgiving in Gold

Whether an ice-bucket, place card holders, or a collection of affordable flatware, there are so many ways you can celebrate your Thanksgiving using these elegant hues.

Garland is one of the easiest ways to add style to a dinner party, and as you can see, even small accents like wave napkin rings above, will stand out beautifully against simple table settings, adding the wow factor. 

Pair fall prints like the the Antler Appetizer Plates above, with your favorite snacks and treats for a fun conversation piece and trendy touch.

And just because gold looks expensive, doesn’t mean that it has to be. The gold chevron paper straws are currently available in my Etsy store for just $3.85 per pack. A quick way to dress up your holiday cocktails and add the glam factor. Budget friendly, festive and always posh!

If you could pick one item from above for your Thanksgiving table, what would it be? 

I look forward to hearing from you!

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If you love ZGallerie as much as I do, you will notice that many of the above items came from there. I honestly couldn’t help myself! Follow the links for more details.

More relating to Thanksgiving is coming soon on the blog!

Thanks for reading!

xo

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Create: Halloween Cocktail Trim – DIY

Having a beverage and cocktail station at a get together is the perfect way to make your guests feel at ease. When I’m hosting a party, I find that this is the first place people migrate to, or the first thing I mention as they enter my home.  I always make sure to have a mix of non-alcoholic and alcoholic options to accommodate everyone attending.

People love to have options, so in addition to the beverages, I like to display fun garnishes for each drink that’s available. I’ll usually match the garnishes to the theme of the gathering and make them readily available for guests to pick and choose, and add to a drink of their choice.

With Halloween just a few days away, I’ve put together a few simple garnishes for festive cocktails! If  you’re hosting a party, you’ll appreciate my affordable suggestions that literally take just seconds to put out! Your guests will love them and so will you, as most of the items seen here require little to no fuss and can be found in the candy section of your local grocery store!

Accessorize your beverages with style!

Halloween Cocktail Garnishes by PLD

To put out this festive cocktail trim for your party guests, here’s what you’ll need:

Supply List:

1 Bag Candy corn/Pumpkin Autumn Mix

Wood Skewers (trim down to 6 inches using scissors)

White Rock Candy (you could also use black or orange)

Black or white ribbon for rock candy garnish (optional)

Black Raspberry Gumdrops

Black sanding sugar

1 lemon cut into wedges

Black and White Paper Straws (find them in my Etsy shop)

Halloween Cocktail Garnishes

Instructions

Candy Corn Skewers: Gently puncture the bottom of single candy corn and candy pumpkins being sure not to push too hard. The candy is quite delicate so only twist the skewer lightly until sturdy. Make as many as needed and display.

Ribbon trim Rock Candy: Cut ribbon into 4 inch pieces and tie to the wood on each piece of rock candy.

Be sure to put out sanding sugar and cut up lemon wedges, as an optional choice.

Remaining items (gumdrops, and paper straws) require no alterations. Simply put out on display and allow your guests to add them to the drinks of their choice! I used shot glasses to display each item.

Halloween Cocktail Garnishes

My favorite garnish is the rock candy or the gum drops in a glass of sparkling wine! They add a touch of whimsy and sweetness too!

Halloween Cocktail Garnishes

Halloween Cocktail Garnishes

My birthday falls exactly one week after Halloween. I don’t have exact plans for my celebration as of yet, but I’m glad it falls on a Thursday so I can celebration the entire weekend! More on that soon.

Cheers and Happy Halloween!
xo

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