The Set Up: Christmas Eve Dinner

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Occasion: Christmas Eve dinner

Location: a cocktail and then dinner in the dining room

Must Haves: multi-generational


Cocktail: Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail served in our Starry Champagne Glasses

Appetizers: spinach and artichoke dip & shrimp cocktail (don’t forget the kids: goldfish and fruit)

Coasters: Square Rattan

Table: a blue Christmas: 10” Phoenix Jar, Rattan Chargers, Starry Night VotivesStarry Night Hurricanes

Dinner drinkware: Starry Stemless Wine, Smokey Blue Water Glasses and Starry Night Ice Bucket

Playlist: Christmas Cheer playlist

Attire: Buru’s tinsel skirt + a black top

Red, white and green menu: beef tenderloin, arugula salad with pomegranate seeds, creamy lobster risotto

Happy holidays! It is hard to believe that Christmas is just a few short days away. We love this set up request and wanted to lean into the classic feel when designing it. To kick off the evening, we love this champagne cocktail and think it will be beautiful and delicious served in our Starry Champagne Glasses. We love anything from Modern Proper’s blog and cookbook and think their spinach and artichoke dip and shrimp cocktail will be the perfect appetizer combination. Don’t forget the littles and put out some goldfish and fruit - enough to satisfy a small meltdown but still allow them to eat dinner. 

We would wear this amazing and oh-so-appropriate tinsel skirt from Buru. We guarantee your kids will love it and you will feel perfectly festive. A simple black top or blouse will complete the look. Don’t forget the tunes - our Holiday Cheer playlist will cover all the classics for you!

Considering this is a multi-generational dinner, we wanted to keep the center arrangement low enough for all ages to see over the table. Therefore, we’d suggest filling our 10” Phoenix Jar with some low greenery and a handful of branches of red berries. We are still regularly reaching for our Rattan Chargers and white ceramic plates to keep it simple. We would definitely recommend carrying the starry theme to your table by adding our Starry Night Votives and Starry Night Hurricanes. The candlelight reflecting off the hand-etched stars is truly magical. For drinkware, we’re keeping with the stars and including our Starry Stemless Wine as well as our Smokey Blue Striped Water Glasses. For the white wine drinkers (or those continuing with champagne), don’t forget to pull out our Starry Ice Bucket.

Everyone has their own traditions for a Christmas Eve meal, but we love for our dinner to be red, green and white! Our menu would include beef tenderloin, an arugula salad with pomegranate seeds and creamy lobster risotto (surf and turf is never a bad idea). Don’t forget the rolls!

Happy holidays to you and yours!

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