Holiday Party Tips - Chinoiserie Chic

Pour yourself a cocktail (or a cup of coffee) and enjoy some tips on holiday party entertaining from my next stylish guest Beth of CHINOISERIE CHIC.

Best Source For Holiday Party Inspiration

Nobody decks the halls for the holidays better than Martha and her team at MARTHA STEWART. There is always great inspiration for holiday parties and holiday decorating. 

Favorite Holiday Cocktail for Serving Guests

A Blood Orange Champagne Cocktail RECIPE

Favorite Party You Attend Every Holiday Season

A masked cocktail party - Beth is searching for a black lace mask like Audrey Hepburn's in How to Steal a Million. Last year Beth wore a Venetian mask. How fabulous!

Best Hostess Gift for Under the Tree

A beautiful orchid is always a welcome gift. To make it even more special, present it in a blue and white Chinese porcelain cachepot. 

Find one HERE.

Best Holiday Tunes For Entertaining

The new Christmas CD by MICHAEL BUBLE joins the ranks of Nat King Cole and Johnny Mathis for truly wonderful holiday music.

Favorite Holiday Tradition

High tea at an elegant hotel that is all decorated for the holidays!

Top Photo: Tiny White Daisies and Bottom Photo: Chic Galleria


  1. Wow I found myself nodding in agreement to every single thing Beth said....yes to "Michael" his voice is regularly heard around this house every holiday, orhids...oh yea! The idea of high tea in the salon of a beautiful hotel during the holidays, what is more elegant and fantasy like? Well maybe a masked holiday party! Wonderful post!

  2. Love everything, Beth! My kind of Christmas!
    Hav ea nice Friday Beth and Kate!

  3. Love Beth's ideas!!! I've got that Micahel Buble cd in my car so I can listen to it as I run my errands...and I've always wanted to attend or host a masquerade party!

    Champagne...well, we know how I feel about that! :)
    Have a great weekend, Kate!

    xoxo Elizabeth

  4. It was great fun participating in this. Thanks and happy holidays. - Beth of Chinoiserie Chic

  5. We're on the same page...love all your tips and Michael Buble is fabulous!!

  6. Lovely post.
    I just love Michael Buble.
    Thanks for the tips.
    Please drop over and join my followers.
    Merry Christmas.

  7. What a great post to get in the mood - have to check out Michael's new album as we've been playing James Taylor's all week long!

  8. Love all of these chic holiday tips. And of course you know how much I love that Audrey Hepburn movie!!