I love Christmas, it is my absolute favorite time of year. I'm drawn to vintage Christmas, that classic nostalgic feeling. My favorite holiday crooners are Ella and Dino and I just can't help myself to sing along. I tend to decorate with a modern touch and a nod to vintage classics and that's why I love this party collection, A Season for Stripes, from Minted. If you are looking for beautifully designed party decor that you can personalize for your holiday festivities, class parties or even an office function, Minted makes it effortless. Pick your design, have it shipped to your door and hang. How easy is that? Remember when I was searching for white Christmas trees way back in August? This is why. I got the chance to style some of my favorite holiday party goodies from Minted. This retro stripe collection is merry and classic but in a clean modern way.
Who says all of your holiday parties have to be in the evening? Want to ensure to snag guests over the holidays? Make your party an early afternoon shindig! It is just as festive and feels a little more relaxed. You could even host an open house, where you pick and afternoon and let guest swing by between errands and more holiday parties. A simple set up with some delicious snacks and a hot spot of tea really helps welcome in your friends and family in from the cold. Find some beautiful vintage red tea sets and decorate the tea tags with cupcake flags. It's the tiniest details that make really make your event stand out from everyone else's. Make your party the memorable one.
When choosing a color palette for a printable collection, stick within the shades of the printable and then add one color. Here I used pink. I love hot pink with the red, aqua and white because it evokes the vintage feel I am going for but in a nontraditional way. Since it is so close to the red, it feels like it is part of the collection, but it is just adding dimension.
Set the mood of the party with matching personalized invites. In the same beautiful paper as the cards you know and love from Minted, these invites are a gorgeous way to start your party. My favorite part are the matching envelope liners you can get, at Minted, every detail has been carefully thought out and coordinated; they make it so simple. Even as a gal that likes to plan, having a running start is pure heaven at this crazy time of year.
In Minted's party collections there are treat signs, table runners and confetti scatters. I like to accent the bottoms of clear serve ware with the confetti dots. It accents the bottom, like it does here in a pretty aqua stripe, so it pops instead of receding into the table. Buy beautiful ready made treats, like this dark chocolate pistachio bark from Trader Joe's or those yummy red velvet cake balls from my regular grocery store. Look everywhere and snag some great deals on stuff you might think you need to custom order from a bakery. Search based on your color palette and you'd be surprised what you find.
The table runner is a great way to top off your table, won't your guests be amazed when they see your name? It really adds something special to the table and it protects your favorite linens from inevitable spills and drips, perfect. A quick and festive way to take your party up a notch? Snag a tree and pop it in your dining room. Decorate it quickly and easily with coordinating garland from Minted. Add a few solid color ornaments and call it fantastic.
Want to throw an easy effortless party? Enter to win $175 from Minted to use on anything; gifts, a fabulous party or those Christmas cards that you still have time to get out! Just go check out Minted and tell me what you'd buy if you won! If you share the love I'll give you a few extra entries too! Be sure to enter before midnight tomorrow (12/12) Winner will be announced here on Friday! Thanks to Minted for making our holidays so very merry!
This is a sponsored post from Minted. All opinions are my own.