Take your celebrations to the next level with chic decor, exquisite tableware and special touches for the most elegant soirée. We've invited famed Los Angeles event designer kristin banta to share her pro tips to help you host this season's most unique and stylish parties.
"It's all in the presentation. When creating tablescapes or displaying cuisine and cocktails, think abundance and drama and always give it a luxe spin."kristin banta
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Create visual interest with an unexpected
centerpiece like these Crystal Perfume Bottles.
(Hint: they can also serve as unique gifts for
guests at the end of the evening.)
A single stem or botanical will bring life to
each place setting and welcome guests
as they gather at the table.
Festive stemware is an easy way to give your
table a chic touch. Think of it as jewelry for the
table (along with a coordinating luxe napkin ring).
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Get inspired with
6 holiday place settings
STOCK THE BAR
It's all in the details. Give your bar
a punch of personality with the help of
fun, festive accessories." Kristin Banta
Spend more time talking to your guests and
less time bartending with an array of
seasonal garnishes so your guests can get
creative with their cocktail.
Keep back stock of bottles and glasses
on hands so you don't have to hunt for
them during the party.
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SERVE UP CHIC
Create spaces around the home where
guests can gather and help themselves
to light bites and beverages."
A stack of gorgeous dinnerware is not
only an easy way for guests to help
themselves but serves as a chic accent
and suggests abundance.
Make sure guests sip in style. The Trio Beverage Dispenser is perfect for your holiday dinner party. Serve threedifferent sangrias to create an ombre effect.
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Drama. Intrigue. Interactivity. Uncover the secrets of famed Los Angeles-based event and wedding planner Kristin Banta. As the holiday season gets into gear, Banta demonstrates how to elevate your dining and entertaining experience with a little help from Z Gallerie.
To add drama and interest to a table, Banta brings together crystal-cut perfume bottles in all shapes and sizes, pairing them with mercury glass votives for a sparkling, layered look. She creates a sumptuous display of nibbles for guests with an assortment of cheeses, nuts, figs, and jams - "everything is a feast for the eyes," Banta says of the food, the drinks, and the tableware.
Here's to a fabulous holiday season!