Friday, December 21, 2012

A Red and Gold Christmas Dinner Party

I've lost count of how many dinner parties I've done on this blog, but one thing's for sure: Christmas is my favorite one to curate. There's something magical about creating the perfect dinner party for my friends and family on the most precious night of the year. 

The Decor
Nothing says Christmas trimmings like popping red and shimmering gold.
Photo by Timothy K Lee Photography via Style Me Pretty

The Menu
Prime rib and a show stopping dessert are holiday staples in my heart.
Wait, that sounds kind of morbid... but you get the idea.
*click on links for recipes
Rolled Beef Rib Roast with Horseradish Cream, Carrot Soup with Bacon and Chestnut Cream, Asparagus with Orange Hollandaise Sauce, Crispy Smashed Potatoes, Crunchy Bread Dressing with Bacon and Leeks, Jam-Filled Cake with Chocolate Glaze


What I'm Wearing
A little Victorian and a little sweet with pops of red and gold to complement the decor.
necklace, tights, dress, gloves, shoes

The Playlist
I swear, no one does Christmas music like Sandi Patty
My favorite? Bethlehem Morning. The song might make you tear up a bit. 
It's not on this particular album, but if you look it up on iTunes, you will not be disappointed.


The Favor
Little pockets of these gingerbread caramels will bring a sweet smile to your guests.
via Martha Stewart

Merry Christmas, my good friends!
And for those who are trying to get into the season, I highly recommend this video. It's the story behind the hymn, Silent Night. Very powerful and will get you into the spirit right away.

23 comments:

  1. Lovely! Just lovely. I want to be a part of your close circle of friends. ;'( .....

    :)

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  2. WOW! I want to be a guest at your dinenr party. The decor, menu, and your outfit are beyond lovely.

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  3. awe and favors! now that's the icing on the cake my lady!

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  4. COMING !!!!!!! What an awesome dinner !!! I am soooo in love with the shoes !!!!!!
    Merry Christmas to you too !

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  5. daaaaaaaaaaang, what a decadent meal! yum! count me in!

    i wish! ;)

    merry xmas to you and yours!!!!!

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  6. The red and gold is beautiful, and I love those shoes!

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  7. This might be my fave ever. Love the dress and tights -- and the menu!

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  8. This might be my fave ever. Love the dress and tights -- and the menu!

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  9. Oh my word, perfection! And Sandy Patty too?! I just love her!

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  10. The favors are too cute. I just have one question...what time should I be there?! :D

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  11. Oh my gosh! Sandi Patty! I had a kid's CD she did when I was in elementary and I loved it. I loved the Christmas cd, too, but I'm pretty sure my copy was on a casette tape. Oh man. This post just took me way, way back. Personally, though, I love the Point of Grace Christmas album, and of course the Peanuts Christmas album.

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  13. How I would love to come to one of your dinner parties!!! The menu sounds amazing. Thanks for the music tip - never heard of her. Have a very Merry Christmas, Tiffany!! xoxo

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  14. That is wonderful!! I love the outfit!! what a party planner you are!! Merry Christmas ~Love Heather

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  15. The Christmas dinner (and outfit) is already causing me headaches - yours looks just perfect (and wearing lace is a great idea).

    Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry, Happy and Wonderful Christmas time, Tiffany! X

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  16. I love that dress! Merry Christmas!

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  17. Love that necklace & those gingerbread caramels look so good! Hope you have a merry Christmas! xo

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  18. Loving the lace dress!
    Wishing you and your loved ones a "Merry Christmas!"
    Torie Jayne
    x

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  19. This has to be the best post ever...the food, fashion and entire feel. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

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  20. apart from the fact that your christmas dinner idea is awesome, I am more into that dress, which is so beautiful , i wish that i could gift it to my girlfriend.

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