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Have a Chic White Christmas Party
Set the stage for a stylish White Christmas party with beautiful white, silver & crystal accessories and decorations.
Tired of the usual Christmas parties with the traditional bright red, gold and green decor? Why not have a classy and contemporary White Christmas party instead? White holiday decor looks immaculate and pristine, and when mixed with shiny silver tinsel and sparkly crystal, can look fabulously festive for a holiday party that your guests will not forget. Read on to see how easy it is to pull off a stylish and elegant White Christmas party.
Oh, and the best thing about shopping for white and silver accessories and home decor? You will definitely get more use for them since they can be used for other events -- even weddings -- even when it's not Christmas.
Photo credit: The White Company
The song that inspired this whole theme - Irving Berlin's White Christmas, as interpreted (and popularized) by Bing Crosby.
"White Christmas" is an Irving Berlin song that reminisces about an old-fashioned Christmas setting and the version immortalized by Bing Crosby is said to be the best selling single for this song of all time. Listen to it and other classic holiday tunes in the White Christmas album right here.
Holiday music you can play at your all-white party.
Elegant White Christmas invitations
Set the tone for your party with these classy holiday invites.
If you're planning a White Christmas party, the best way to announce it would be to send out invitations that reflect the White Christmas theme, as illustrated by the invitation selections featured below. Clicking on the images will take you to their individual product pages so you can take a closer look.
Cheers Holiday Party Invitations
Let it Snow Holiday Party Invitations
A luxurious White Christmas room setting - Dress up your home with gleaming white and silver accessories and decor.
(Photo credit: The White Company)
It's quite easy to decorate for a White Christmas party -- all you'll need are white table runners or table cloths, white candles and tea lights, white flowers (if you can, get hold of white poinsettias since they are largely associated with Christmas), white Christmas lights, white dinner plates, and don't forget the white Christmas tree. Provide contrast with an assortment of crystal drinkware and decor and silver tableware and ornaments.
The perfect setting of course would be a white room but any light-colored room with appropriate warm white lighting will also work well.
Instantly add holiday cheer to any home with this lush White Christmas Tree.
This Good Tidings Vail white tree will add warmth to any room. The 7.5-foot artificial tree is pre-lit with 700 clear lights. It's constructed of hinged branches, so you don't have any lights to hang or branches to attach before decorating with festive ornaments. All 1742 tips feature flame-retardant, crush-resistant PVC needles that retain their shape through many busy holiday seasons. The sturdy metal base and trunk eliminate tipping under heavy loads, and the heavy-gauge wire branch construction eliminates sagging when the tree is fully decorated. Twist-proof bulbs lock in place, so the light set won't fail because of one faulty bulb. Included with the tree is a reusable carton that eliminates needle crushing and make storage simple.
This white poinsettia tree will look great on your buffet table.
This White Velvet Poinsettia 36-inch decorated and prelit cone tree provides an upscale design to the traditional poinsettia. Prelit with 50 clear mini lights. Also available in a matching 30-Inch Wreath, 6-Foot Garland, a Single Topiary Tree and a 24-Inch Tabletop Tree.
Accessorize your home with these sparkling Swarovski Christmas ornaments.
If you're willing to splurge, these Swarovski Crystal Christmas accessories are the perfect complement to your White Christmas setting. Swarovski is world-renowned for their range of excellent-quality precision-cut crystal glass and related products produced by Swarovski AG of Wattens, Austria so these luxurious items will definitely last you a lifetime of Christmas parties.
Star Christmas Set
Magical Christmas Tree
Angel Wings Ornament
Add sparkle and drama with tiny little twinkling white lights.
The pure white light they output makes items illuminated appear as they would when illuminated by noon daylight. Luminous Pure White LED provides high intensity, evenly distributed illumination. Consists of 120 Pure White LEDs; 1 INCH LED SPACING, 10ft, 3/8 inch diameter, Voltage: 120V, Life Hours: 100,000Hr, Ready to use; just plug in to light. The LED emits 2000-2300MCD intense light while consuming as little as 10% of the current draw for a contemporary lighting source. Cool to touch when lit and Flexible and easy installation, UL Listed: Indoor/Outdoor, Safety fused plug for over current protection, End to end construction, connect up to 200 ft. The set is designed for low maintenance operation; LED lamp life is approximately 30 times longer than bulbs used in regular rope light set.
Gussy up your table with a pearly white table runner.
Dine elegantly with Lenox's Opal Innocence table linens. This white table runner features an elegant scroll damask pattern with hemmed edges. The runner measures 70 inches long and comes in a choice of colors and sizes to accommodate many tables. Sewn from 58 percent cotton and 42 percent polyester, the runner is machine washable and dryable, and may need a warm iron touch up for care. The coordinating collection includes tablecloths, placemats, and napkins for full accessorizing.
Serve your food on festive winter-themed tableware.
Celebrate with simple elegance and classic sophistication. Winter Wonderland design table d�cor items add simple beauty to any table. White platter with snowflake design. Stoneware with glazed finish and embossed pattern. Platter is 13" square. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Mix and match with Winter Wonderland dinner d�cor items.
Light up the room with white candles, flameless votives and candlesticks.
Because everything and everyone is in white, it's best to serve light cocktail food at White Christmas parties to avoid messy accidents. A white dessert buffet can make for a charming focal point in your party room. Just fill up glass containers with white cookies, white chocolate bonbons, and an assortment of sweet white treats.
The following are recipes for treats you can include in your white dessert bar.
2 cups butter, softened
1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups cake flour
2 tablespoons edible glitter
In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Divide in half. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion of dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 4-in. snowflake-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 300Â° for 8-10 minutes or until firm. Repeat with remaining dough. Chill and re-roll scraps if desired. In a small resealable plastic bag, combine edible glitter and remaining sugar. Seal bag; crush mixture to break glitter into smaller pieces. Sprinkle over warm cookies. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 4 dozen.
(Source: Taste of Home)
50 grams egg whites
50 grams sugar
50 grams powdered sugar, sifted
In a bowl, whip the egg whites fully until a light meringue forms. Slowly and while whipping, sprinkle in the granulated sugar and let it whip to stiff peaks. Stop whipping and fold in the sifted powdered sugar. be gentle not to deflate the meringue too much. Place the meringue in a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip (number 5) and pipe little meringue kisses onto a sheetpan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 175F (or lower if your oven permits it) until dry. You should be able to lift it from the pan without sticking. Store in an airtight container.
(Source: Cannelle et Vanille)
Mount Gay Rum Holiday Egg Nog
16-cup serving (serves 18-20)
10 large, grade AA eggs, separated
1 cup superfine sugar
3 cups heavy cream
2 cups Mount Gay Eclipse Rum
6 tsp. pure almond extract
6 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. Freshly grated nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Separate the eggs into two bowls. Beat the yolks until stiff. Beat the whites with half the sugar until peaks form. Slowly fold the whites and yolks together. Separately, beat the cream with the almond, vanilla, and remaining sugar in a bowl until stiff. SLOWLY fold in the cream with the egg mixture. Add Mt. Gay Eclipse and stir gently. Refrigerate overnight, or serve immediately over ice in a punch glass or Martini glass.
Snowflake cookie baking accessories.
An assortment of white bonbons and Christmas candy.
Glass jars in all shapes & sizes for your white dessert bar treats.
Cheese paired with sparkling white wine can also be served at a White Christmas party along with fruits, canapes and hors deouvres of your choice. Add texture and contrast to the cheese plate with a cluster of green grapes in the middle or a pile of dried fruit and nuts. Serve the cheese with ciabatta, french bread and bread with dried fruit and nuts baked into it.
If you're new to serving cheese and wine together, the five pairings below are a good place to start.
1. Salty with Sweet: The salty flavor of blue cheeses, and even some washed rind cheeses, balances out the sweetness of dessert wines, and vice versa. Try Stilton with Port or Epoisses with Sauternes.
2. Regional: Try pairing cheese and wine produced in the same region. Spanish Manchego or Zamarano with an AlbariÃ±o wine, and Beecher's Flagship Reserve cheddar with a Washington state Syrah are examples of regional pairings that work well.
3. Creamy with Tannic: Triple CrÃ¨me cheese is buttery, smooth and gentle; the perfect foil for the rough tannins found in a young red wine from Bordeaux. Although slightly less creamy, Brie might be another good match.
4. Acidity with Acidity: Repeat after me: Goat cheese and Sauvignon Blanc. You will not be disappointed. Why? The acidity in goat cheese gives it a tangy zip that matches perfectly with the crisp acidity of most Sauvignon Blancs. Try French Selles-sur-Cher with Sancerre.
5. Rich and Creamy with Bubbles: If the only reason for this pairing is complete decadence, so be it. Champagne or any sparkling wine paired with a rich, creamy cheese is one of life's great pleasures. Try it with St. Andre Triple CrÃ¨me or a wedge of rich, dense Gruyere. (Source: Five Quick Tips for Pairing Cheese and Wine)
White wine glasses for your Chardonnay.
This set of four white wine glasses perfectly enhance the fruit and floral quality of any light-colored wine. Long-stemmed to keep hands from warming a chilled Chardonnay, each graceful glass forms a tulip shape that flares slightly outward at the rim to enhance the appreciation of light-colored wines. Each glass stands 8-1/2 inches tall, holds 8-3/4 ounces, and is kept simple and unadorned for a clean, contemporary look.
Deck yourself in striking silver and white - Be the ultimate White Christmas party hostess with these holiday outfits.
(Photo credit: Jasna2 on Polyvore)
Dressing up for a White Christmas party is effortless since almost all dresses come in basic white, and white can instantly make you look chic and stylish. Crank the style factor up a notch by choosing a dress in shimmery silver, like in the photo above, and you will instantly be the belle of the ball. Don't forget to tell your guests about the all-white dress code so they can prepare for it days beforehand.
Accessorize your white (or silver) outfit with crystal earrings, silver jewelry and sandals, and an elegant white clutch. Men can simply wear a crisp white button down shirt and light-colored slacks.
Shine and shimmer splendidly in these white and silver holiday dresses.
Take your pick from these beautiful holiday dresses. The cuts are classic so you can wear them to other occasions for years to come.
Sparkle and shine with these Swarovski holiday accessories.
Honore Swarovski Necklace
Piazza Classic Watch
Honore Clip Earrings
Intervalle Bangle (Thin)
Spruce up your getup with these white hot accessories.
Kate Spade's Tutti Frutti Maryanne tote is a modern classic. This cutie features chic diamond-patterned quilting, punched up by lots of shine and a palette that ranges from traditional neutrals to kicky brights.
A selection of silver holiday shoes.
"May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white." - Irving Berlin
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