Holiday Entertaining

Rebecca Dale Photography

I love to entertain – especially during the holidays.  Last week I threw a cocktail party at my apartment using tons of chic (and affordable!) pieces from C.Wonder.  I picked up white roses from my local bodega and filled a vase with cranberries to create a holiday flower arrangement.  *I made the arrangement the day before my guests arrived so the cranberries could settle to the bottom of the vase. For an appetizer, I made a big cheese board with clothbound cheddar, brie, truffle cheese, marcona almonds, figs, and grapes.  I put these little bamboo cheese knives out which made it so easy for everyone to serve themselves.  For dessert, I made vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and topped them with gingerbread cookies.  For cocktails, I made this pomegranate champagne cocktail and served them in these gold chevron and stripe glasses.  The glasses (and drinks!) were a huge hit.  The finishing touches were the wreath, mini tree and Christmas music (Michael Buble’s album is the best.)  I can’t wait to use all of the C.Wonder pieces at my next soiree!  You can see more pictures from my holiday party over at the C.Wonder blog.

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32 Comments

  • Christina Storm says:

    Such a gorgeous set up!! I love those glasses and those gingerbread man cupcakes!! Such great ideas! Pinned them so I can remember them for later!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

    December 17, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Thank you! Yay!

      December 17, 2013 | Reply
  • Chelsea I. says:

    C.Wonder has the cutest home items!! Love all the gold they have right now! How adorable is that "Be Merry" cheese plate… that is the perfect holiday hostess gift!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

    December 17, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Right?! I can't wait to see what they come out with in the New Year!

      December 17, 2013 | Reply
  • Dana says:

    LOVING that cutting board! Too cute.

    http://www.thecasualclassic.com

    December 17, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      It's such good quality too!! x

      December 17, 2013 | Reply
  • Ladies in Navy says:

    this is gorgeous!
    ladies in navy

    December 17, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Thank you!

      December 17, 2013 | Reply
  • Jackie {York Avenue} says:

    It all looks so fabulous and festive! I want one of those cupcakes and that champagne cocktail-yum!

    December 17, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Come on over ;)

      December 17, 2013 | Reply
  • Dana says:

    I love CWonder's home items – so prefect for a festive holiday party!!

    December 17, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Seriously! Their stuff is so fun for parties :)

      December 17, 2013 | Reply
  • Julia Dzafic says:

    So I'm coming over…..

    Love this! I want those cupcakes :)

    xx,
    Julia
    Lemon Stripes

    December 17, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Do it! ;) See you tonight – let's carpool?!

      December 17, 2013 | Reply
  • Stephanie X says:

    Those chevron glasses are so cute and festive. :)
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

    December 17, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Aren't they fun?! xo

      December 17, 2013 | Reply
  • Lauren Powell says:

    What a fun setup! I love the cranberries in the vase!

    http://www.inbetweenmimosas.blogspot.com

    December 17, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Thanks Lauren!

      December 17, 2013 | Reply
  • Andrea says:

    Looks amazing! Your tiny christmas tree is adorable and I love these cute cupcakes. :)
    Everyone keeps recommending this Michael Buble recor… I think I'll have to get it too now, just to hear what all the fuss is about. :)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

    December 17, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Thank you! Yes you need it – his voice is just amazing ;)

      December 17, 2013 | Reply
  • Ashleigh Preston says:

    I'm in love with those chevron glasses! Too cute! Love your presentation of everything :)
    ~Ashleigh {Dazzle by Day}
    http://www.dazzlebyday.com

    December 17, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Thanks Ashleigh!! x

      December 17, 2013 | Reply
  • Hannah says:

    So fun! Love C.Wonder. They are such a one-stop shop for things like entertaining.

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

    December 17, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Thank you! Yes they are! I bet they're going to have super cute stuff for the Spring ;)

      December 17, 2013 | Reply
  • Kelsey says:

    This is adorable! Love to see people entertaining even when they live in little NYC apartments. totally doable :)

    xx Kelsey – tortoiseinthesun.com

    December 17, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Thanks Kelsey! Where there's a will there's a way haha – it was very cozy in my teeny apartment! xoxo

      December 17, 2013 | Reply
  • dipped in yellow says:

    so fun!! i love all the shots! x

    dipped in yellow

    December 18, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Thank you!

      December 18, 2013 | Reply
  • Staci (LeatherandLeops) says:

    So fun looks like you are a fab hostess!!

    xx
    Staci

    December 19, 2013 | Reply
  • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) says:

    Thanks Staci! Happy holidays :)

    December 19, 2013 | Reply
  • Brooke Reagan says:

    So cute and fun! I love the gingerbread cupcake toppers : )

    Brooke du jour
    http://www.brookedujour.com

    December 24, 2013 | Reply
  • Sweet Southern Symphony says:

    Love all this – looks beautiful! Where is your ring from?

    December 30, 2013 | Reply