Get ready for the Christmas season with our clever tricks to simplify the holidays. Including crafty Christmas wrapping ideas, must-try ideas for hosting guests, and why-didn't-I-think-of-that Christmas shortcuts, our tips for the holiday season are guaranteed to make your life easier.View Slideshow
Entertaining guru Jennifer Sbranti shows us how to throw a super chic Christmas party that infuses rich browns and sparkly silvers with a traditional red-and-white palette.
Editor's Tip: If you don't have a red runner, this look can be easily re-created by folding a red tablecloth. Line the runner around the edges with white rickrack -- no sewing required!
SOURCE Tablecloths: Target.
Embellish the bottom of the glasses with a band of white or red ribbon, and hang a candy cane over the edge.
Editor's Tip: For more sweet treats, create a themed sweets buffet with trays of chocolate truffles, white chocolate covered pretzels, sugar cookies, and cupcakes. Drizzle melted chocolate and red and white frosting on top.
Next, warm the party up with some candlelight. Place two brown pillar candles on short-footed glass pedestals on either side of the centerpiece. Embellish candles with decorative paper and ribbon, and hot-glue an opaque white vase gem to the center of the candle.
Editor's Tip: Paper-wrapped votive holders look adorable and add a variety of heights to your candy-coated table.