This month on It's A Party we are sharing the how-to's to throwing an In-Home Styling party. Check out creative ways to display merchandise, bodega floral arrangements, savory snacks and a stellar signature cocktail.
In-home styling parties are all the rage these days. Whether you are a professional stylist working for a company or just prefer to have friends over for a clothing swap, it is important to style the product (just like you style yourself) using subtle props that organically integrate the merchandise into the space. We've styled the latest designs from Stella & Dot using props from CB2, Pier 1 Imports, Crate and Barrel and The Container Store. See below to enter to win a from Stella & Dot. Brighten up the room with bodega flowers using various textures and colors to give the arrangement depth and contrast. Create a signature cocktail and a self-serve bar to spend more time with your guests. My favorite is the strawberry-peach sangria. TIP: Cut up fruit beforehand and keep extra in the refrigerator. Let the sangria stand at room temperature for at least 1- 2 hours or chill up to 4 hours. Serve sangria over ice. Strawberry-Peach Sangria
- 1 750-ml bottle dry white wine
- 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1 cup Cointreau
- 3 peaches, each cut into 12 slices
- 1 large orange, cut crosswise into 6 slices
- 1 large lemon, cut crosswise into 6 slices
- 3 to 4 cups ice cubes
Preparation - Mix white wine, Cointreau, strawberries, peaches, orange slices, lemon slices, and in large pitcher, smashing citrus slices slightly. For the non alcoholic drink you can add 7up, seltzer or sprite.
Serve savory appetizers on festive and stylish dinnerware, like these from theNovogratz Dinnerware Collection. See below to enter to win a Novogratz serving tray, plate, bowl and mug to enjoy at your next party. Recipes
- The Savory snack is toasted bread, squared and layered with meats, cheeses and olives held together with a toothpick
- Guacamole deviled egg recipe
- Watermelon basil stick recipe
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