For the past several years we have hosted my husbands family Christmas party at our home. We always try to make it festive and memorable for everyone.
We have a recipe for a memorable party…Begin with a theme that everyone can get into. Add a menu filled with crowd favorites. Offer a variety of drinks that appeal to all ages. Toss in a theme inspired photo booth with props for capturing the moments. Finally, gifts, gifts and gifts.
This year our theme is a vintage Christmas. Because of the range of ages in our family we have encouraged everyone to interpret vintage for themselves…they can wear something vintage, bring a vintage inspired dish or gift.
To start things off right, I went in search of a vintage aluminum Christmas tree with a color wheel just like the one I remember from my Grandmothers house when I was growing up.
Its important to make sure the tree reflects the theme of the party. It’s the first thing people see when they come in to the house. It’s where they drop off their presents. And its where we gather for the family gift exchange. It will be shining star in the background of many family pictures.
As it is with all of my Christmas decorating the tree is still a work in progress. Maybe tomorrow I will find the perfect vintage topper.