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Whether it's a holiday dinner party or a wedding celebration for 300 guests, I believe every event is an opportunity to create something special. Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you'll stay a while and find some inspiration along the way!

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Festive Black & White Holiday Party

As soon as December rolls around I know it’s time to get festive and I do so in the only way I know how – with lots of glam details, great drinks, and a dessert display so sweet you’ll forget calories event exist. When it comes to holiday décor, especially for Christmas, I believe more is much merrier.  Faux fur ribbon, glittery white ornaments  and a decked out oversized archway – yes, please! I fell head over (leopard) heels for how my black and white themed décor came together to set the scene for a fun holiday party.

One of the best presents I’ve received this year? Having this very party published on Pizzazzerie ! Courtney is one of my favorite party planning experts and definitely knows how to entertain in style. I’m not the only one who thinks so either, her current book is on the Hot 100 list on Amazon and it was truly an honor to have her feature my work. For the full article  be sure to click this link and leave some love in the comments section.

The tree was filled with an array of ornaments that I’ve collected over the years ranging from a white swan with a gold crown to large starbursts that stuck out from the side of the trees. The glistening deer topper set the tone for all of the ornaments below and the striped ribbon tucked in the branches were a simple but elegant touch to tie everything together.

 My assistant Brody!

My assistant Brody!

Black, white and gold plaid plates were featured on the Kate Spade inspired tablescape and our gold glitter charger plates really made for a memorable place setting.  Laser-cut acrylic place cards sat atop black linen napkins which were adorned with perfect bow napkin rings and they contrasted beautifully with the centerpiece made up of greenery and white florals.

To pull everything together I incorporated black Lucite chairs, which also helped to add a modern touch. Believe me, if it was acceptable to leave this whimsical table up all year long, I would!

Centered in our dessert display was the most darling Rudolph cake, complete with a shiny red nose! An alluring arrangement of sugar cookies were displayed on top of marble cake stands and included everything from pink “coffee mugs” to an array of Christmas themed “sweaters.”

To add a fun twist to your typical dessert bar – add shot glasses of milk or Kahlua for your guests to pair with their favorite sweet treats. A white sequin table linen, fur lined table runner, and an assortment of bows and bells really took this display to a whole new level of holiday glam!”

Event Design, Styling, & Florals
Company: Event Prep
Name: Cassandra Clair
Website: www.theeventprep.com
Instagram: @eventprep
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eventprepplanning

Photography:
AC Photography
Name: Amanda Collins
Website: https://amandacollinsphoto.com
Instagram: @amandacollins_photography
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ACollinsphoto

Cake & Cookies
Glass City Cupcakes
Name: Chantel Laclair-Cox
Website: https://www.glasscitycupcakes.com
Instagram: @glasscitycupcakes
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glasscitycupcakes/

PRODUCTS
Tabletop: Chargers, plaid dinner plates, flatware, napkin rings, glassware, vase – Home Goods
Gift box ideas: All products were sourced from Target
Dessert display- Marble and milk glass cake stands, fur table runner – Home Goods

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- Monica & Stephen

Where do I begin? If you're considering hiring Event Prep as a wedding planner, stop thinking and DO it. Cassandra was the BEST decision we made for our wedding day (besides each other, of course!) I was working full-time, in graduate school full-time, and trying to plan the wedding. Because of her, I was able to truly relax, especially on our wedding day, and live in the moment which I am so grateful for. We can’t thank her enough for helping to make our wedding day exactly as we had hoped and dreamed it would be! 

"The best decision we made"

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- Elena & Nick

Event Prep is the best decision you can make for your wedding planning needs. Period. From the beginning vision phases, to the tough decision making moments, Cassandra is there not only as a seasoned professional but as a friend. There were times where I was at my wits end, and Cassandra became my place of peace and calm. She was always 10 steps ahead of the game and guided me in the right direction. She made me feel like my wedding was her only focus and her efforts showed through. My husband and guests were absolutely speechless at our ceremony and reception. They were truly blown away. None of it would've been possible without her. Simply put, Event Prep made my wedding dreams come true. 

"None of it would have been possible without her."

- Lauren & Todd

You will not be disappointed in your selection with Event Prep. Cassandra is the most professional, kind and bubbly spirit you’ll come in contact with.  We both have full time jobs and knew we would need all the extra help we could get.  Cassandra and Event Prep were the answers to my prayers! She made sure that we were all able to enjoy our day and not think twice about what needed to be accomplished. When I needed her, she was right there. I could not possibly fit a list of all the things Cassandra assisted with into this review. However, I can say she is a big reason I am able to look back on my wedding day with joy and happiness. Having the ability to focus on our guests and enjoy the most important day of our lives was priceless. 

"She is a big reason I am able to look back on my wedding day with joy and happiness."