A Stylish Christmas Celebration Guide

Christmas Party Essentials

Throw the bubbles on ice, because party season is officially in full swing. Whether you’re hosting your own event at home or simply want to hit refresh on your holiday wardrobe, follow our guide for your most joyous (and stylish) party season yet...

How to: Choose the perfect party outfit

The end of year brings with it an endless list of parties and events – from corporate dos to twilight barbecues – and they all call for the perfect new outfit. Nail cocktail-casual with groundbreaking florals teamed with an elegant kitten heel, or if the dress code calls for more, a sophisticated high-neck lace dress will be sure to steal the show. Look to the timeless wrap dress trend for a relaxed picnic do, or if a balmy Sunday afternoon barbecue is on the cards, pare it back further in an on-trend cotton maxi dress with sandals. For those summer soirées that have a habit of stretching well into the evening – or if you have multiple events to attend on the same day – opt for a dress that can carry you all the way from the first canapé of the afternoon through to your last sip of bubbly. A pared-back slip teamed with a bold lip is a stunning, fail-safe option. This off-shoulder pencil dress is a flattering option for your work Christmas party and will ensure you look smart, stylish and confident. As for the gents, good quality derby shoes, smart-casual chinos and a pair of classic cufflinks will see you through most dress codes.

How to: Dazzle your guests with show-stopping food

Hosting an extraordinary party doesn’t have to incite stress – as long as you plan ahead and use the right tools. Bring your mood board to life by starting with a marble cheese board and cake stands for height. Balance your hero ingredient – be that cheese or charcuterie – with delicious rustic bread and condiments, plus nuts and seasonal fruits (like cherries and figs) for a textural, colourful, Pinterest-worthy finish. If you’re planning a sit-down dinner, centre the menu on seasonal, fresh produce that’s ideal for sharing, whether a whole snapper or fresh pasta served in a chic serving bowl alongside a simple salad. '

How to: Prepare your home for the party of the season

Creating a festive, joyful atmosphere takes a touch more than just simply stringing up fairy lights (although that helps). For those looking to up their table game, an all-white arrangement and summer-friendly silverware is equal parts effortless and chic. Fresh, seasonal flowers placed along the table in elegant glass vases adds a sense of occasion, as does on-trend linen napkins and personalised place setting cards.

The Essentials

Your next steps? Update your wardrobe, replenish your pantry and start planning your most stylish festive season ever.

Christmas Party Essentials

The perfect wine glasses.The perfect champagne flutes. The perfect cheese board. The perfect table cloth

Christmas Party Essentials

The perfect party dress for all occasions. The perfect pair of statement earrings.

Christmas Party Essentials

The perfect bottle of bubbles. The perfect picnic-friendly spirit. The perfect wine cooler. The perfect wireless speaker.

Tips for hosting the perfect Christmas celebration