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Nancy Park of So Happi Together put together this lovely ladies’ holiday dinner party inspired by snowflakes. “The idea that no two snowflakes are alike reminded me of my friends,” says Nancy. “I wanted to celebrate the unique friendships that get me through each year. So I decided to throw a holiday party for my closest girlfriends and spoil them with a cozy night in of good food, fun, and conversation.”
To get the look of this party yourself, try the DIY projects featured in the videos below.
Nancy put together this pretty string light chandelier from branches and Solo cups.
- Solo cups
- Glittery ribbon trim
- Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers
- X-Acto knife
- Two birch branches (or other branches spray-painted white)
- White string lights
Step 1: Spray-paint Solo cups.
Step 2: Cut off top of cups.
Step 3: Glue trim around top edge.
Step 4: Mark an “x” on the bottom of each cup with a paint pen.
Step 5: Use an X-Acto knife to cut the “x”s into the cup.
Step 6: Thread twine through each cup. Tie a knot on the end so the cup can hang from the twine.
Step 7: Tie two branches together with twine to form an “x.”
Step 8: Tie cups to branches to create chandelier. Wrap branches with battery-powered string lights. Tie twine around the ends of all four branches, knot in the center, then make a loop and hang from a hook in the ceiling.
Nancy came up with this novel way to use plastic mesh to decorate for her fancy girls’ night in.
- Plastic mesh sheet
- Hot glue
- White artificial flowers
- Birch branches (or spray-paint other branches white)
Step 1: Cut different-sized circles from plastic mesh. Don’t worry if they’re not perfect.
Step 2: Poke a few circles onto two toothpicks held together, leaving a little room between them, and hot-glue into place.
Step 3: Add dots of hot glue in several places on your branch, then stick your toothpick “mushrooms” in them at various angles.
Step 4: Hot-glue on a few artificial flowers.
These snowflake poufs were Nancy’s creation for her holiday dinner party, but they’d also be perfect for a bridal or baby shower.
- White fabric
- White tulle
- Hot glue
Step 1: Cut fabric and tulle into circles.
Step 2: Fold a fabric circle into a triangle.
Step 3: Sew through bottom corner.
Step 4: Repeat with a tulle circle using the same thread so the circles are sewn together.
Step 5: Finish by repeating with a fabric circle.
Step 6: Hot-glue middle of pouf where the circles are sewn together. Fluff and spread fabric. Sprinkle on a tabletop, the bottom of a bar cart, on a mantle, or anywhere else you want to add a delicate accent.
Planner Nancy Park is the founder of So Happi Together, a boutique event design, planning, and coordination company specializing in weddings and other love-filled days. Nancy is a Southern California native whose philosophy is that phenomenal parties are the result of purposeful planning. She personally works on the design and planning of every event and especially enjoys building finding innovative ways to make each one unique and memorable. She adores personal details and the challenge to incorporate them into the big day, finding inspiration in the identities and stories of the couples she works with. Together, they orchestrate a day that reflects a couple’s style, vision, and love.
Event Design and Planning: So Happi Together
Coordinated by: Be Inspired PR
Photography: Jana Williams Photography
Florals: Heavenly Blooms
Cakes/Desserts: M Cakes Sweets
Calligraphy: Olive Hue Paper Goods
Signage and snowflake paper filigree: Bramble Workshop
Appetizers: Urban Palate
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Venue: The Holding Company