How to Make Your Holiday Party the Talk of the Town

Chefanie at Victory Club's holiday party wearing an Ann Taylor dress and Mercedes Salazar earrings. Photo credit: Noa Griffel for BFA

Chefanie at Victory Club's holiday party wearing an Ann Taylor dress and Mercedes Salazar earrings. Photo credit: Noa Griffel for BFA

Last weekend, Chefanie threw Victory Club's annual Holiday Fête at Dickinson Roundell Gallery. The event, sponsored by BMW of Manhattan, hosted members and friends for an afternoon of bites and bubbles. Here, Chefanie shares her 5 best tips for throwing a holiday party of your own. Cheers! 

Photo credit: Noa Griffel for BFA

1. Prosecco

Nothing gets people in the holiday spirit like a little bubbly. We served Prosecco from the Conegliano Valdobbiadene region of Italy, the birthplace of Prosecco.

 

2. Keep the food options simple. 

Only the very best. For us, that meant a lifesize gingerbread house, pigs in a blanket, and cakes with Chefanie Sheets

 

5 foot Gingerbread House. Photo credit: Noa Griffel for BFA

Mistletoe. Photo credit: Noa Griffel for BFA

Mistletoe. Photo credit: Noa Griffel for BFA

3. Mistletoe

What turns your party from fleeting to famous is the introduction of 2 people who end up dating. Maximize your chances of this happening by maximizing the mistletoe. A Christmas miracle never hurt anyone... 

4. Send everyone home with a souvenir. 

For all 80 guests, Chefanie prepared giftbags of her favorite things: truffle oil from Urbani, gingerbread chocolates from Chuao, Green Hot Cinnamon tea from Harney & Sons, Jacques Pepin spatulas from Sur La Table, cocktail napkins by Baron von Fancy from The Prospect NY, and adorable bottles of Hottie Tottie.

5. Make a snapchat filter

Because the only thing better than your guests having fun is letting everyone else know.