Time to party like a rock star. At least that's what event planner to the stars and author Jes Gordon suggests. She shows ...
us how to set a sophisticated mood for a holiday party, without breaking the bank.
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Host: So it’s time party like a rock star right? Well, at least, that’s what event planner to the stars and author, Jesse Gordon suggests. She’s done events from Madonna, Barbara Streisand, Nicholas Cage and more but what about those of us without the rock star budget. Jesse is here now to show us how to set a sophisticated mood for a holiday party without breaking the bank. Jesse: Let’s face it, we see a lot of Christmas décor, we see Hanukkah, we see thanksgiving. I just want to celebrate the winter months. So my team and I came up with some really cool ideas for around the house, possible centerpiece ideas up on the bar, on the side tables, up on the stairwells. One of them is called clear sea glass. This is actually acrylic pieces. It looks like little diamonds adding a little bit of bling to your holiday décor. There’s nothing wrong with that and filling it with a really nice apothecary jar that you can get anywhere. Target, Crate and Barrel, Bed, Bath and Beyond, K-Mart. Anywhere. The LED light is a magnificent invention of fake candlelight that actually lasts for at least 12 to sometimes 72 hours. Filling this up with the LED light shining through and literally just placing these around your house, glowing. These look great on the ends of bars. This is really, really simple, elegant and clean and then to add kind of an organic element to it, I love to take something gorgeous like a peacock feather and create the ultimate arrangement. A little country, a little rock and roll here folks for the holidays. What we did here is we went to Kate’s Paperie and we bought some gorgeous art paper. We chose some really cool textures and colors and what we did is we glued the paper on to the cylinder and we finished it off with even more bling. These are the big daddies. These are two feet tall, three feet tall, four feet tall. Sometimes they even come six feet tall. I’m going with my blue LED lights. I’m dropping them down in there and I’m filling up with my acrylic sea glass and I’m just creating a base for this particular cylinder and I am stacking some gorgeous holidays spheres. This is kind of a fun way to use Christmas ornaments in a cool, chick sort of a way. And this is more of a modern Christmas tree type of take. You can take really great grape vine branches or curly willow which is what we have here, you wire on these great hanging votives found in most retail stores and home décor stores and pop the LED lights in. The reason why I’m using the LED lights so very much is because, number one, they are not a fire hazard so it’s great. If you, if grandma gets crazy, dancing the rock around the tree, she’s not hitting this and causing a big fire, because that’s a major downer. So this is a great way to add some beautiful luminescence to anywhere in your home. A wow factor so to say. For me, these elements are the perfect way to wow your guests for this holiday season.