entertaining, holidays, party ideas, tabletop inspiration

A Whimsical Wonderland Tabletop

It’s funny how holidays can evoke a certain mood from year to year. Last Christmas, I was in the mood for sophisticated, wintery glamour with a frosty, table of white, burgundy and gold. But this year? I’m all about joy in the form of color with this Christmas tabletop inspiration we created around these adorable bottle-brush trees in shades of pink, aqua and teal

a whimsical wonderland holiday table from coco+kelley

a whimsical wonderland holiday table from coco+kelley // sisal trees!

a whimsical wonderland holiday table from coco+kelley

Even the soufflés we whipped up went with the theme – a dusting of ‘snow’ and a pink raspberry topped those dishes just right…

a whimsical wonderland holiday table from coco+kelley

a whimsical wonderland holiday table from coco+kelley

a whimsical wonderland holiday table from coco+kelley

a whimsical wonderland holiday table from coco+kelley

Our wreath made from honeycomb balls added a simple, fun touch to the wall, while personalized nutcrackers (that we DIY’d!) greet their guests and watch over their gifts…

a whimsical wonderland holiday table from coco+kelley // nutcracker place settings

a whimsical wonderland holiday table from coco+kelley

I loved how the color popped in our all-white studio, bringing a fresh and festive style to the space…

a whimsical wonderland holiday table from coco+kelley

a whimsical wonderland holiday table from coco+kelley

And, of course, a table like this requires a little pop of color from the hostess herself…

a whimsical wonderland holiday table from coco+kelley

a whimsical wonderland holiday table from coco+kelley

Not to mention tidings of comfort and joy on napkins! After all… ’tis definitely the season for indulging guests with a setting that evokes childish delight and just the perfect amount of whimsy to bring a little holiday cheer.

photography by katie parra for coco+kelley // styling by cassandra lavalle

sources :: dishes b by brandie // gold flatware // gold chargers // glassware // stitched napkins // trees // nutcrackers // tablecloth from choice linens // wrapping paper by farewell paperie