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White Christmas Inspired Patio

Just a few days before Thanksgiving, we hosted a friends dinner. It was freezing but it was so much fun! It all started when I decided to take a random Tuesday off in early November. I spent the day watching one of my favorite movies, The Holiday and spend the day refueling my creative tank. In this one specific scene they were eating Christmas fettuccini and I thought, “we should totally do that” and then I looked at the calendar. Out of town every weekend from Thanksgiving to New Years. Major Bummer.

Just looking at all of the commitments piling up could have totally derailed the entire plan but I thought, “no way, not this year, we’re doing this even if it’s on a school night.” We settled on the Monday before Thanksgiving and having it on a school night made it that much more memorable.

I had decorated the house and the front porch already in preparation for the Christmas Tour of Homes 2015 thanks to a little help from my mom so decorating the back patio in a White Christmas theme didn’t seem too far a stretch. Besides, Christmas fettuccini is already white so everything pretty much fell into place.

I started out layering the table with things I already had on hand at home like a white dust ruffle and cream colored lace curtains.


Then I added chargers I painted grey and a mix of white and snow covered tree china.


These little sleighs were unpainted when I bought them so I decided to paint them with silver metallic craft paint. I made these snowballs from cotton balls.


I knew in advance we were going to be eating outside by the fire so I chose to keep it really simple and have lots of candles burning too.


I love the way this Texas Sage adds a little bit of interest with the palest color of green.


Of course, we have to have little bubbly.

White Christmas Inspired Patio - The Crowned Goat

This worktable turned outdoor buffet has made such a difference in our outdoor entertaining. Even though it’s not typical to serve fettuccine in soup tureens, I like to keep all of the food covered when I’m eating outside.


Those wood beads, I can’t even.


My sister gave me her white tree last year and I was just as excited to use it on the back patio this year. I “planted” it in this basket I picked up at a thrift store over the summer. All of the decorations are from last year’s tree too. Totally low key.


This area is really close to the fire pit so I wanted to make sure the s’mores and hot chocolate bar would be handy since it was so cold.


We love to keep it cozy in this house, which means we always have blankets. Always.


I think the best part of the whole night was just being able to relax and laugh the time away.


We all could use a little more of that this season, am I right?


See you guys back here tomorrow. I’ll share a Christmas inspired booth update!

Many blessings,


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  1. CoCo – this is a party that we wish we were at! The White Christmas theme is so fun and festive. So glad that you had just a bit of time to relax and unwind. What better way to spend it than with friends! All of your touches and attention to detail made your guests feel special, we are sure! Put us on the guest list for your next soiree!

    1. You girls always know how to make a lady feel special. Thank you so much for your sweet comments. It would be so much fun to have both of you here. We could get into some serious trouble as long as it’s not passed 8 pm bawawawa Hugs, CoCo

  2. Everything looks beautiful and cozy as usual, CoCo! I’m glad you were able to find time during the busy holiday season to have a fun, relaxing night with friends!

    1. You’re sweet, Amy, thank you so much! I don’t know if I’ll ever find a balance between running this blog and the business but I definitely appreciate being able to slow down even if it’s for just a night 🙂 Sending you hugs, CoCo

  3. Next time I want to be invited!! Looks so lovely

  4. Absolutely beautiful CoCo! I am going to show up at one of your dinner parties 😉 You do such a wonderful job of making what you need styled so pretty. I love the blankets peeking out!

    1. I really appreciate it Lori, thank you so much. It would be tons of if you came. We could have a great time! Bring the girls. Those blankets give me the giggles. You know as soon as it gets around 60 degrees in Florida, I am bundling up 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

    1. You’re seriously the sweetest, Fotini, thank you so much! It was fun to put together. Sometimes, you gotta take a break from the holiday crazy and enjoy a little bit of girl time 🙂 Hope you have a fun weekend, CoCo

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