Winter is the perfect time of year to throw a soiree, play-up the season by creating your own Winter Wonderland!
There's nothing worse than a chilly room, and a little staging can make all the difference. If your party is inside, consider a fire (or candles to give a sense of intimacy and cosiness); if guests will be mingling in a courtyard or garden make sure there is outdoor heating - or even a fire pit, which people will gravitate towards.
But know when to play it cool
Celebrations and champagne go together like cool-girls Bella and Gigi Hadid. A common mistake to avoid is serving bubbly too cold, so instead keep it on ice until opening then let it sit, the ideal temperature is between 8-10°C. We love Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial, $49 (approx.)
Spread the word
Want your party to be a night to remember? Skip the predictable Facebook event request and send your guests personal invites via e-mail or the post. Remember: the tone of the night is established in the wording and the details, so establish a theme and play it up in the invitations.
Create an opulent atmosphere with luxurious prints and bright table decorations. The right colour combinations can add a playful touch to even the most sophisticated affair, while vibrant florals as seen on Gucci's resort 18 runway (below) will look amazing in photos. Table decorations are another way to play up your theme, with wintry accents like cinnamon sticks or even sprigs of pine.