ONEHOPE Holiday Party

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Helloooo!  Are you staying warm out there?!  I can not believe the news coming out of the midwest and east coast!  I’m slightly jealous that I’m not there to witness the biggest snow storm in DECADES (my inner 10 year old self would do anything for a snow day), but I’m also thrilled at the fact that I’m not there to experience the super cold temperatures.  I think the lowest I’ve experienced is a wind chill of 18 below and I never want to face that again.  I feel you, ‘Merica!  Stay warm!

I REALLY wanted to share all of our ONEHOPE Holiday (#ONEHOPEHoliday) images before Christmas for anyone searching for last minute inspiration, but as I detailed previously, that just couldn’t happen this year.  Since half of the country is facing winter to the max, I thought I’d still share this little winter wonderland transformed office conference room in case you’re planning a snowy get-together.  The second half of the images are of the DIY we did that day where we gold-leafed our own glassware.  It was really fun and the results were so unique and gorgeous… definitely something creative and different to do with your girlfriends if you ever feel like having a ladies night in :-)  I apologize in advance for there being tons of pictures, but I just could not narrow them down further.  We had an absolutely amazing photographer, Jen Wiley who crushed it for us.  I usually shoot most of our content, but knew that we needed a professional for a project of this magnitude and Jen was SO nice, so receptive, so creative… I could not have asked for anyone better.  She captured the day perfectly and didn’t miss a SINGLE detail.  If you’re on the market for a wonderful photographer, hire her. Now :-)

PS:  If you’re new to Design Wine Dine and are interested in the background story of why I planned this little holiday get-together, check out my reasoning and inspiration board for the party and decor here.  Also, I had this crazy vision in my mind that included a pallet wall, but we didn’t have one at our office… so I made one.  Unfortunately, I was in such a rush to get it done that I didn’t document a lot of the process, but will break it down step by step and put it up here soon.  Stay tuned!

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DIY Information

Supplies

  • Flutes or Champagne Coups – We used these and these to give our guests a little variety.
  • Gold leaf, adhesive and sealant (available at craft stores)
  • Paint brushes

Directions

  • Using a paint brush, apply adhesive to the glass.  Get creative with shapes and stripes!
  • Wait a few minutes until the glue gets tacky (2-5 minutes).  We had the best luck when the glue was almost dry.
  • Place your gold leaf on the glass and press down to smooth out any bubbles or inconsistencies.  Allow your gold leaf to set for 15-20 minutes.
  • Carefully remove excess gold leaf from around the glued areas.
  • Once all excess gold leaf is removed, brush your sealant on over the gold leaf.  This will allow you to drink out of and handle the glasses.  Since your glasses are hand crafted with love, please hand wash them with care

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Wine: Hope at Home
Coffee: ONEHOPE Coffee
Linens: La Tavola
Gold rimmed glasses and ghost chairs: Classic Party Rentals
Deer Head: ZGallerie 
Frames: West Elm
Event/Floral Design and Production: Me!
Calligraphy: Beth Phillips at ONEHOPE
Photography: JWiley Photography

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