Magical Merry Christmas: 5 Festive Party Ideas

Host Sandra Lee helps a family celebrate life's blessings when their daughter recovers from a lengthy battle with cancer.

  • Sandra chose a fresh green-and-gold color scheme for the table. Each place setting receives a handmade place card that doubles as a tree ornament and party favor. Want to create your own? Get crafting with the step-by-step instructions.
  • Rather than wrapping gifts in disposable holiday-themed paper, place gifts in a reusable, fabric-covered storage box. Then simply top with ribbon, silk flowers and a notecard.
  • Company's coming! Sandra sets the table for a holiday feast using green and gold fabric from the bolt as a tablecloth. The table's centerpiece is created by placing large glass ornaments on top of layered branches of silk greenery.
  • Sandra carries the green-and-gold color scheme to the Christmas tree by adding stems of glittering faux greenery to the tree. A good rule of thumb is to add the largest ornaments to the tree closest to the trunk and decrease the size of the ornaments as you work your way out to the branch ends.
  • Jars of homemade apple butter make a memorable gift when embellished with fabric, ribbon and glittering faux flowers, leaves and fruit. © 2010 Scripps Networks, L.L.C. All rights reserved
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