Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bright Lights in the Big City

Inspired by the trip I'll be taking to NYC this weekend, I decided what better way to honor the iconic Christmas elements of the Big Apple than with a party post! So if you're wanting to go big this holiday season, it's time to get inspired by New York City's picturesque holiday scene. I'm talking bright lights, oversized ornaments, and even bigger trees! Check out these delightful picks.

Here are four of the most iconic holiday symbols in New York City to give you some inspiration!

Radio City Music Hall

Christmas in New York DO's & DON'T's. One year we will go! Bucket list!


Macy's in NYC at Christmas - another one on my must-see list.  I am a believer that it's okay to be a kid at heart sometimes, and seeing Santa was on my list.  I did, and he was so lovely.  It's fun to be a kid again, even if just for a minute.


Cartier store at Christmas; the store was once a private home,which the owner traded to Cartier for some jewelry, 5th Ave @55th Street, NYC

Rockefeller Center

NYC during the holiday season / When my kids are older we will definitely doing a New York Christmas !!

Now that you've seen the sights, it's time to sting some lights! The bigger and glitzier, the better!

I love the idea of a Broadway inspired Christmas Tree. Check out these awesome ornaments and decorations!

A Broadway Christmas tree

These oversized ornaments inspired by Radio City Music Hall are an awesome way to display the feel of the Big Apple.

This Christmas, make your lawn festive and bright by decorating it with oversized ornaments

Similar to these oversized ornaments are these paper Christmas crackers! They bring an element of fun and surprise to the party and you can make them yourself!

Oversize Paper Christmas Cracker and more on MarthaStewart.com

I also love the way this giant paper holly and berry garland looks. It is perfect for a NYC inspired party! Plus, this is also a DIY!

The House That Lars Built.: Oversized holly & berry paper garland - a garland that doesn't take up a lot of room to store!

Last but not least, head outside to add some holiday cheer! These large red hanging ornaments create a picturesque view of Christmas!

I would love to do this to our tree in the front of our house. I need to find some large plastic ornaments.

Incorporating little details will add to your party in a big way! Like these taxi place escort card, very New York City-esque.

Taxi place cards

How adorable are these cocktail stirrers? They almost resemble snowflakes or something you'd see in the Barney's holiday window display!

Lovely idea that can be adapted to any theme, including Christmas and New Years!

These New York City inspired winter sugar cookies look delicious and perfectly tie in with the party theme!

SweetSugarBelle's Flickr Photostream. So many fancy, fancy sugar cookies! If you need a lot of inspiration on cookie decoration- here it is!

You can even pull some inspiration from the Christmas movie 'Elf' since it took place in the Big City itself!

An idea on how to set your table for an outdoor movie night featuring Elf on an inflatable movie screen - A unique outdoor movie night theming idea from Southern Outdoor Cinema.

But check out these other trendy desserts as well! A red velvet cake and macaroon tree, two satisfying treats that will bring some holiday glee!

Red Velvet-White Chocolate Cheesecake | Elegant Foods and Desserts

Ladurée, SoHo.


Last but not least, capturing the memories is always important to me! So make sure to setup a photobooth and get some awesome holiday props for all to see.

Photo Booth Props. Christmas Photobooth Photo Props. Mistletoe. Holiday Party

Holiday Photo Booth Props. Frosty the Snowman Photo Prop. Photobooth Prop. Winter Photo. Christmas Photos

Christmas-Themed Photo Booth Props - Great idea for an at-home Christmas Party!

There's nothing quite like Christmas in New York City, so if you don't get a chance to get there, devour the holiday details in your own home with these awesome party inspirations!

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