December 1, 2016 • HOLIDAYS, PARTIES

The 3 Cs of Christmas: Champagne, Cookies & Caviar


Stylist and Draper James ambassador Katie Jacobs, wearing our Draper James Belle Sleeve Dress, boils a holiday party down to the beautiful “basics”: Champagne, cookies, and caviar.

When it comes to throwing a holiday fête, Katie Jacobs—Draper James ambassador and party planner extraordinaire—proves all you really need are the essentials: Champagne, cookies, and caviar!

“The holidays can be crazy busy and weekends book up fast,” says Katie, who has styled several events with us. “I love hosting parties that allow guests to drop by before or after other events. I always make them kid- (and adult!) friendly, so the entire family can join in.”

Hosted at City Farmhouse in Franklin, TN, Katie’s party was a triple-threat: sparkling wine flowed from glitter-covered bottles; cookies got gobbled by kids of all ages; and heaps of caviar made the affair all-the-more decadent. Our Draper James gold metallic wine glasses and appetizer plates enhanced the festive color scheme, as did the outfits worn by Katie and her pal Leah.


Katie and Leah Hasson toasted the holiday season, while little Emmaline snuck a cookie in the background. Leah wore our Harpeth Jacquard Skirt (tailored for maternity wear) and Embroidered Preston Top. Leah’s company, Love & Lion, provided holiday-themed temporary tattoos the guests took home as party favors.


Sparkling wine from Le Grand Courtâge was the perfect way to toast the season.


The standard bottles of bubbly—not to mention the glitter-covered version—paired perfectly with the color scheme, as did our Draper James “Oh My Stars” Stemless Wine Glasses.


Guests noshed on caviar served on French blinis topped with crème fraîche and chives.


“Even the kids joined in on the fun, gobbling up adorable penguin cookies from nearby Triple Crown Bakery with milk served in glass bottles with metal gold straws,” says Katie.


“When you include kids at a party,” says Katie, “always have something for them to do. At this party, kids made penguins out of black party cups and craft paper and used chalk to draw on black and navy paper.”


“Fur throw pillows and penguin stuffed animals tucked in a teepee made for a soft and fun place to play,” says Katie.


“I really like combining weathered and worn pieces with modern clean lines,” says Katie. “The sawhorse legged table juxtaposed with the modern glass serving pieces perfectly. ” To add to the fun, Katie used navy satin ribbon to tie gold, white, and clear balloons filled with gold confetti to the table. She also commissioned a friend to hand-calligraph a very Southern greeting to a banner fastened to the bold navy wall.


Our Draper James Metallic Totes Y’all Owen Tote matched the color scheme, as did our Ornament Clutch.


Dressed up with our Snowflake Fob (and filled with bottles of the bubbly stuff!), our Contrast Stripe Tennessee Tote was equally festive.

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By Katie Jacobs.
Model: Leah Hasson, co-founder of Love & Lion.
Child models: Emmaline and Bennett
Special thanks to: Amy Cherry for photography, Love & Lion for temporary tattoos, Abi McGinnis for the calligraphy banner, City Farmhouse for the shoot location, Le Grand Courtâge for sparkling wine, Tripe Crown Bakery for cookies, and Oh Shiny Paper Co. for balloons.