This weekend I've invited a group of couples up to the family cabin for some fun in the snow and delicious food. I've already planned the menu  and invitations , so next up on the agenda is decorations. Even though the party is a weekend long, I still want to have lots of little extras to make this weekend different from every other weekend in the mountains. For my evergreen, silver, and white decoration scheme,
- The easiest step to changing your house from everyday to party day is with the table setting. Currently the table at the family cabin is set in its winter dressing: a red tablecloth with white lace overlay. The second I arrive at the cabin (I begged my husband to take off work early so we could arrive before the rest of the party) I will transform the table from Christmasy to wintery wonderland chic. I'll replace the red/white tablecloth with a dark green one. A silver running made of shiny - not tacky - fabric will cover the middle of the table and on top of it I'll arrange an assortment of white and silver pillar candles in various shapes and sizes.
- Usually my mom decorates the cabin with lots of fake ivy covered in ornaments. I plan on removing the ornaments and leaving the green garlands sprinkled with white lights for mood lighting.
- It's important to drape blankets over the sofas and chairs so guests feel comfortable enough to curl up and relax while they watch a movie or read a book.
- Lots of firewood is key to maintain a cozy fire the entire weekend.
- Silver accents can be added in the form of ribbon or silverware and plates.
- As this is a party that celebrates the natural beauty of the terrain around you, the decorations should act as a border for what one sees when they stare out the windows.
Have I forgotten to include your shiny white snowflakes in the decor? Tell me all about your great winter wonderland weekend decoration ideas below. Coming tomorrow...the final chapter of this party...the music!