joyeux noel [frog prince paperie]

Thursday, December 16, 2010

there is something really special about this family holiday dinner that paula of frog prince paperie not only hosted and styled but also cooked and baked the food menu herself. it is simply amazing. i'm not quite sure where to start but you'll see in a minute why. her blog post reminds us that family traditions and memories are what matters most and especially during the holiday season it is best spent to relish that over food and fellowship. 

on to the party decor details ~ paula's family is from new orleans and it is but fitting to serve cajun flavors amidst a french-inspired tabletop and place settings. i love the fleur de lis accents, ivory candleholders, pewter cakestand, plates and platters. magnolia blooms and boxwood sprigs were added for a southern touch. 

the menu

i like the ivory, cream, silver and aqua color palette. simply elegant!

paula even created the most darling chair back ruffle to add drama and charm 
to the already spectacular table! 
this is my favorite decor detail! 

heirloom furniture such as the buffet and desk above were used to showcase desserts and appetizers

are you guys drooling yet? seriously, i just want to pack my bags and move to where she lives and i will be that annoying neighbor that hangs around her house everyday!

but are you ready for more? her appetizer recipes are up in her blog too!

and the most important detail not to be missed ~ all the printable papergoods items used here are now available in her shop and the sale of this collection is to benefit the alzheimer's association. thank you paula for allowing me to share!

{all images by paula of frog prince paperie}


ContessaLaville said...

Just lovely!

JC's Loft said...

I LOVE Paula and all of her designs!!! I saw this on her blog and my jaw hit the floor. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!


Hamptontoes said...

Super lovely! The turquoise is fabulous and the food looks beyond delicious. Love how she incorporated using furniture to display the food offerings.

GabbyRM said...

Wow. So beautiful, and so luxurious. It belongs in a magazine.

Susan said...

Such an unexpected color at Christmas. FYI:I make the croquenbouche trees she used at the end.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

GET OUT OF TOWN. That is stunning. I am without words. The pop of the blue and the chair ruffles. Are you kidding me? Just gorgeous.

Frog Prince Paperie said...

Thank you for such a lovely feature, Lili! I appreciate it!


PartyMom said...

This is just so gorgeous! And everything looks delicious too! That is quite the menu for DIY...seriously, this is just gorgeous!

Rae said...

Oh so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I love this color scheme.

Sandi said...

oh my gorgeous!