November 24, 2008 13:07 ET

Holiday Parties Get Personal: Entertaining Expert Kimberly Schlegel Whitman Shares Tips on How to Keep Up With the Hottest Trend for Holiday Parties -- Personalizing the Party for Your Guests

GLENDALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2008) - During the busy and stressful holiday season, events and parties blur over each other as the season passes. But one of the easiest methods for hosting a memorable party is also one of this year's hottest trends -- personalizing the party to your guests. Tailoring menus, beverage selections and décor to the delight of guests is sure to impress no matter the size of the gathering.

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, the Entertaining Expert and author of the new book "Tablescapes" who is working with NESCAFÉ, shares tips that make for an unexpected and unforgettable experience. Personalization holds the key to keeping your party fun and fresh for your guests.

Some tips and ideas include:

-- Creative décor ideas like inviting your guests to sign inexpensive ornaments instead of a guest book to add a personal touch for guests

-- Innovative, personalized tablescapes like a peppermint brunch, which is an unexpected and affordable way to decorate for a different take on the holiday party

-- Easy food and beverage options like a coffee bar that serves up everything from a rich espresso to a frothy cappuccino will suit individual tastes

Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    Kate Greenberg
    Manning Selvage and Lee