For artist, author, and hostess with the mostest Cathy B. Graham, preparation for a holiday dinner party goes beyond simple aesthetics. This year at her Upper East Side townhouse, she’s creating a “fantasy on ice” where glittery tulle and white marabou set the stage for bud vases filled with show-stopping blooms in candy-colored hues. The final touch? Giant sugared gumdrops and plenty of twinkling tea lights. “I want my guests to feel like they’re at something special,” says Graham of her fanciful decorations. “It’s my way of showing how much I care about them!”
Watch the video to learn more of Graham’s tried-and-true tips for making your holiday celebration one for the ages, from perfecting the art of candlelight to getting your centerpiece just right!