Definitive Proof That Throwing a Last-Minute Dinner Party Is Possible

So you’ve decided to throw a little get-together for the holidays for your nearest and dearest but don’t know where to start… After all, you want the occasion to feel intimate, fun, and creative without spending your entire weekend in a planning frenzy. We get it—you’re busy, but that doesn’t mean your party needs to feel any less thoughtful and special.

Case in point: this gorgeous holiday dinner that our very own Rachel Zeilic hosted for three of her girlfriends, Jenny Cipoletti of Margo and Me, Brittany Xavier of Thrifts and Threads, and Michelle Salas. From a simple yet elegant tablescape design to a winning Chandon cocktail recipe that only requires three ingredients, Zeilic proves that throwing a dinner party is only as complicated as you make it.

Ahead, get a peek inside the fashion girl–approved evening replete with her delicious recipes and décor ideas.

Want to spread the cheer this holiday season by throwing your own dinner party? Don’t forget to celebrate with Chandon.