A Gold Party With Martha Stewart Celebrations

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I have a fun project today that I worked on for the new Martha Stewart Celebrations line at JCPenney. They asked me to use one of the new collections to style a party and make it personal. I was thrilled to receive the gold party in a box because it’s so celebratory and would be great for graduations, milestone birthdays, anniversaries, and wedding parties.

The box came with everything I needed to create a party {even things I couldn’t use here}. I love how beautiful and stylish everything is – after all it IS Martha Stewart. Wanna see what I did?

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Setting the Table:

  • I layered a chevron runner on top of a white cloth. The “runner” is actually place mats laid end to end. The pattern works so well with the modern style of the paper goods.
  • A low flower arrangement lets guests talk to one another without obstruction. Mostly white flowers placed in a gold vase ties into the theme.
  • I layered 2 sizes of plates for each place setting and topped them with the boxed favors. I LOVE these favor boxes. The slide style {like a matchbox} is so easy to put together, and they’re filled with gold foiled chocolates also from Martha Celebrations. I topped each box with white paper flowers {by Martha Stewart} that I just happened to have on hand – something I picked up about a year ago at the craft store.
  • I layered my own white napkins with gold ones from the collection and tied with ribbon. The utensils are nestled inside.

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Sweets Table

  • The dessert table is set with cupcakes jazzed up with liners and toppers from Martha Celebrations. I also got a cupcake stand but didn’t use it here.
  • Hanging lanterns add visual height and interest, and even the ribbon & gold candy {root beer flavor, yum!} used in the party is from the collection.
  • Brownie pops sit on a bed of gold cake glitter, and champagne is served on my Lucite tray from A Blissful Nest.
  • An array of gold and celebratory invitations and greeting cards are ready to personalize and send.


Styling a party from a complete set like this made things so easy and I’m thrilled to have been asked to do so. There are many other collections to choose from and you can see what other bloggers have done with them on our group “Lets Celebrate” Pinterest board. Also, when you rePin one of them using the hashtag “#LetsCelebrate” {now through June 14} you’ll be entered to win your own party in a box! The blogger with the most repins will also win recognition from MarthaStewart.com.

Have a great day!

“All the MarthaCelebratons at JCPenney products featured in this post were provided by the Editors at Martha Stewart Living, a team that loves a good party and deeply admires the bloggers who throw them.”

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to Homes.com, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. So pretty!!!! I love the gold :)

  2. Love love love how you plated your cake pops and the bow picks!!! Super pretty table, Chris!

  3. Gorgeous Chris! I do not expect anything less from you my friend!

  4. seriously loving the gold! can not tell you how much i love that dessert table… the cake glitter is INSPIRED!

  5. Love this. It looks sooooo elegant! Can I tell you how much I love the bows as cupcake picks? Cause I love them lots. I want to go to this party.

  6. LOVE it!!!! Just pinned! Congrats on the fabulous party ♥

  7. I love this!! you did such a good job on everything. I love the cake stands, the sweets sign and tray!

  8. Looks lovely!!!!!

  9. Chris!! Love all the gold and what you did with it. So pretty. I also love that you layered your napkins. They came out so pretty like that. Pretty! Pretty! Pretty! MUST have your cake pedestals too! *wink*

  10. I love the way the gold turned out Chris! Great work!!!

  11. Love the chevron runner and the way the clear glasses do not detract from the pattern. Also, love the pop of yellow flowers in the centerpiece. This is a gorgeous layout!

  12. Love that shade of gold! Fabulous details, the invitations are lovely (love the idea of using various languages in the text), the chevron details and the typography – awesome stuff!


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