Festive Table {Inspired by the Life of Pi} + A Giveaway!

My plans for the holidays this year include a festive adult only party on New Year’s Eve. I’ve always wanted to host a sophisticated soiree to ring in the new year, complete with grown-up decor, decadent desserts and lots of games! We’re heading out of town for Christmas, so I’m doing my planning a little early :)

I headed over to World Market last weekend to check out their new collection, inspired by the movie, Life of Pi… have you seen it? It’s about an Indian boy and the epic journey he takes with a very unlikely tavel companion… a Bengal tiger! As I shopped, I was inspired by the vivid colors and textures I found in World Market’s Life of Pi collection. Here are a few items that caught my eye:

I love the handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items that you can always find at World Market. These fabric elephants are bright and cheery {I’d love to see these as a mobile in a nursery, along with the camel  rocking horse!} The scarves would make a wonderful gift for the moms and girlfriends on your list!One of my favorite finds were these gorgeous rugs:

Here’s what I ended up taking home with me:

I couldn’t wait to get home and put together my party tablescape!
This beautiful rug is the centerpiece of my entire design. And who says you have to put it underneath the table? I think it makes a gorgeous tablecloth!
For my place settings, I took a strand of the fabric chicks and cut it in half to make two separate accessories for the plates. I think this is my favorite part of the table design:
I wrapped another garland of fabric chicks around the chandelier…
Look at that amazing star candle lantern! As soon as I saw this in the store, I knew I had to find a place for it. The red glass casts a beautiful glow on the table, and it would make a great Christmas decoration too. {When my boys saw it, they asked if we could put it at the top of our tree!}
I still have a few finishing touches to add before the table will be completely ready for my New Year’s Eve guests, but I think this is a pretty good start…
You know what would make the New Year even more amazing? Taking an exotic vacation to India with my hubby :) Lucky for me, World Market is giving away a trip for two as part of their Life of Pi Sweepstakes. Here’s the scoop:
  • The Grand Prize Package includes a dream vacation for 2 to India and a $1,000 World Market gift card. There will also be 3 runner-up prize winners who will each receive a $500 World Market gift card!
  • The Life of Pi Sweepstakes runs from 11/7 – 12/28/2012.
  • If you share the sweepstakes with 5 of your friends (via FB share or email) you can receive 5 additional bonus entries. This is part of the registration process when entering. Users can also enter daily for more chances to win.
We are also doing a giveaway today of a limited edition Life of Pi tunic and ornament:
You can enter to win with the Rafflecopter widget or link below:
{Giveaway runs from 12/5 to 12/10 at midnight, EST}

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