How will you use the always-popular white Christmas holiday party theme in a new and unique way? Go beyond the norm of all white décor and all white food by choosing an incredible venue that makes simple white details shine exceptionally bright. Settled in enchanting woods with 35-foot vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and a double-sided fireplace, the Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Clubhouse is the perfect canvas for your white holiday party.
It is no secret that combining white and wood creates beautiful scenes. And this inviting clubhouse has plenty of beautiful wood waiting for your white Christmas decorations and menu. These unique white holiday party ideas will put a fresh twist on this go-to holiday party theme and prized venue.
Elegant White Christmas Party Ideas
Beautifully Contrasting White & Wood Décor
For an elegant approach to this wonderful theme, add these white accents to the clubhouse’s gorgeous wooden features:
- DIY white tree: You don’t have to be the one to make your tree white—give guests white sharpies to write on ornaments and hang them on a classic tree. Soon enough it will be covered in white.
- Feather wreaths: Hang a grand white feather wreath at the entry to welcome guests to your one-of-a-kind white Christmas party.
- White flower centerpieces: White roses, lilies and peonies are some of our favorites, and they will stand among the wooden décor.
- White paper lanterns: Add these as a bold accent to the white string lights hanging from the 35-foot vaulted ceilings.
- White mini trees: Through the floor-to-ceiling windows, guests enjoy a beautiful view of the woodlands and serene lake. This is a magical scene by itself, but even more magical with a few mini white Christmas trees added to the 20 acres of greenery.
Creative White Christmas Party Drinks
Martini glasses are stylish, so here is a nice opportunity to make something all white without it becoming bland. We love the idea of a Snowflake Martini. But you can also continue to use white as a dramatic accent with a Candy Cane Martini. Made from Godiva white chocolate liquor, peppermint schnapps, marshmallow vodka and peppermint garnish, this drink is full of flavor and holiday cheer.
We also encourage you to think of a white drink that can be both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. One of our favorite holiday party drink recipes is homemade eggnog—go all white or add a dash of cinnamon to perfectly complement your white on wood décor.
White Christmas Holiday Menu Ideas
Continue to use wood backdrops to make white elements stand out. A great time to do this is when serving appetizers. Our top pick for a white Christmas holiday party at Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Clubhouse is a cheese plate served on a wooden board. Beautifully display white bean dips, grapes, bread and of course white cheeses.
Continue a white and rustic vibe with menu items like these:
- White cheddar, cranberry and chipotle dip: With seasonal apple wedges, vegetables, pretzel bites and sliced mini baguettes
- Winter salad: Torn romaine lettuce, feta cheese, white beans, roasted red peppers and pepperoncini topped with arugula and served with red wine vinaigrette
- Baked cod: Pacific cod loin quick seared with a light lemon-infused sauce
- Sage mushroom chicken breast: With mushroom sage sauce and topped with sun-dried tomatoes
White Holiday Party Custom Desserts
Guests will notice that you really put your personal touch into planning a truly exceptional white Christmas party. Now give them a chance to add their unique style—no better place than desserts. Our favorite custom sweet treats are:
- White cupcakes: Choice of metallic frostings for guests to use to write their initials on top
- Gingerbread cookie: Winter tree with white piping, raisins and whatever creative icing designs guests add
- White hot chocolate station: With plenty of white toppings for guests to pick and choose from
Dreamy White Christmas Holiday Party Entertainment
Keep it simple—a little music and a lot of delicious food are all guests need to enjoy themselves in this charming Chicago holiday party venue. A nice touch to this unforgettable experience is tossing white pennies into the fountain to make a wish. Many guests will make a wish that brings good cheer to others.
Think about white Christmas gift ideas that can bring some wishes to life at your holiday party. You could give guests a That’s Caring gift that gives back. They will appreciate a homemade cookie and white chocolate pretzel gift box even more when they read that it also gives weekend bag supplies to a child living in a food-insecure environment.
To further transform your white Christmas holiday party venue and menu with your personal touches, contact our experienced Chicago catering team online or give us a call at 847.593.2000.
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