: A Magical Christmas Party

Tree of Life Blog: A Magical Christmas Party

We love Christmas time and always take a special moment to gather together and celebrate the friendships and achievements of the year.

This year we gathered together at twilight to enjoy sparkling sangria (scroll down for the recipe) and be serenaded by acoustic covers and originals from our favourite band, Mama Schultz headed up by our very own Izzy Rooney. Tables overflowed with delicious nibbles and our Sydney basecamp tribe came together to repose on colourful throws and cushions surrounded by vibrant flowers and conversation. Have a little look and perhaps be inspired to create your own magical Christmas party...

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Sparkling Sangria Recipe

2 x bottle of Chardonnay
2 x bottle of Sparkling Apple
2 x bottle San Pelligrino
1 x punnet blue berries
1 x punnet strawberries
1 x handful of chopped mint
1  cup Vodka
Ice

This is an easy cocktail to put together that looks very impressive. We served our sangria in a large punch bowl with adorable little punch glasses. Start by cutting up the strawberries into quarters and roughly chopping the mint. Add the ice first to the punch bowl and pour in the wine, sparkling apple and San Pellegrino. Next add the vodka - we suggest adding a few shots and then tasting it. You can make this as strong or as week as you like but we used 1 cup of vodka plus a little extra after tasting it.

The mixture of colours of gold, green and red makes it a perfect Christmas cocktail for large groups!

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Our Magical Christmas Party was a true team effort from our creative team!

Creative Direction by Meherose Borthwick
Styling by Billie Edwards
Florals & Sparkling Sangria Recipe by Leesa Mealing
Photography by Britt Murphy
Clothing, homewares and accessories by Tree of Life