A Southern Inspired Holiday Dinner Party.

To celebrate the holidays, I invited a few of my favorite blogger friends over for a delicious (southern fried) dinner, lots of wine, and treats from West Elm.

What a night! On Sunday night, in collaboration with West Elm, I had 5 of my closest blogger girlfriends over (Mary, Taylor, Blair, Meghan, + my friend Alex who works at The Daily Front Row). We had the absolute best time. I ordered in Southern food from my FAVORITE, Pies & Thighs… and we had quite a bit of wine. The perfect break to what has been a crazy holiday season!

But what I was particularly proud of was the set up. Oh my goodness… it was just so perfect and so “me!” Prior to the party, I visited West Elm’s DUMBO store for a meeting with their Design Crew. I met with Lourdes Wright, who sat down with me and chatted about my aesthetic and goals for the party. I explained to her how much I love pink, green, and gold… and we built out a table scape from there. I could not be happier with how it all turned out… and she was just so helpful with everything! I’ve linked everything I chose at the bottom of the post… I really couldn’t be happier with any of it.

Outfit Details: J.Crew Tippi Leopard Sweater (similar) // J.Crew Sequin Skirt (similar) // Tassel Earrings (from this post)

Updated 12.14.17: This giveaway is now closed! Congrats to Ashlee Hightower!

West Elm was so generous and put together the most incredible gifts for everyone who attended. It included their (amazing) AWAY international carry-on, a Sonos speaker, their (sold out) acrylic Jenga set, a cozy throw, and so so much more.

I posted the suitcase to instagram stories and you guys went wild for it, so I asked their amazing PR team if they migggght have one extra to spare for a lucky reader, and they did! You can enter via the little Viralsweep Widget at the bottom of the post – good luck!!!

 Giveaway is now closed! Congrats to the winner, Ashlee Hightower! Enter the giveaway below. By entering you will be signed up for my email list. Earn extra entries by following myself and West Elm on Instagram. Get even more entries by sharing with friends! So sorry but unfortunately this is US ONLY – as West Elm is mailing out the prize and it is so heavy! 

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  1. What a beautiful set up, a unique theme for a party! ❤️

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  2. Emily says 12.6.17

    Love the cute video! Also, those chairs are beautiful. 🙂

  3. sydnee says 12.6.17

    Beautiful! It cracked me up how everyone’s taking pictures, lol.

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  4. Jenn Lake says 12.6.17

    So fun! That tablescape is GORGEOUS!!!

  5. Wendy says 12.6.17

    looks like so much fun!

  6. Dana says 12.6.17

    SUCH a great giveaway! Looked like such a fun night!

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  7. Lisa Mccloud says 12.6.17

    Absolutely beautiful

  8. Sandra says 12.6.17

    This is just lovely!!! As a Midwestern girl, the allure of effortless Southern entertaining has always grabbed my attention. This looked just lovely!

  9. Jill H says 12.6.17

    It really looked like a wonderful time! Your table scape is lovely.

  10. What a gorgeous party decor! Get togethers this time of year are always so much fun.

    • grace at the stripe says 12.6.17

      Thanks so much, Krystal! I totally agree re: get togethers this time of year!!!

  11. Kimberly says 12.6.17

    Looks like such a fun party! You have impeccable taste!
    And the giveaway is A-MAZING!!! Fingers crossed for the win!!

  12. Stacey Wiesenthal says 12.6.17

    OMG Love west elm! So envious! Would love to win this!!!!

  13. Martha says 12.6.17


    Where is your dining room table from?

    Thank you!

  14. Monika says 12.6.17

    Looks like you had a blast! But how could you not with such an absolutely beautiful table!

    Happy Holidays!

  15. Cory says 12.6.17

    This giveaway is amazing, but I think I would trade everything in that West Elm x Away suitcase for that bowl of mac n cheese! 🙂

  16. Taylor says 12.6.17

    Love that video and all of that food!!! This giveaway is so awesome! Thank you Grace for doing it!!

  17. Cy says 12.6.17

    Grace this is gorgeous! Crossing my fingers, that bronze suitcase, love! A couple years ago I did my holiday party in the same colors. It’s so warm and pretty and unexpected. I love West elm too. Your apartment looks so nice. Jealous of your huge dining table and that’s about the best gift bag ever. Pretty you, pretty place.

  18. Sheri Newell Anderson says 12.6.17

    What a wonderful and festive dinner-party and everything looks magical including the food, thanks for the fun giveaway!

  19. Maureen Moreira says 12.6.17

    Fingers Cross!!

  20. adrianna taeschler says 12.6.17

    Beautiful night!! I wish my apartment looked like this – so stunning! Looks like you guys had a blast. What a fun holiday night with friends. And omg this giveaway! SO insane!! What do I have to do to win?!?!?! It’s everything I dream of..a bronze suitcase. Anyone who knows me will tell you that was made for me lol

  21. Amy L. says 12.6.17

    Have that sweater and love how you paured it with the sequined skirt. Thanks for the idea and the giveaway!

  22. Loren says 12.6.17

    Love these suitcases!

  23. Emily says 12.6.17

    Beautiful! #lifegoals

  24. Sarah says 12.6.17

    What a beautiful party! No detail was left behind.

  25. Emma says 12.6.17

    So lovely! Thank you for sharing all your ideas with us 🙂

  26. Janice stern says 12.6.17

    What a fun night! I’m checking out the blogs of a couple girls I don’t follow. Thank you!

  27. Pat Schwab says 12.6.17

    Grace, Your new place looks amazing all decorated and so roomy. It looks like you had a fantastic party.

  28. Eny says 12.6.17

    Everything looks absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for the giveaway ❤️❤️

  29. Cindy A. says 12.6.17

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. Your party looks so fun! I always love a good get together. 😉

  30. Brooke Elmer says 12.6.17

    I’m obsessed with that gorgeous gold Away suitcase! I’ve had my eye on an Away suitcase for some time but this gold color is . Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Love your style, so cute and classy!

  31. Casi Selph says 12.6.17

    Looks like you girls had so MUCH FUN!! Everything looks beautiful and the food looks YUMMY!!

  32. Hannah Stastny says 12.7.17

    WOW! Absolutely stunning, Grace! The holiday season is so fun! This post makes me so excited for future parties. Happy holidays!

  33. Mary Ann McElhatton says 12.8.17

    Wow, it was worth the hunt for the entry blank, you girls have a great time

  34. Theresa Harris says 12.11.17

    Sounds awe and I could uuse some good times and get out of town for a few days. This would would be special.

  35. Laura Chance says 12.11.17

    Entered! So great. Fingers crossed for a win.

  36. Veronica says 12.12.17

    Wow everything looks so incredible! and everything looks so yummy!

  37. Melissa Gill says 12.22.17