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‘Tis the Season for Trendy Events: 2022 Holiday Event Trends We’re Loving!


While we love tradition, we also love trying (and setting) trends! Whether you’re hosting family for Chrismukkah dinner, inviting friends to gather to honor togetherness on the first day of Kwanzaa, or throwing an office holiday party for your team, there are so many ways you can make your celebrations unique. That’s why today we’re sharing a few of our favorite 2022 holiday event trends!

We hope they’ll spark a little bit of inspiration that will make lots of holiday memories for years to come!

Daytime events

Daytime Events

We can’t be the only ones who adore being in bed by 10:00 p.m. at the latest. With more and more people being health-conscious and focusing on restorative sleep, daytime events are hitting the scene more and more.

How to Make it Happen: Host a holiday breakfast or brunch complete with a holiday latte/ coffee bar! Use festive syrups, all the cinnamon sticks, and seasonal brews.

Greenery filled tablescapes

Greenery-Filled Tablescapes

Greenery is having its moment! We love lush floral décor (point and case, this is one of our recent events). But when you have the scent of fresh spruce and warm cinnamon in the middle of your table runner, it just feels like the holiday season.

How to Make it Happen: Gather greenery from your local florist and host a DIY centerpiece- or wreath-making party! It’s a fun way to gather with friends and get some of your holiday décor checked off your list.

All the velvety touches

All the Velvety Touches

Is there anything more opulent than lounging on a velvet couch with a glass of bubbly in hand? One of our favorite 2022 holiday event trends is the use of velvet décor in every corner.

How to Make It Happen: Create a lounge area for your event with rented velvet armchairs and sofas!

Pops of periwinkle

Pops of Peri(winkle)

Okay, you knew we had to throw in a lil’ bit of a purple reference! If you’re new around here, purple is Jordana’s favorite color and the center of our JME branding. So, naturally, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2022 has been one of our favorites ever: Very Peri. This luxurious hue of periwinkle would make the perfect pop of color for a New Year’s Eve party or a non-traditional holiday party!

How to Make It Happen: Make this the center of your color scheme! Order custom linens, find sparkly table runners – infuse the color into every aspect of your décor.

Espresso martinis

Espresso Martinis (or Mock-Tinis)

Need we say more? This beloved beverage is still fairly new to the scene in relative terms. It was concocted in the 1980s and had its moment back in the 80s and 90s. But this year, it’s made a massive comeback. It’s one of the top most-ordered drinks of the year, and CNN is even calling 2022 “the year of the espresso martini.

How to Make It Happen: Offer an espresso martini bar where you can offer three different takes on this favorite with distinct liquors, cold brew vs. espresso, and fun, festive rims! You can even add a mocktail option with non-alcoholic spirits, so everyone can indulge and be comfortable.

Non charcuterie boards

CT Hotel Non-Charcuterie Boards Venues

Now, we love noshing on an indulgent charcuterie spread as much as the next person. But there are so many more ideas you can do with boards! We’re sure you’ve seen the TikTok-trending butter boards. Some other ideas could be a latke board with all the fixings, a biscuits and cakes board, a red and green toast board, a s’mores bar with a tabletop fire pit for roasting – the options are endless!

How to Make It Happen: Find a local caterer and tell them your favorite food groups. Challenge them to come up with a few on-theme boards that cater to your tastes for your holiday gathering!

Want Help Infusing 2022 Holiday Event Trends into Your Seasonal Fete?

You’re not alone if you’re wondering to yourself how we’re already almost a couple of weeks away from the holiday season. We have clients celebrating now and after the new year, and we are so excited to be implementing these 2022 holiday event trends!

So, if you’re wondering if there’s still time this year to put together a holiday brunch or bottle swap celebration with your besties… there is! And we’d love to help. Let’s chat about your vision and how we can bring it to life.