HauteLook Holiday Event Recap

This past Monday I had the opportunity to host a DIY station at a super fun event HauteLook was putting on to kick off the holiday season. I'm not a huge fan of Halloween, so skipping right over that and straight into planning mode for the holidays was perfect for me.

In addition to the DIY station that the HauteLook team and I dreamed up, there was also a cooking demo with Adrianna of A Cozy Kitchen. The girls that attended were invited to sip on a fall inspired mocktail, snack and fill their feeds with the amazing views the house had to offer before we got started. After a bit of mixing and mingling, everyone headed to the kitchen and then down to start assembling the DIY gift boxes we had set up our little station for.

Here's a quick recap of everything they packed in the few hours we had together at the house!

Hollywood Hills Home | A Fabulous Fete
HauteLook Holiday Outfit | A Fabulous Fete

Dress + jacket from HauteLook | Nordstrom Rack

HauteLook Holiday Event Giftbox DIY | A Fabulous Fete
Products galore from HauteLook to stuff hostess gift boxes | A Fabulous Fete

We filled the table with items from HauteLook and paired them with simple DIY's. The girls assembled mini bottles with matchsticks to style with their candles, they curated sets of holiday notecards and wrapped with yards of silk ribbon, we helped them each create their own mini flower arrangement to tuck into the box, and to finish it off they chose mini sprigs of greenery to tuck into glass ornaments which were tied on the box with more ribbon and hand lettered gift tags.

How to build the perfect hostess gift box | A Fabulous Fete
Nail polish station for a gift box DIY table | A Fabulous Fete
Cute makeup bags perfect for assembling a holiday gift bag | A Fabulous Fete
Kate spade holiday cards for a simple gift box | A Fabulous Fete
Silke ribbon by Honey Silks | A Fabulous Fete
Collection of scissors for a DIY table | A Fabulous Fete
Holiday appropriate blooms by Beautiful Savage Flowers | A Fabulous Fete
Holiday gift box assembly table | A Fabulous Fete
Ideas for a hostess gift for the holidays | A Fabulous Fete
LA Home Views | A Fabulous Fete

In between eating, learning and crafting, everyone snapped away. Every room was different from the next but just as gorgeous. And that view! Hello Hollywood sign...

HOLLYWOOD | A Fabulous Fete
Customized event napkins | A Fabulous Fete
Simple table settings and bite menus | A Fabulous Fete
Flowers by Tigers to Lilies for the entryway | A Fabulous Fete
Spanish tile stairway | A Fabulous Fete
A colorful and cozy kitchen ready for the cooking demo at the HauteLook party | A Fabulous Fete
A cozy seating area  | A Fabulous Fete
Outdoor fall flower arrangments by Tigers to Lilies | A Fabulous Fete

Tigers to Lilies created all of the amazing flowers around the entire house and yard. They were perfectly wild and the colors reminded me of if we actually had fall weather;)

Hollywood Hills home for the #MyHauteHoliday party | A Fabulous Fete
Citrus Cider mocktails | A Fabulous Fete
A perfect fall setting to go with the cocktail station | A Fabulous Fete
Pot pie cooking demo in Le Creuset | A Fabulous Fete
Girls assembling their curated hostess gift boxes to get them inspired for the holidays | A Fabulous Fete
Cacti | A Fabulous Fete
Outdoor crafting area | A Fabulous Fete
DIY flower arrangements to tuck into hostess gift boxes | A Fabulous Fete
A gorgeous gift box with a mix of DIY and small items to gift to a friend | A Fabulous Fete

Everyone went home with their hand crafted boxes and lots of other goodies from the day. It was so fun to be able to spend a few hours with people that you interact with via instagram. Not to mention already got me thinking of holiday shopping!

Post in partnership with HauteLook

AND a huge thank you to Sharon of Cupcakes & Cutlery who followed me with the camera all day, Jaime of Honey Silks for the amazing ribbon and Naomi of Beautiful Savage flowers for our arrangement and fresh flowers the ladies used in their DIY's!