Are you ready for the upcoming holiday hosting season? Join us for a three-hour workshop and learn how to effortlessly and gracefully host a memorable holiday gathering without spending a fortune. In this session, Alexandra Manatt (Oh So Grand) and Maggie Glisan (Oh Hey Magpie), will dress up and deconstruct a fall-harvest themed tablescape for guests as they sip mulled cider. Learn tricks for assembling beautiful, budget friendly tablescapes, how to craft an artisan charcuterie platter and hosting etiquettes sure to make your guests feel special! Workshoppe guests will take home four, gorgeous DIY chargers made during class, mulling spices with drink recipe and a set of grateful cards to use on your own thanksgiving tables.
Growing up in a creative household, Alexandra loved sifting through Better Homes and Gardens magazines, color coordinating ribbons and adding a touch of sparkle to just about everything. Flash forward, and you will find her childhood passions channeled into a boutique event concierge business (Oh So Grand) celebrating life’s every moment. From invitation design to personalized party accessories to branded gift boxes/baskets, Oh So Grand offers everything you need to throw a fabulous party!
Maggie is the owner + creator of Oh Hey Magpie, a local purveyor of custom gifts and goodies. Maggie spent the bulk of her career at Better Homes & Gardens as a designer, art director, and food editor. Entertaining is her love language. She's been hostesting ever since reading her mom's issue of Martha Stewart Living in the early 90s—it was a good thing!—and wants to take the intimidation factor out of having people over. When she's not setting tables, whipping up cheese boards, or illustrating personalized party touches, you can find her at home in Beaverdale watching Ted Lasso with her husband Justin and rescue pup George Stanley.