Bring Your Holiday Table to Life With Glowing Candles!

by Jodi Teal


Do you have lots of extra time right now for elaborate, formal table-settings?  Of course not – who does? 

So forget about fancy floral arrangements. Too hard. Too complicated. And usually too tall. 

Just think candles!  

For a gorgeously glowing centerpiece, go for GloLites!  Can’t you just picture the holiday red GloLite by PartyLite®3-Piece Pillar Garden – Crimson Berry taking center stage on your table?

Tip: Don’t line them up. Instead, put the three striking red GloLites in a circle in the center of your table, 2 inches apart.  That’s where the magic begins.

Next, on either side, use Seasonal Shadows Tealight Holder Pairs. You can even put a few sprigs of evergreen on the table, around the tealights. 

Finally, get ready for compliments and a reputation for having the prettiest holiday table of the season - and, with only 5 minutes of effort, the easiest!


How About Some Animals On Your Holiday Table?

by Jodi Teal


“A touch of the exotic glams up any space…Mingle animal motifs with a splash of metallic.  It’s unexpected and fun!”  Jonathan Adler
  
Want your holiday table to look extra fabulous this year?   Then check out The Jonathan Adler for PartyLite™ Collection, and put some animals on your table!  Your guests will absolutely adore them.

Famed potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler brings style, craft and joy to everyone’s home. His exclusive collection for PartyLite glams up any room. But the super stars are surely his animals. They’re simply delightful!   

You can’t miss with the Squirrel Tealight Holder.  “That’s one swanky squirrel,” says Jonathan. 

You also can’t miss with the charming pair of Peace Dove Tealight holders. “They exude happiness, peace and beauty, and they’re made for each other,” says Jonathan.   

Maybe you really need the squirrel and the peace doves?    

And once you see how much fun these chic little animals create on your table, you’ll be glad to hear that more are on their way.

Starting Dec. 19, with the debut of the PartyLite Winter/Spring 2015 catalog, the Jonathan Adler for PartyLite collection goes “Safari Chic.” You’ll find a Lion Votive Holder, a Zebra Tealight Holder, an Elephant Tealight Holder and an Elephant Jar Candle Holder.  Hey, “party animals” -- think New Year’s Eve decorating! 


Hooray for Holiday Fragrances, PartyLite Style!

by Jodi Teal


Three cheers for everybody’s favorite season of the year! It’s time to decorate, cook and bake, entertain, and gather with family and friends to celebrate with joy.

It’s all about creating that special feeling that says “Happy Holidays.” So, in addition to greens and poinsettias, treasured ornaments and twinkling lights, we’re thinking candles and – especially – we’re thinking holiday fragrances.

Nothing evokes that special feeling more powerfully than the scents of the season. PartyLite has exactly what you need to bring it home for the holidays:

Woodsy scents - If you want the scent of holiday greens to last from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, you want Emerald Balsam...or White Cedar Leaf…or Spruce in the Snow…or Golden Birch…or maybe classic BayBerry?  Maybe all of the above? These distinctive scents from nature -- and many more -- are available in candles of nearly all sizes and as flameless fragrance, too.  Put some in your entry foyer for the perfect “welcome.


 Fragrances that glow – It’s totally the perfect time for The World’s Brightest Candle™, GloLite by PartyLite. You light the wick and this candle glows from top to bottom instantly – so gorgeous!  Choose GloLite Jar Candles or GloLite Pillars – they both send your magical message for hours and hours. Don’t you deserve some in Golden Birch or Crimson Berry?  Or how about a 3-Piece Swirl Pillar Garden in Holiday Spices?  That’s the absolute essence of holiday fragrance!


Food, glorious food – For your kitchen, pantry, entryway, or anywhere you want your guests to say “yummy,” go for the scents that reach the tummy. Food, glorious food – without the calories!  Check out Just Desserts™ by PartyLite: New Lemon Lime Macaroon.  Apple Strudel.  Marshmallow Peppermint.  You think the words make you salivate?  Wait ’til you get a whiff of the actual fragrances!  


Flameless and fabulous – What about those other places where you might not want a flame: bathrooms, den, TV room, mud room, upstairs hallway?  Consider Scent Plus Melts for your ScentGlow® warmers in all the holiday fragrances.  And the latest “flameless” news is called SmartScents by PartyLite™: Decorative Fragrance Sticks are an innovative, easy way to fragrance your home for the holidays. They come in 15 different fragrances, including many that speak to the season. The more sticks you use, the more powerful the scent you get.  Just pop some into one of the charming SmartScents Ceramic or Metal Flower Holders, and you’re all set.  


Invent your own holiday fragrance - You can design your own holiday scent with SmartScents or Scent Plus Melts, too. For example, one stick of Iced + one stick of Emerald Balsam - a new scent you could name Winter Wonderland. Or blend a Crimson Berry melt with White Cedar Leaf to create your own Merry Mistletoe scent.  For more scent-mixing ideas, see the Invent Your Scent Guide


Glam Up Your Holidays with PartyLite Gold!

by Jodi Teal


Hey there, it’s the holiday season. So don’t you go thinking “beige.”  If ever you’re going to glam it up at your house, now’s the time to go for the gold!

Actually, gold is a great design secret all year long. It’s always the star of the show – glitzy and glittery – rich and dramatic. Gold makes every party a celebration.

At the same time, gold is a surprisingly good neutral. Why? Because it works with everything – any color you can think of, or no color at all.  Your fanciest china or just simple white plates. An elegant tablecloth or a big long piece of colored felt covering the table. (Try those white plates on dark green felt with some gold accents!) Coffee tables, end tables, mantels, shelves, kitchen islands…they all shimmer to life when you add in the gold. 

Best of all, when you turn down the lights and combine gold accent pieces with the magical glow of candlelight, that’s when your room radiates sheer holiday glamour.

PartyLite has a wealth of golden choices to help you glam it up for the holidays and beyond:

Invest in the Symmetry Trio.  Filled with a few gold holiday leaves, or even just a few golden balls, these stunning contemporary glass votive holders are perfect right now. Later in the year, you can fill the bottoms with other seasonal blooms, fruits, nuts, marbles or candies.  


Go for gorgeous Deco glam with pieces from the Vienna Lights collection. The stunning Vienna Hurricane and the charming Vienna Votive Holders do it with consummate style you’ll love forever.


Don’t miss the Angels of Light Tealight Trio – these sculpted angels with their glittery golden glass skirts make everyone smile.  And make sure you don’t overlook the classic Golden Reflections Tealight Holders. They come in pairs and create an illusion of multiple flames – a spectacular effect on your table.


For a crowning glory of a centerpiece – or as a glowing source of holiday warmth on your coffee table or kitchen island – you can never go wrong with the Clearly Creative Elevated Votive Centerpiece. Add your own collection of gold holiday balls, pine cones or other seasonal pieces to the base, and see how the golden glow enchants your guests all evening long.


PartyLite Says ‘More Is More’ When Talking Holiday Candles

by Jodi Teal


The great 20th century architect, Mies van der Rohe, defined Modernism by often quoting the aphorism, “Less is More.” 

But when it comes to fall-holiday entertaining, we have to side with the great Dolly Parton, who defined her own personal style with the quip, “More is More.”

Truth is, you can never have too many candles! So here are tips for celebrating the season with “more-is-more” style at your house:

1. Candles say, “Welcome!” How about luminaria lining your walkway? How about a welcoming group of candles in your front hall entryway?

2. Go for a grouping - or several! PartyLite pillar gardens are instant groupings! They’re put together in sets of three. Same color family, three different heights.

3. Create a mantel! If you have a fireplace, your mantel is the perfect place for lots and lots of candles. If you don’t, just hang up a nice big shelf and create your own – after all, that’s all a mantel is, really. Fill your shelf with lots and lots of different candles, holiday greens and favorite decorations.  

4. Double or nothing!  Want to double your grouping? Set it in front of a mirror. Instantly, you have twice as many candles burning brightly. Gorgeous!

5. If you love it, multiply it! Multiples create magic on your walls. Any sconce you love adds drama and candlelight to your walls. So hang up three of them. Or five of them. Or seven. Now you’ve got a real glow on – try it and see! Is there a candle holder you crave? Don’t just settle for a pair – go for a whole bunch of them.  

6. Serve candles as a first course! Want to make your holiday table even brighter? Put a votive or small pillar (in a holder) on top of each place setting. When your guests are seated, just tell them to set their candle down on the table above their place setting. In addition to any other candles you’ve used, you now have, maybe, a dozen more candles glowing and gleaming, from one end of the table to the other.

7. Leave no space behind! This is the time to fill every space in the room with candles. No worries – you’re going to be in the room throughout your holiday dinner. So put candles on side tables, coffee tables, buffets, bookshelves, window sills. What about that corner? Do you have an open floor plan?  Can you see the kitchen island? If so, fill it with candlelight, and go for the glow.  Why? Why not? After all, when it comes to the holidays, “More is definitely More.”  


PartyLite Statement Pieces Add WOW to Your Décor

by Jodi Teal


Decorators always talk about “statement pieces.”  What does that mean?  Simply put, it’s something that always makes people say WOW!

Well, how about a $35,000 armoire?  (Probably not.)   Maybe a $10,000 Japanese screen?  (Not likely.)   Perhaps a $5,000 antique French chair? (OK, get real, right?)

The good news is that PartyLite is loaded with statement pieces right now – amazing pieces that will create the “WOW” factor you want at a way more affordable price.  Let’s check out a few examples:


Enjoy the Glow, but Keep it Low - Tips for Holiday Centerpieces

by Jodi Teal


With the holiday entertaining season nearly here, let’s talk centerpieces. 

How often have you sat at a table where the flowers and candles formed a great big, tall barrier to conversation?  Ever nudged them out of the way in a restaurant or at a wedding?  Ever had people move them on your own dining room table?

There’s a better way...enjoy the glow, but keep it low!

The old-fashioned kind of holiday centerpiece – that huge, centered floral arrangement with tall candlesticks on either side – may look great in a photo, but it rarely lets folks on one side of the table see the folks across from them. So this year, why not go for an easier, more current look?  

Here’s how: 

1. Think horizontally. Consider a pretty runner down the middle, starting at one end of the table and traveling all the way across to other end. Arrange your candles and flowers on the runner from side to side. Mix up votives, pillars and tealights in odd numbers. Add flowers in low vases or holders, just a few sprigs at a time.

2. Think clearly (as in “clear glass”). You can still enjoy the drama of a centerpiece, but skip the elaborate floral arrangement.  Instead, choose the Clearly Creative Elevated Votive Centerpiece. It’s 12 ¼” high and made of clear glass. You fill the bottom with seasonal items – ornaments, holiday balls, pine cones – and the top with four votives or tealights. Beautiful!  

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More Clear Glass Thinking. Think about adding a couple sets of the Clearly Creative Eclectic Votive Trio. Add three votive holders of varied heights (none taller than 5 ¼”) on each side of the centerpiece. Fill the bottoms with greens or pine cones, and your table will become a holiday dream come true. You’ll find yourself using this formula all year long. All you need to do is change the seasonal props. 

3. Think Dramatically. Check out the new Embrace Collection. This modern group includes the Embrace Centerpiece – a sleek, low contemporary piece (only 3½” tall) that fills 16 ½” of your table horizontally. The matte-finished white resin exterior bursts into shiny gold inside. Lots of drama!  It holds four beautiful votives or tealights.


Warm Up Your Rooms This Fall with Texture

by Jodi Teal


We’re craving a renewed sense of warmth and welcome for our rooms now. And interior designers have a great secret for helping us get it:  Add some TEXTURE.   

We see textured surfaces with our eyes; we touch them with our hands. Texture draws us in.  So, we reach for nubby sweaters. We put a cozy throw on the sofa.  We bring out a warm, thick area rug.  We stack a pile of roughly textured logs by the fireplace and leave a bowl of tasty textured walnuts on the coffee table.  

Fireplace or not, we go for the glow with candlelight.  And this fall, PartyLite helps us put even more terrific texture in our rooms with candles and holders that bring it on:   

Nature’s Light™ by PartyLite – Crackling wooden wicks capture the charm of a genuine wood fire. Woodgrain-textured glass jar candles come in five seasonal scents and burn for 40-60 hours.  Or choose a 3-wick candle in either White Cedar Leaf or Autumn Glow for stronger fragrance throw and 30-50 hours of burn time.  

GloLite by PartyLite®- Famous around the globe as The World’s Brightest Candle™, GloLite candles lend a wonderful sense of texture to any room.  They glow from top to bottom (dazzling!) with the added sense of a crackled candle surface, or so it appears. And this year, don’t forget to buy a set of the new color-changing candle base.  You can buy white GloLite candles and use the bases to turn the candles different colors in a continuous display.  

Vienna Collection – Texture also suggests a hand-crafted surface, and the new Vienna Collection is exactly that – waves of mosaic glass, hand applied by gifted artisans, making each piece varied and unique. Gorgeous texture you’ll want to keep forever. Check out the stunning Vienna Tealight Trio on their metal stands 

Konfetti - For eye-popping contemporary texture, don’t miss Konfetti, the super modern group covered in glass bead mosaic.  There’s an outrageous hurricane, a little bombshell of a votive/tealight holder and even a ScentGlow®Warmer to really warm things up


Make Fall Fabulous at Your House

by Jodi Teal


Can you believe it? Labor Day is this weekend! Ready or not, here comes FALL – the season everybody loves.  

Leaves turn all those glorious colors (in many areas, at least). Temperatures are cool. Football and cider are hot. You’re wrapping up in your favorite sweaters. And the air is glorious – filled with those spectacular fall fragrances.

It’s the perfect time to wrap your rooms in cozy fall fragrances, too. And this year, PartyLite has enticing new scents to make it happen at your house. 

Check out the PartyLite Autumn Spice collection for yourself: 

The PartyLite Seasonal Shadows Fragrance Warmer. This versatile, painted globe can be used as a fragrance warmer or tealight holder.  The removable metal frame holds a glass dish to diffuse the fragrance of Scent Plus Melts® heated by one tealight. Or you can remove the frame and dish and simply use the tealight. Either way, the tealight shines through the leaf shapes on the soft, deep burnt orange globe, casting beautiful fall shadows on your table. Dramatic, seasonal and totally terrific. $30 each. 

The PartyLite Festive Pumpkin Tealight Trio consists of three blown-glass pumpkins in flaming fall red, with charming metal leaf details. At 4” high, they’re perfect on your fall dining table, surrounding an arrangement of fall flowers or leaves, perhaps? They hold the tealights of your choice, and you’ll love them for years to come. $35/set of 3. 

The PartyLite Joy of Autumn™ Scented Candle Trio brings you three adorable pumpkin-shaped glass jar candles in one each of three season-perfect scents – Golden Birch, Pumpkin Apple Cider and Mulberry – in three lovely fall colors, topped with a decorative ribbon. Each candle burns 30-40 hours for a fall filled with cozy warmth in the rooms of your choice.  $30/set of 3. 


Hey, cool nights are coming your way. Get ready to make them cozy!


PartyLite Fall/Holiday Fundraising, New Fragrances and Forms!

by Jodi Teal


If you haven’t heard the good news, PartyLite has a fantastic fundraising program to help organizations and causes. It’s super easy, returns 50% profit back to the organization, and directly ships to the seller so your organization doesn't have to store, sort or distribute. Here's how it works...  

1. Choose a candle form.

2. Choose a fragrance.

3. Turn in the order.

That's it!  Your PartyLite Consultant will do the rest and help you along the way with questions.

So how much money can your organization really raise? 

Calculate your organization's profit:

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The fundraising program is one more way we show how much PartyLite Cares for important causes in every community - including yours.

Have questions? Want to learn more? Contact your Consultant or connect with one today!