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How to Set a Beautiful Apres Ski Party Tablescape

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Try this fun winter entertainment idea for your next dinner party. Set up an apres ski party inspired table with decor, food, drink, and game ideas.

Hey there!  I’m taking a break from a major room refresh to join 15 other women in an apres ski themed entertaining ideas hosted by my friend Ariel at PMQ for Two.  If you were around last year, I shared a cozy ski lodge style table.

This year I decided to take advantage of our “new” dining room furniture and show off a glam and chic winter ski table and bar cart.   If you are coming from Jaime Costiglio’s pretty home, welcome!  We are a recently retired military family and in a new-to-us 70’s style ranch.

Apres Ski Party Tablescape Decor and Entertainment

(and dining area tour!)

Apres ski means social and entertainment activities after a day of skiing.  We may not be having snow yet this winter but it has been super windy and cold so I can definitely get in the spirit of a cozy evening of snacks, libations, and games!  dining-table-decorated-winter

Food and Drink Ideas for an Apres Ski Party:

clam-chowder-in-a-bowl-gold-spoon-purple-glass candles-copper-mugs-gold-champagne-glasses-bar-cart

I moved our bar cart from its usual spot to keep drinks and games at arms length from the dining table.  Candles and a lit fireplace are a must on a cold night! dining-table-overlooking-living-roomgames-on-a-barcart

Aspres Ski Party Decor Ideas:

  • Bottle brush trees
  • DIY clay miniature skis
  • Layered table runners
  • Gold candle holder
  • Pottery in mixed styles

Minature Clay Snow Skis Winter Table

I had fun creating some miniature snow skis out of modeling clay.  I’ll share the DIY later on.  It was just a happy coincidence that I found bottle brush trees on clearance after Christmas and had not put them away in the attic with the rest of the holiday decor yet! Winter Table Scape on glass dining table in white kitchen

Just last month we had our very large wood farmhouse dining table set in this small space but my grandfather found a romeo rega style table for a STEAL at an estate sale recently.

Romeo Rega Dining table and black and white curtains

I found a love seat but still looking for some mid century modern chairs for the rest of the seating.  It’s so much better than the heavy wood and definitely fits our eclectic global style better.

Wide Dining Table Winter Table Setting With Soup.jpg

Our dining space is between the kitchen and living room.    I prefer a formal dining room but after living in small rentals in Japan this feels spacious.  The asian eterge was recently moved from behind the piano to the dining space and it fits beautifully. Dining Room Eterge and Bar Cart

Winter Table Party Idea Apres Ski dining table with settings and bookcase in the background

You can see how it easy it is to throw an apres ski themed party with a few drink and food ideas and board games for after dinner entertainment.  What a fun way to enjoy a cold night in!  Make sure to pop in tomorrow for more ideas or go through the list below.


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Jenna Kate At Home
Cribbs Style 


Boxy Colonial
Pink Peppermint Design
Orchard Hill Farm & Home
Houseful of Handmade
Red Cottage Chronicles


Our Crafty Mom
From House to Home
Dixie Delights Online
Jaime Costiglio
Up to Date Interiors


PMQ for two
T Moore Home
House By The Bay Design

This Simplicite 

Head over to the Winter holidays, DIYs, and decor page for more articles and resources!

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