Casey Wilson Always Leaves a Seat for This Celeb Guest
Actress and comedian Casey Wilson of Marry Me and Happy Endings knows how to throw a party. The key to her successful bashes? Her Hollywood Hills home's stunning garden that serves as the perfect locale for eating, drinking and celebrating al fresco, plus must-have entertaining items from HomeGoods. See how she pulls off her enviable bashes below.
“My husband and I were married in Ojai, which is a gorgeous small town nestled in a valley in California, so I wanted to incorporate that vibe with wildflowers and lots of florals in the garden. Lavender was our wedding flower and I found these cute, white pots at HomeGoods and peppered in lavender plants throughout the garden."
Frozé All Day
“One thing that anyone who's been to one of my parties will say—we do love our alcohol and my favorite drinks to serve are rosé and margaritas. My husband and I will set out tons of glasses so people can help themselves to drinks," she says. And even though she is pregnant with her second child, she still makes it a point to include herself in the festivities: “I've been hearing everywhere about 'frozé' so I figured we should try it. We made rosé popsicles for this party and they actually turned out great! I did make a few ones with juice for myself because I didn't want to feel too left out," she says.
Celebrity Guest of Honor
“One thing I always do is put out a place setting at the table for Oprah, just in case she shows up. She hasn't yet, but maybe she'll have that 'a-ha' moment… it's only a matter of time. I also leave a seat for Michelle Obama—she's been really busy lately but I think she'll definitely stop by once her schedule quiets down," Wilson says.
Ice Ice Baby
On her party decorating style: “I love colors that are bold. Inside our home the color scheme is a little more muted and neutral but generally, I like to keep it light and fun when we're having people over. so I go for more of the bright pops of color like red, blue and teal. I actually discovered this bright red ice box at HomeGoods and am in love," Wilson says.
All in the Details
Casey's favorite part of entertaining? The small details. “When I'm hosting people, I always raid the HomeGoods entertaining section for all those amazing touches that you never knew you needed, like paper straws, plates, cards, cocktail napkins and other knick knacks that you just simply can't live without. I'll usually pick up things that I like right then and there and even if I don't have a party coming up I store everything in pretty storage boxes so it's ready to go when I need it," Wilson says.
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