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Home for the Holidays: Secrets to a Memorable Celebration

Every year the Central City Opera Guild’s L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour kicks off the yuletide season as hundreds tour historic Denver homes decorated by some of the city’s leading table and floral designers. Have you ever toured those elegantly appointed homes and wondered, “How do they do that?” According to professional party planner and author Maury Ankrum, “It just requires a little thought, creativity and heart.” Join Maury for a behind-the-scenes look at how those designers take simple objects and transform them into elaborate yet tasteful decorations. First, Maury guides you through the planning process, starting with tips for creating a noteworthy invitation and steps to conceiving the perfect mood for your event. Also get expert advice on creating a delicious yet easy to accomplish menu, compliments of best-selling cookbook author Eliza Cross. Then it’s on to the décor: Maury demonstrates techniques for creating a beautiful holiday table and floral designer BJ Dyer of Bouquets explains how to craft stunning holiday decorations. The following Saturday, enjoy a docent-led tour of the 2013 L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour to see firsthand how these impressive techniques are used in some of Denver’s finest homes. Discover the designer secrets for your own memorable and beautifully decorated holiday celebration! 10% discount to Central City Opera Guild members.

Two sessions
Sat., 1–4 pm, Nov. 16, 2013;
L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour and Boutique, Sat., 10:30 am, Nov. 23
CRN 1096 / $95


Maury Ankrum, professional party planner, entertaining expert and author (The Occasional Affair), has orchestrated hundreds of parties, hosted dozens of charitable functions and organized numerous corporate events.

Professional food stylist and writer Eliza Cross authored five cookbooks including the bestselling
101 Things To Do With Bacon.

Partner: Central City Opera Guild

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