11 Ideas for a Southern Holiday-Theme Event

Southern staples such as gingham, Spanish moss, and oysters can bring a taste of the South to events.

By Beth Kormanik December 18, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

Southern moss was featured in floral arrangements that sat atop high-top tables.

Photo: Jim Anness

On a chilly night in New York, Visit Savannah, the Georgia city's official convention and visitors bureau, created an oasis with Southern moss, oyster stew, and lighted garlands of greenery and gingham fabric.

Dubbed the Savannah Soiree, the media event at the Lofts at Prince in SoHo sought to highlight the city's upcoming events, restaurant and dining scene, and cultural activities. Coming at the start of the holiday season last month, the gathering had Southern festive decor designed by food stylist and author Libbie Summers of Salted & Styled.

Here are ideas from the Southern-styled soiree.

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