Balletcore Holiday Nutcracker Party at PINCK on Park

When I attended my friends’ annual Progressive Park Street Party last year, I knew I wanted PINCK on Park to be a stop this year!

The idea of a progressive party is so fun. Guests arrive at a starting location and then, as a unit, they all move (or progress) to the next location! We used a vintage trolley to transport us to three locations this year, but our HQ was the first stop!

Each host went allllll out with their themes. There was a Grinch house + a house that transformed into a ski lodge. But my co-host Ashley and I wanted to take full advantage of this year’s Balletcore trend and play on everyone’s favorite seasonal ballet: The Nutcracker.

Thanks to her eye for detail, and my holiday decorator, Brandon’s ability to create anything, we transformed the HQ into the “Nutcracker Suite”.

The HQ is on the second floor of a historic open, so after walking up a candle lit porch, you were welcomed with what was suppose to be a Jell-O shot, but ended up being a shot of a Cosmopolitan. There was also a tree decorated with trolley assignments for each guest.

Ribbon and garland were wrapped up the railing, and  two dozen pink balloons floated at the top of the stairs. The wardrobe became “The Land of the Candy Canes” where a pink + red ribbon backdrop stood next to a few Nutcracker themed props for the Photo Booth. 

My office was transformed into “The Land of the Sugar Plum (Punch)” where the signature cocktail, Champagne, and “Chinese tea” + “Spanish hot chocolate” stations were all set up. 

The heart of our office, aka the work room, became “The Mouse King’s Dinner Table” where we displayed dinner: crockpot meatballs, kale salad, DiPrato’s pimento cheese + pita chips, a mashed potato bar with toppings, and the cutest marshmallow ballerinas. 

But the best part of the entire evening was our surprise performance. Minutes before our time slot came to an end, and it was time to move to stop two, a real life ballerina made her entrance. Her name is Imani, she’s a part of the South Carolina Ballet company, and she performed her very own “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”.  It left everyone speechless.

It truly was the prettiest setting and the right amount of magic to celebrate the holidays with my PINCK ladies and some friends.


gold fringe midi // sparkle tube maxi // silver fringe mini


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