"John, one of the four hosts of the party, had the idea to create a wall of lights. 'A giant Lite Brite,' he called it. Or as I told people at the party, 'it's the new Dan Flavin I just bought.' We painted two boards black and then stapled them with over 100 vintage-style lights in a grid formation. The fun came halfway through this project when we accidentally stapled the cord and blew all of the lights out. Back to Home Depot! Another DIY project? We spray-painted the pine branches white."
"Unfortunately our fourth host, photographer Thomas Whiteside, isn't in this shot. He was at home crafting the party's playlist, which included a mix of holiday standbys, Mariah Carey, and even that Justin Bieber song 'Mistletoe.' Plus, a lot of non-Christmas related music, because it's hard to dance to The Mormon Tabernacle Choir."
"Here is a close-up of our Dan Flavin light installation — or wall of Christmas lights — depending on which host you spoke to about it."
'I'm all for Christmas-y decorations, but I can't with poinsettias. Did you know they can be toxic to pets? We opted for something safer for my dog, and more unexpected than the usual holiday floral arrangement."
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