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Go Inside Ashley Darby's "Nautical"-Themed Housewarming Party (PHOTOS)

The RHOP mom's bash to celebrate her new home included beautiful decor, delicious food, and fabulous fashion. 

By Cynthia Robinson

Though she's still navigating a difficult divorce processAshley Darby is focusing on raising her two sons, Dean and Dylan, in a beautiful $2.2 million home (the likes of which you can see in the video above). 

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In addition to showing us a view inside her incredible abode on the Season 8 premiere of The Real Housewives of Potomac, the Virginia mom also brought her castmates into the mix for a housewarming party on Episode 2, which aired on November 12.

For the occasion, Ashley went all out with a backyard celebration that featured gorgeous table settings, delicious-looking treats, and even a menu of special cocktails. What's more, the RHOP ladies all turned up in stunning style. Then again, what else would we expect from our gals? 

Scroll down to relive all the amazing details below! 

Go inside Ashley Darby's housewarming party 

For the affair, which Ashley called her "Seaside in the City" housewarming party, the mom of two hired a party planner to assist with all the fabulous details that channeled a "nautical theme" with many blue-themed elements. 

A split of Ashley Darby's housewarming food and cocktail menus.

We were first struck by the blue-and-white-colored menu that revealed what delicious bites would be available at the party, including crab cakes, crab dip, lobster rolls, and more. What's more, in addition to the beers available (including, of course, Ashley's favorite Corona Extra), Ashley had a list of "specialty cocktails" which featured a slew of cocktails with prosecco, vodka, and tequila bases. 

A split of Ashley Darby's housewarming drink mixers and beers.
A split of Ashley Darby's housewarming food and cocktails.

The outdoor setup also featured baby blue tablecloths over round tables that were surrounded by white folding chairs. The tables also had gorgeous place settings with white-and-blue floral centerpieces and glass containers filled with sand and seashells. 

A split of Ashley Darby's housewarming tables and decor.

In addition to the scrumptious-looking food and delicious-sounding drinks, we were obsessed with the RHOP ladies' looks for the occasion, which ranged from pastel-colored suit separates from Karen Huger and Charisse Jackson-Jordan (yes, they were kind of matching, as Gizelle Bryant hilarious pointed out), a hot pink and green ombre midi dress from Gizelle, an outfit that featured bright yellow and orange elements from Mia Thornton, and Ashley who rocked a multi-colored long-sleeved sequin dress. 

The cast of The Real Housewives of Potomac sitting during Ashley Darby's housewarming party.

Moreover, Robyn Dixon was pretty in pink upon her arrival in a ruched midi dress while Wendy Osefo was giving denim Barbie in a light wash jean blazer with exaggerated shoulders, a denim pleated skirt, and white heeled boots. 

Nneka Ihim, Charisse Jackson-Jordan, and Ashley Darby laughing during Ashley's Housewarming party.

RHOP newcomer Nneka Ihim came dressed to impress in a gorgeous black blazer dress covered in silver script and sparkly embellishments. The new Housewife paired her chic look with loose waves and red lips. 

All the details of Ashley Darby's new home 

During the housewarming party, Ashley was also sure to give the ladies a full tour of her space.

“The inspiration for the decor is coastal chic,” Ashley explained during an interview on Season 8, Episode 1, which aired on November 5. “Previously, living in my penthouse it was really dark. The finishes were really dark gray and brown and so I wanted it to be light and airy, very natural tones with blues and greens and tans.”

Re-vist all the details of the interior of Ashley's stunning four-bedroom, five-bathroom 3,400 square-foot home below: 

Ashley Darby's living room
Ashley Darby's kitchen
Ashley Darby's dining room


Ashley Darby's hallway
Ashley Darby's sons's room
Ashley Darby's guest room
Ashley Darby's guest room
Ashley Darby's bathroom
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