5 Steps to Hosting the Merriest Party of the Season

It’s beginning to feel A LOT like the holidays around here — which has given us feelings of both excitement and OMG. The excitement is the next 6 weeks and getting together with friends and family at the many different holiday parties that start to fill up the calendar. The OMG is making sure we are ready for all those holiday parties.

To avoid those OMG moments, where-has-the day-gone type feelings, we have compiled a few of our favorite entertaining essentials to host the merriest party of the season.

Photos courtesy of Amy's Party Ideas

Photos courtesy of Amy's Party Ideas

1. Keep festive, themed party essentials on hand so you are ready for any last minute holiday get-together. Stemless wine glasses or our new drink huggers are great for easy-entertaining and double as favors for all your guests, too!

2. We think these paper plates, napkins and cups are a must-have — between the gold-foil accents and subtle shape elements — whether you are hosting a holiday happy hour or baking party, everyone will want a snap with these in the background.

3. Deck your halls (or living room) with the most festive décor with these pinwheelsgarland and tassels.

Really Big Pinwheels — $24.95 set of 4

Really Big Pinwheels — $24.95 set of 4

4. Setting the table with these beautifully embellished place cards will make every guest feel extra special (and probably want to have as a keepsake).  Leave a party cracker as the favor (each cracker contains a hat, joke and gift or toy) and your guests will definitely leave with a smile on their face.

Photo courtesy of Amy's Party Ideas

Photo courtesy of Amy's Party Ideas

 5. Last, but certainly not least, is making sure you have the drinkware and accessories to have the best bar cart on the block. People LOVE this bell. #MoreMerryPlease

Want more inspiration? Check out our Pinterest boards here.