After 10 years of planning parties, we’ve learned a thing or two. And here’s our best holiday party hosting tips.
Over the last decade we’ve written dozens of blogs on entertaining for the holidays. These articles are filled with the timeless tips we rely on to pull off a party with poise and grace. But as time would have it, these writings have been pushed further and further back on our blog, to the point where, unless you are seriously creeping us, you will never find them.
I’ve gone through a few of my fave pieces, updated them for 2020, corrected my grammar (lesson learned: never drink and write. Actually, I doubt I’ll ever learn that. What? Neither did Hemingway.), and now I’m putting them all in one, neat album for your easy sourcing.
If you use any of our hosting tricks for your holiday parties, let us know, we’d love to see how you’re hosting!
First off, let’s get this party started right. Begin here.
We’ve long said you don’t need to stock your bar with the entire inventory of the local wine shop. A few quality bottles will do. This is what we recommend keeping on hand.
And while buying those essential wines, grab some cheese while you’re at it. Here’s how to make the most of both for your next holiday party.
And should your afternoon wine and cheese stretch until dinner? No matter, we’ve got you.
If you want people talking about your holiday party for months, and, of course you do, here are some subtle ways to leave a big impression.
Let’s revisit the dinner party, shall we? This is what sends many a party maven into a tizzy. But seriously, dinner parties don’t have to be stressful. So calm down, pour yourself a drink, and read this blog.
Look, in this wild year, we’re all mindful of our budgets and what the future may bring. But just because you’re a penny-pinching party host doesn’t mean you can’t entertain beautifully. We wrote this blog after experiencing what not to do, so you can nail it every time, no matter what you’ve got to spend.