7 Holiday Entertainment Essentials

Posted on November 10, 2016

Do you find yourself often playing hostess during the holiday season? Whether it’s for work events, neighborhood parties, or family gatherings there is a lot to do, and not always a lot of time to plan and prepare. To help make it a little bit easier for you, we’ve rounded up a list of entertaining essentials sure to make your party one to remember!

Hors d’oeuvres

If you’re not having a full meal, appetizers are necessary to keep guests satisfied throughout the night. Serve them on our Takara risers ($34.00-$56.50) for a beautiful tabletop display. Try chef Ina Garten’s easy, yet delicious baked brie for a mouthwatering party pleaser. It only takes 5 minutes to prep and 7 to cook!

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Wine

To serve with your appetizers, what’s better than a perfectly paired glass of wine? Help your guests enjoy themselves and spark conversation. Use our adorable and colorful Alpine ornaments ($13.50) as wine charms, so your guests can remember which glass is theirs!

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Music

Keep a lively atmosphere with the lovely background noise of some seasonal tunes. Try Michael Bublé’s Christmas album for a easy-listening, cabaret style experience.

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Placeholders

If you’re serving a more formal or large dinner, it is appropriate to have assigned seats. Try our Alpine reindeer ($18.00) for an adorable placeholder that guests will love. Add some height to the table with our Alpine trees ($13.50) and use our Alpine ornaments ($13.50) as festive napkin rings.

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Ambiance

Set the mood with elegant lighting. The metallic finish of our Fractal candleholder ($7.00) gives the perfect glow for any setting.

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Entertainment

While it’s not necessary and depends on the setting, added entertainment can be sure to bring some life to the party! Do a white elephant gift exchange, or play a fun game. We love this new game called Mixtape, the "card game that pairs songs with life experiences" (available for purchase here). You’ll be sure to have fun AND get a little competitive.

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