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Tips for Throwing the Perfect Holiday Party

Throwing a party during the holiday season doesn’t mean you have to endure any added stress! We’ve got three key holiday entertaining tips that will help you to throw a party that is memorable for all of your guests, and stress-free and fun for you, too!

Avoid Getting Hot and Bothered

If you are having guests over to your house, turn down the heat at least an hour before party guests arrive. If you prefer, you can even just turn it all the way off! Once the first person arrives, you’ll feel the temperature start to rise – and it will quickly become warm with a full house of guests! By keeping the rush of heat to a minimum, you can avoid scrambling to open windows or crank the air conditioning to cool things down. Plus, just one droplet of sweat can ruin off any holiday look - who wants to spend hours on their festive hair and makeup only to have it melted off?!



Create a ‘Serve Yourself’ Bar

By doing so, you save yourself a lot of quality party time you can spend mingling with your guests, rather than being cornered in the kitchen mixing up drinks, or stuck behind a bar! Set up a medium sized table complete with few key ingredients: one clear liquor, one dark, a couple mixers, and red and white wine. Keep the basic bar tools on hand for guests who want to get fancy with their drinks. Our special tip is to store ice in a strainer above a bowl of the same size, this allows any melting ice drip to the bottom and not sit in the bowl of ice, creating a wet mess. Now that your guests can easily serve themselves, you can focus on schmoozing, boozing, and enjoying the party!

If you really want to take your serve yourself bar to the next level, serve things up on your very own DIY Vintage Bar Cart or spice things up with some of our favorite chic bar accessories! Get more ideas for the ultimate at home bar here.



Keep Your Bubbly… bubbly!

The holiday season is definitely the time of year to toast with champagne. If your glass of champagne loses some of its pizazz after you pour, just drop a few raisins in. The sugar reignites the bubbles. And don’t forget, you can always put a flavorful buzz on your bubbly by making your own Champagne cocktails. Cheers!

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