Hosting a Holiday Party? Here’s What You Need

Are you hosting your friends and family this year? Here's how you can make hosting a holiday party merry and bright.

There’s no place like home for the holidays, so why would you go anywhere else? But if you’re hosting a holiday party for your family or friends in your COVID-safe bubble, you need to be ready. Do you have enough decorations? What are you going to serve, and what are you going to serve it on? Are you going to make everybody wear ugly sweaters? Here are some ideas to get you started.

The Original Little ELF Gift Wrap Cutter (2-Pack) 

If you’re hosting a holiday party, you’re going to be way too busy to deal with a clumsy pair of scissors. And if you have a lot of presents to wrap, you should try The Original Little ELF Gift Wrap Cutter instead. This cutter is a plastic tube that you can use to slice off wrapping paper in a straight, safe and easy line. You’ll never want to go back. Buy it here.

Simhomsen Applique Embroidered Poinsettia Table Runner

No holiday party is complete without dinner, and no dinner is complete without a festive table runner. This Simhomsen Applique Embroidered Poinsettia Table Runner is a delicate and beautiful addition to your dining room table. It also comes in a variety of sizes, so you can make sure it fits your space just right. And if you get some gravy on it, don’t worry! It’s machine washable. Buy it here. 

You probably have a lot of appetizers to dish out, and they’ll look even more appetizing in this Lenox Holiday Chip & Dip Set. Lenox’s famous holiday collection is elegant, but also durable and ready for a party. This set is dishwasher-safe and accented with 24-karat gold. Buy it here.

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Looking for a serving tray that’s a little more whimsical? This Fun Express Santa Sleigh 2 Tiered Serving Tray will present your appetizers as though Santa is pulling them in his sleigh. This little tray is sure to add some holiday cheer to any party. Buy it here.

Exquisite 200 Pcs Heavyweight Disposable Plastic Plates and Cutlery

Some people might want to get the good plates out for their holiday party, but others would rather avoid all the dishwashing that’s sure to come after. With these Exquisite 200 Pcs Heavyweight Disposable Plastic Plates and Cutlery, you don’t have to compromise looks for an easy clean-up. This disposable pack includes 40 dinner plates, 40 dessert plates and 40 pieces of cutlery. And they look so elegant that you wouldn’t even be able to tell! Buy it here.

Set of 6 Reindeer Tea Light Holders

Reindeer like Rudolph have a habit of lighting the way during the holidays. With this Set of 6 Reindeer Tea Light Holders, you can fill your home with tiny, glowing reindeer. They’re sure to add some magic to any holiday party. Buy them here.

Christmas Lights, 40 LED Snowflake String Fairy Lights for Home

The weather outside might be frightful, but with these LED Snowflake String Fairy Lights for Home, you can bring the outdoors in (sans the cold). These twinkling snowflake lights brings some winter wonder indoors, and will add some great ambiance to your party. You can choose between ice white and warm white colors. Buy it here.

Kithomer Set of 4 Christmas Decorations Pillow Covers

Make your home an even cozier place by transforming your throw pillows with this Kithomer Set of 4 Christmas Decorations Pillow Covers. The Buffalo plaid print and cheery text of these pillow covers will make your throw pillows feel like new. Buy them here. 

Max Fun Christmas Party Game Antler Ring Toss Game

What use is hosting a holiday party without some games? This adorable Max Fun Christmas Party Game Antler Ring Toss Game uses inflatable rings and antler hats to transform your guests into reindeer. It’s a simple ring toss game, but it’s so goofy that you’ll have everyone laughing in no time. Buy it here.

Ugly Sweater Contest Ballot Box

Are you making your friends and family embarrass themselves by forcing them to wear ugly Christmas sweaters? They should at least get the opportunity to win something. With this Ugly Sweater Contest Ballot Box, you can vote on who has the ugliest (or funniest) sweater at the party. This kit includes a ballot box and 50 festive ballots. Buy it here.

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