Holiday Gift Guide: FOR THE HOST

Every year, we put together lists of our favorite gift items for the season- and this year, we are SO excited with what we’ve found!

One of the first people you may find on your list are hostess gifts for those holiday parties that will surely begin before you know it.  We even like to keep a few in our closet, just in case you find yourself at a party last minute.  One thing you definitely don’t want to do is show up empty handed, and what host wouldn’t LOVE any of these gifts?!

 

These disco ball drink cups might just be my favorite item on the list.  What a fun, festive way to treat your guests- with their favorite holiday cocktail hidden inside!

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

 

Marble is classic, neutral, and sure to coordinate with any decor your host has.  Add a unique touch with an initial!

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

 

You’ve probably caught on by now how much we love Anthropologie’s funky finds, and this serving set is no exception.  We love how unique the handles are!

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

 

Kouboo has come out with tons of beautiful new items, and these hand-woven rattan place mats are so gorgeous, we couldn’t decide which color we liked best!  Which one is your favorite?

Kouboo

Kouboo

Kouboo

Kouboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my favorite gifts to ever receive was a box full of my friends’ and family’s favorite recipes.  Whether you fill it with your own recipes, or leave the cards open for your host to fill, this is sure to be a huge hit for the host who loves to cook, or a great gift for a new couple!

Kate Spade

Kate Spade

Kate Spade

Kate Spade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RawSpiceBar was generous enough to send us a pack of spices to test out, and when they arrived we were delighted to see that they were Oktoberfest themed- how fun (not to mention, absolutely delicious)!  This is such a fun, special way to gift your host with monthly spices and new recipes for them to try.  Pair your RawSpiceBar subscription with cute little spice jars like the ones below- it’s the gift that will keep on giving!

RawSpiceBar

RawSpiceBar

 

 

World Market

World Market

 

We’ve all been to parties where maybe we don’t know the host all that well, but would still like to bring something nice, other than your typical bottle of wine or flowers.  This sweet little porcelain tray from Jonathan Adler is the perfect gift, without breaking the bank.

Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler

 

When all else fails, you can NEVER go wrong with festive cocktail napkins!  These ones can even be reused after the holidays…score!

Wisteria

Wisteria

 

 

What was your favorite hostess gift to give (or receive)?  We’d love to hear some more unique ideas!

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Hosting an Impromptu Oscar Party

Just realize the Academy Awards are Sunday night?  Call a few of your friends and host an easy, fun, and festive Oscars party with these great ideas!  I can just see cosmos in those Hollywood glasses, can’t you?  Have fun and enjoy the Oscars!

 

HGTV

HGTV

 

 

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping

 

 

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Better Homes and Gardens

 

 

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Better Homes and Gardens

 

 

Birthday Express

Birthday Express

 

 

Sweet Boutique via Sweet Designs

Sweet Boutique via Sweet Designs

 

 

Do you have a favorite award show snack you love to host with?  Share your ideas!

 

 

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5 Creative Ways to Ring In the New Year

If you are hosting a New Year’s Eve party this year, why not have a fun theme for you and your guests to celebrate with?  Whether you are going for a full party theme, or just fun ideas for decorations and treats, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite New Year’s Eve inspirations.  Here are some of my favorite ideas to ring in 2016!

 

Wild Masquerade

Masquerades are a classic for New Year’s, but we love this idea of an animal theme!  Have your guests come as their favorite animal, or have a centerpiece full with masks for them to choose from.  Either way, this is sure to be a fun celebration!

Design Toscano via Wayfair

Design Toscano via Wayfair

 

Meemo Party Accessories

Clivia Brandao featured via Meemo Party Accessories

 

PB Teen

PB Teen

 

 

Decades Dinner

Glam up your average decades party with a disco ball piñata to drop at midnight and some vintage party hats!

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad

 

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad

 

Studio DIY

Studio DIY

 

My Sister's Crazy!

My Sister’s Crazy!

 

 

Ball Drop Bash

Bring the ball drop to you with ball-inspired decor and treats!  A classic, but such a cute and easy DIY.

Style Me Pretty

Style Me Pretty

 

Honey & Fitz

Honey & Fitz

 

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

 

 

Starry Night

If you are just looking for some decorative accents, look no further!  Adding festive cocktail stirrers, toothpicks, and garland will line your home with stars and sparkles to twinkle all night long.

Confetti Pop

Confetti Pop

Confetti Pop

Confetti Pop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Everything Fabulous

 

Celebrations

Celebrations

 

 

A Sweet Celebration

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to indulge in some sweet treats before all of those New Year’s resolutions start!  Add sweet touches to your drinks and desserts for the full effect.

The French Confection Co

The French Confection Co

 

Laura's Little Party

Laura’s Little Party

 

Cooking Books

Cooking Books

 

Hostess With the Mostess

Hostess With the Mostess

 

What’s your favorite New Year’s Eve idea?  We wish you a very happy and healthy 2016!

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