These Holiday Hosting Tips Will Help You Have the Most Elegant Affair
There’s never a wrong time to gather with your loved ones for fabulous food, creative cocktails, and of course tons of engaging conversation, but there’s just something about getting together during the holiday season that makes every moment over the table feel more memorable. Maybe that’s why we often feel pressure to host this time of year, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Yes, you want to put TLC into you any event you’re planning— whether it’s an intimate sit-down dinner for just a handful of your closest friends or family members, or a night of dining, drinking, and dancing with the whole crew (including their plus ones!)—but even just a few small touches can ensure your holiday affair feels a little extra elegant.
This season, we’ve made sure to fill The Shoppe with items that can help you create a stunning tablescape, plus so many more accents to give your home that warm, welcoming feeling that means so much to your guests. But we wanted to go the extra mile and share some tips for putting it all together in style! Ahead read about some ways to spruce up your spread this holiday season and create the merriest and most memorable gathering of the year!
Start with a Celebratory Drink
Greeting guests with a welcome drink upon arrival will instantly get them into the celebratory spirit! Create a custom cocktail you can present on a gorgeous serving platter for an extra special touch. Also, you can never go wrong with bubbles! Just be sure to have an ice bucket handy to keep yours nice and cold. As for how to serve your drinks, this is an occasion to ditch the disposable cups and break out the glamorous glassware.
Add Luxe Materials
From crystal decanters to linen napkins, the addition of luxe materials will make your guests feel like they’re getting the 5-star treatment! It could be as simple as a set of marble candlesticks or a bud vase with gold detail, but trust us that even those small details can make a huge impact when setting a stunning table.
Serve in Style
Family-style dishes aren’t just a way to make you dinner table feel ultra cozy, when served in display-worthy cookware that goes straight from the over (or stove top) to the table, it’s also so chic! Think copper, stainless, or enamelware—just be sure to invest in a few trivets so you don’t damage your table. Some beautiful serving spoons will also make it easy for guests to help themselves.
Give Guests a Wow Moment
Dinner and a show? Absolutely! Make your holiday event stand apart from the rest with at least one special detail that will make them say “Wow!” A few showstoppers to consider? Top pasta with fresh truffles shaved tableside, offer chocolate fondue for dessert, or create a self-serve coffee bar (stocked with cream, sugar, and other accoutrements) as an after dinner pick-me-up.