8 Tips For Hosting the Perfect Holiday Party

December 11, 2013

Things can get hectic this time of year but we can’t resist throwing a little soiree with our family and friends to spread some holiday cheer. We’ve compiled a guide to help you prepare everything you’ll need to entertain this season and host the perfect party.

1.) Cocktails

If you ask us, the most important part of any get-together is the cocktail when you first arrive. Around the holidays, guests are looking to indulge in seasonal favorites. We suggest something warm with a bite – a Hot Toddy.

The Kitchn has a great twist on the old classic: a Tequila Hot Toddy. Check out the full recipe.


2.) Decor

Want to add a little something extra to last year’s decor or looking to change up your theme? We think this simple DIY combines nature and glamour in an awesome way – seriously. Just add glitter!

Buy or gather some pinecones, coat them in craft glue, sprinkle on gold, blue, or silver glitter, and voila! You’ve got a sparkly take on the seasons natural elements.


3.) Food

Everyone is a fan of a throwback, and you can’t go wrong with a cheeseball around this time of the year. Our resident Highbrow Hippie has come up with a pretty amazing version of this party favorite. Check out Myka’s recipe here. Anyone can make this. Trust us.


4.) Hostess Mani

Of course, you’re going to want to look your best as you mix and mingle with your guests. Getting your holiday mani before the madness of party planning takes over is your best bet – especially with the WAX Mani of the Month. December’s mani is nothing short of merry and bright, and durable to boot! This gel glitter mani gives you the festive effect you’re looking for while providing some serious gel strength that will hold up during your decorating and cooking.


5.) Music

Setting the mood with the right music is a crucial part of any party. Gather all of your favorite holiday classics and make a playlist for the entire evening. All you have to do is press play and let the good times roll!

Need some inspiration? Don’t worry. Check out Myka’s playlist here: Highbrow Hippie Holiday

6.) Ambiance

The easiest way to set the ambiance at any party is to light a beautiful candle…or two, or three, or four! Personally, we’re huge fans of NEST. Their fragrances are so incredible. Pop by WAX to pick up our favorite scent – Sicilian Tangerine.


7.) Fun

If you’re looking for the perfect way to make even your most bah-humbug of guests get into the swing of things, try a DIY photobooth! Hang a layer of tinsel along an empty wall, grab a Santa hat and other props, set up a Polaroid, and snap away! These photos provide instant fun and a great momento for guests to remember your party!

DIY tinsel backdrop here: Lovely Indeed


8.) De-stress and Pamper

The booze is gone, the music has stopped, and all of your guests have made it home safe and sound. This calls for a little R&R for the hostess! A pedicure, brow wax or tint, even eyelash extensions…it’s time to head to WAX to clear your head and get ready for the party fun to start again – but this time, at someone elses house!













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  1. Nambot Music /

    Great post, thanks for sharing. 🙂

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