We all want to be that friend who makes entertaining look absolutely effortless. From show stopping centerpieces to the perfect menu and drinks, no detail is spared. Well, now you can be that host! We’re sharing our expertise to make you the holiday entertaining expert!

  1. We know you want to be extravagant…but, keep it simple.

Start your holiday planning with being realistic about how you want things to go, less is really more. Quality beat quantity and stress! By focusing on a few fantastic appetizers, one great main course, a creative centerpiece, one favorite playlist, simple decorations and two standout drink options. All white linens are a great way to keep it simple, yet elegant.

2. Do as much as you can in advance.

To make it easier on you, we suggest having desserts, appetizers and drinks that can be prepared and plated a few hours in advance. You can also make it easier with appetizers by having some store bought nibbles for the appetizer table like olives, nuts and cheese.

3. Cheers, darling!

A signature cocktail can make your party shine even brighter, great cocktails like Mulled Cranberry Cocktail, White Cranberry Citrus Punch or Cocoa Nog. Oh, and did we mention, these can be made ahead of time! Another great go to, is good wine, of course!

4. You don’t have to be a professional baker, thank goodness.

For those of you who are excellent bakers, more power to you! If you aren’t a top chef when it comes to baking, there are plenty of cheats out there. Store bought sugar cookies can be half dipped in semisweet chocolate, sprinkled with crushed candy canes and then placed on wax paper to cool.

5. Organize your party essentials ahead of time.

When you’re packing up from your perfect holiday party this year, make sure you organize and label everything so it’s easier for you to find all your hosting essentials next year! Carefully have your holiday entertaining must-haves ahead of time.