Everything You Need for Your Next Holiday Soirée

December 18, 2019 3 min read

‘Tis the season for entertaining! With Christmas dinner, New Year’s Eve and every gift exchange, work party, and get-together in between, get inspired with these helpful entertaining tips for your next holiday soirée!


Knock Music Off The To Do List

Holiday party season is here, and that means it's time to put together those playlists!

After all, what’s a party without music? Our Mino and Miami Bluetooth speakers will have everyone rockin’ around the Christmas tree to one of your many Spotify Holiday jams.

The Mino is a pocket-sized Bluetooth 3W speaker that fits in the palm of your hand and produces an impressive sound quality, while the Miami is a slightly larger 5W speaker with 7hr battery life. Stream your music from your smartphone or tablet for up to three hours  and has a built-in battery that easily recharges with a Micro-USB.

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Holiday Cheers!

Spread some Holiday cheer with a few shots to keep you warm this time of year with our Serving Paddle and Shot Glasses. While on the topic of Holiday cheers, may we also recommend creating your own festive cocktail as a fun addition that your guests will love! You can find some inspiration from Delish to get you into the “Holiday Spirits” with cocktails such as Christmosas and Jingle Juice (cute, right?!)

Serving up some festive shots? You might need this for your party! 

Keep The Holidays Eats Flowing

Party planning tip when it comes to apps are to offer at least four different types of appetizers and six to eight pieces per person. For example, say you have 20 guests. In that case, you’d need at least 120 total appetizer pieces.

If you’re looking for appetizer inspiration, Delish has you covered once again with these Christmas appetizer recipes. From classics like pigs in a blanket and sausage balls to their best-ever cranberry brie bites, there's something for everyone.


The Favourite No-Fuss Party Snack!

Meat and cheese  - need we say more? Charcuterie boards are a quick and easy snack that you can lay out for guests to indulge throughout the evening.  If you need some ideas on how to build one, Chatelaine has some easy tips for assembling the perfect charcuterie board!

After a little prep and reading over those tips, we guarantee the hardest thing about a Charcuterie board (besides pronouncing it - shar-ku-tah-ree if you were wondering!) will be keeping it stocked up throughout the party!

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Charcuterie board

Let it Glow, Let it Glow, Let it Glow!

Get glowing by adding some ambiance to your gathering. Lanterns give guests something to admire if they are placed throughout your home. Design tip would be to set them in areas where guests will notice them the most, such as the entrance of your home, the living room or dining room as part of a centerpiece to cast a warm glow and leave a lasting impression.

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2 black lanterns on ends of a table


For more inspiration to help you throw the ultimate Holiday party this year, we have below some great articles from House & Home when it comes to entertaining tips and putting together winter floral arrangements that guests will love:

 3 Winter Floral Arrangements with Staying Power

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Jillian Harris's Secrets to Relaxed Holiday Hosting