I'm in the season of life where there's always lots of reasons to celebrate. Between weddings, babies, and birthdays, there's a lot of events on our calendar. I've thrown my fair share of parties, and I've compiled a list of some items that are my go-to hosting favorites.
1. Striped Party Straws
This is the best price I've seen (144 for $4.99) and they add a little something extra to any party drink. Perfect in red for the upcoming holiday season. TIP: these can be cut in half for shorter drinks as well, and kids love them too.
2. Gold Washi Tape
Washi tape has so many endless uses, and can be especially helpful at a party. From removable drink labels, to taping photos or decorations on the walls, to creating tiny cake banners or festive flags on stir sicks for drinks, it's a do-it-all item. Stock up in bulk and use it for a variety of things post-party as well.
3. Volcano Candles
Available at Anthropologie, but also on Amazon as well, this candle smells divine, and is the perfect way to scent your home for a gathering. One of my all-time faves, and a thoughtful housewarming gift idea too.
4. Bar Cart
The one we have is from Target, but if I didn't have one already I'd get this one. Antiquey, darling, and the price is hard to beat. Bar carts are so helping for additional serving space at at party. Not just for bar items but also can serve as extra space for appetizers, cards, etc.
5. Mercury glass votives from West Elm
At $5 a pop, these create a warm, inviting look at a great price. I have tons and I place them everywhere to add warmth during winter parties.
To fill all those mercury glass vases with!
7. Cake Stands
These are perfect for adding interest and height dimension at a display table. Not just limited to displaying cake, you can stack any food item or really any other item, glassware, napkins, drinks, just about anything you like! The scalloped edge on this one adds just the right amount of detail.
What are some of your go-to hosting items? I'd love to know!
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