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Let’s Party! | Holiday Must-Haves for the Entertainer
December 13, 2016


“Hospitality is love in action.” Alexander Strauch


The holiday season is the time to love, and while some of us enjoy expressing our love through gift-giving, others might prefer showing love through hospitality. Yes, we are talking about the entertainers in our lives, because every family has one! It could be your mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, or maybe it is you who likes to throw parties and entertain others! Now, while we trust your hospitality instincts, allow us to recommend a few essentials, plus stocking stuffers and outfit ideas to try this year!


The Essentials

Apart from serving delicious food and playing good music, having a pretty place setting is essential in throwing an unforgettable party for your loved ones. It’s the thoughtful little details that make your guests feel welcome.

We love Z Gallerie’s fashion-forward Everglades Metal Tray (1), which features the natural texture of alligator skin and comes in two colors: gold and silver. To match the beautiful tray, we suggest the golden Everglades Placemats (2) also by Z Gallerie, which are sold separately in sets of four. However, if you’re looking for round placemats instead of the square ones, these Z Gallerie Metallic Studded Placemats will definitely ensure your party’s elegance.


After your plates and silverware are arranged on luxurious placemats, it’s time to add the finishing touches like napkin rings and personalized place cards. Luckily, Pottery Barn has these silver plated Caterer’s 12-piece napkin rings (3) that cleverly double as place card holders. If you’re looking for a more glamorous look, these raw Geode Napkin Rings by Z Gallerie would definitely work!

Next, add a warm and welcoming feel to your dining table with the flickering lights of Pottery Barn’s Taper Candles (4). Made of unscented refined paraffin wax, these candles have a 10-hour burn time and they come in sets of six. These candles shine even brighter on Pottery Barn’s Arlington Taper Holders.

Now all we need is that one unique piece that will get everyone talking at the party, like the lavish Corseca Wine Bag by Z Gallerie (5).


The Hostess Gifts

Nothing expresses gratitude better than thoughtfulness, so if you have holiday parties to attend, do not arrive empty handed! Show thanks to those who’ve put their effort and time in bringing you the cheer this holiday season by bringing them lovely, thoughtful, and useful gifts.



  1. Trinket Trays by ZGallerie
  2. Glimmer Ring Coaster in Copper by Anthropologie
  3. Beginning to Look A Lot Like Cocktails Tea Towel by Francesca’s
  4. Lollia Hand Cream by Anthrolopologie
  5. Spiced Wine Tin Candles by Francesca’s


The Outfit

Last, but definitely not least, a hostess has to be dressed for the occasion. However, with all of the walking and moving around that you’re going to be doing at the party, you do not want to wear anything too fussy or complicated. You want to feel comfortable, but look polished at the same time. Here are a few outfit ideas for the hostess with the mostess.



  1. Portsmouth Off-The-Shoulder Dress available at Anthropologie
  2. Collection Deco Skirt in Metallic French Lace by J Crew with its matching top
  3. Riverwind Peasant Dress available at Anthropologie


We hope this article has been helpful to you! Let us know what you think makes a great holiday party and don’t forget to share this post on social media for a chance to win a $100 Southlake Town Square gift card.


Have a holly jolly holiday party!


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