Festive gatherings are planned and prepped by hostesses every year at this time, eager for a joyous season of reconnecting with loved ones. Garland is styled on mantels. Candles in holiday scents are placed about. Passed down recipes that’ll be shared around a table start to be prepped. It’s holiday hosting season, a time of merry gatherings with friends and family. Let’s find a peaceful ease when opening up our homes this season with these must-have holiday entertaining essentials.
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Together, let’s make this season especially joyous with the tools and pieces that make hosting a holiday that much simpler. Embrace the busyness of the season, but let it be with cookie decorating and relationship building – not with stress making. So, leave your hosting overwhelm behind with our favorite items for entertaining this season.
Our Favorite Holiday Entertaining Essentials
1 – Large Round Charcuterie Board: Whether you’re planning to serve canapés, cheese, fruits or the like, this large charcuterie board will make quite a statement this season. Highlight a beautiful delicatessen offering and complement existing decor with this holiday essential.
2 – Stoneware Mixing Bowl in Antique White: This stunning baking essential will bring charm and elegance to a slow weekend morning pancake breakfast when hosting overnight guests. This mixing bowl also serves as the foundation to your favorite holiday baking dough recipe.
3 – Jingle Bell Wine Stopper: This festive hosting accent comes in four different colors and adds the perfect touch of holiday cheer to your favorite bottle of wine. This wine stopper also serves as the perfect complement to a hostess gift for any upcoming holiday parties.
4 – Caraway Home Cookware & Bakeware: Stunningly beauty, 100% non-toxic, and easy cleanup, Caraway Home Cookware and Bakeware is a must-have item for holiday hosting. (We love ours in cream and sage, but there are so many color options to suit your kitchen’s personality!)
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5 – Crock-Pot Programmable Slow Cooker: A hearty soup or delicious stew simmering in a slow cooker all day is one of the easiest ways to make a savory meal for loved ones. This essential makes finding the ideal settings simple while the 6-quart capacity allows enough space for most recipes.
6 – Olive Brown Woven Cotton Tasseled Throw: Loosely lay and gather this essential throw down the length of your table to create a one-of-a-kind table runner, drape it over the arm of a sofa paired with a decorative pillow, or display it at the foot of a bed for an extra layer of comfort for overnight guests.
7 – Recycled Glass Pitcher in Olive Green: Beautiful olive green glass forms a unique structure and blends seamlessly into neutral decor. Incorporate this gorgeous essential into your holiday entertaining and keep it filled within arm’s reach during gatherings.
8 – Instant Pot Multi-Use Cooker: This time-saving essential is simply a must-have for both of us as we prep for holiday season! Use this 6-quart, 10-1 Instant Pot for easy meal prep for holiday gatherings and weekday dinners alike.
9 – Ninja Specialty Fold-Away Coffee Maker: This incredible coffee maker is a must-have for easy breakfast hosting or fourth-course coffee serving. With full pot or single cup options, this essential is perfect for hosting any number of guests.
Friend, we hope these favorite holiday entertaining essentials help you to be more present this season. And, remember, when you’re feeling overwhelmed, try to take a step back for a moment. Think about the “why” of hosting holidays, and then realign so that your focus matches your intentions.
Happy holidays, Busy Bee!
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