10 Things You Need for a Great Christmas Party
Items that’ll keep the party organized, fun, and smelling like chocolate
(SPOT.ph) There are a lot of parties happening this month and if that’s making you feel competitive, here’s a list especially made for you. We searched far and wide (or that’s how it felt like, thanks to the traffic) to find these little items that would add that special magic for your holiday gathering.
Ambiance: Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds Scented Candle (P795)
Starve your guests a bit more...or, on a more positive note, relax them with the comforting scent of chocolate. With almonds.
Available at True Value. Also in stock: Whoppers, Twizzlers, and Kisses.
Party favors: Lollipop Pens (P90)
If you can (and only if you can), send your friends off with these suckers. They can use it to write a thank you note-evidence of your success.
Available at Invitation House
Photo from Etsy
Decorations: Bell Jar + Christmas Lights (P800 + P595++)
Set the mood right and wow them with your DIY skills. Enchanted evening at home can be had with a bell jar and Christmas lights. You can keep them for future use, too.
Bell jar from Living Well/Gourdo’s, Christmas lights from Handyman or Ace Hardware
Socials: Mini Chalkboard (P150)
Hand these out prior to mingling-especially handy for larger parties where your circle of friends overlap. Avoids the awkward moment when someone forgets someone’s name. Alternatively, if you have plans for doing games, have people indicate their willingness to participate with a symbol of sorts. Fun for everyone!
Available at Celebrations
Kitschy needs: Cupcake Ferris Wheel (P750)
Be a tease with desserts. Look but don’t touch...yet.
Available at Wonder Bake
Quirky details: Winking Santa mugs (P595)
Put a bit of humor in your hot chocolate with mugs that can be both naughty and nice. (Shot of whiskey optional!)
Available at Pottery Barn
Cheerful color: Red Throw Pillows (P1,999.75)
The quickest way to liven up a space without having to go all-out with decorations? Add Christmas-colored throw pillows. Might as well invest in new ones-in case the party gets a little too wild. (Oops! Someone spilled spaghetti sauce!)
Available at Rustan’s Department Store
Elegant touches: Holiday tablecloth (P899)
Shiny stars on spare white tablecloths add just the right touch of holiday sparkle to an otherwise sedate dinner party.
Available at H&M Home
Background music: JBL wireless Bluetooth speaker (P8,995)
Keep the tunes coming (may we suggest a fun playlist?) from your MP3 player. This one doubles as a mini disco ball with its LED light show.
Available at Power Mac Center
Attention to detail: Wine glass marker (P499)
Make sure everyone knows which glass is theirs with a washable marker. Make things more fun by adding a bit of a challenge: Guests can draw self-portraits, and the most accurate one wins!
Available at Crate & Barrel