You want to throw a chic holiday party, but you don’t want your holiday finds to catch dust in the closet for the rest of the year. I always look out for additions to my home and holiday table that I can also use throughout the year. I also think that after slaving in the kitchen I need to make myself presentable as well and that requires a little holiday glamour. Here are some incredibly versatile finds for both the hostess and the home that will work well beyond the holidays.
Mingle Bar Glass at Crate and Barrel
These modern bar glasses have just enough glam and gold for the holidays, but can be used all year long to bring a bit of sophistication to your bar.
Monogrammed Melamine Tray
Any hostess can serve in unique style with colorful melamine trays that can even be personalized with curvaceous scripts. You can select from Monogrammed Melamine Trays at Mark and Graham in designs that are holiday inspirational as well as leisurely fun for all year long.
Multi Pattern Plates and Snack Bowls
These lustrous plates and bowls with intensely hued prints are inspired by exotic textiles that fit Christmas décor as well as rich hues of other seasons. The Multi Pattern Plates and Snack Bowls from Pottery Barn create a festive impression. I was thinking of using them for serving tapas style.
Drop Diamond Earrings
For the hostess with the mostess, who needs to look her part, simple one-drop diamond earrings are perfect. The delicate piece brings some glam to your look yet are subtle enough not to get in the way of the hustle and bustle of hosting a party. You can wear them to all your holiday parties throughout the season and continue wearing them all year long. Its gorgeous simplicity is even perfect as bridal jewelry or makes an excellent addition to a bridesmaids wedding attire.
Ticking Stripe Ruffled Guest Towels
Set a welcoming tone in the powder room or guest bath with special guest towel sets. These yarn-dyed Ticking Stripe Towels are simply beautiful edged with a ruched ruffle. The look fits in with the holidays and all year long.
Lots of coasters on hand are a must-have for effortless entertaining. Artisanal coasters in burlap are unique and can be personalized for gifting as party favors or for your own home.
Classic Pearl Necklace
The epitome of timelessness. These cultured freshwater pearls are individually handpicked for their shape and luster and hand-knotted on silk cord. The Champagne gold-plated clasp is a modern update to this utterly classic, wear-anywhere-anytime style, while the adjustable length adds versatility.
Moscow Mule Mug
These classic copper mugs burst with vintage charm and brings holiday warmth to you cocktail party. As essential to the recipe for a true Moscow Mule as vodka or ginger beer, the mugs are also ideal for enjoying cool, refreshing drinks year round.
Martha Stewart Collection Apron
A cute apron for the hostess is a must. A classic black and white polka dot design gets a vintage twist with a ruched sweetheart neckline, accent bow & ruffled pocket. The iconic look adds a dash of something special to any chef’s prep.
Mixed Cut Double Old-Fashioned Glasses in Onyx
William Sonoma’s hand-cut glass barware lets you express your creativity when it comes to cocktails, as well as originality with different designs. Inspired by vintage glassware, each sparkling double old-fashioned glass is embellished with a different pattern. Dress them up or down—these elegant, versatile glasses are perfect for entertaining and everyday sipping.