Last year’s plans were such a snooze you didn’t even make it to the ball drop. This time around, liven things up with party essentials from recently reopened Swoozie’s. While you’re there, load up on next year’s seasonal decor — all holiday merchandise is half off.
Korto Momolu Invitations, $17
Set the tone with sophisticated invites from the season five Project Runway alumna. The collection includes coordinating metallic candles ($15) and fold-over notes ($15) for hostess favors.
Party Tub, $10
Just because you’re throwing the fete doesn’t mean you need to tend the bar. Make it self-serve with bubbly on ice in a festive bucket.
Where Will You Be Five Years from Today?, $15
Send revelers off with a motivational read. The structured, goal-setting hardcover will put guests (and you) on the right path for 2011.
Monogrammed Cocktail Napkins and Guest Towels, $10-$13
A Swoozie’s exclusive, the paper disposables with gold or silver script keep things chic and make next-day cleanup a breeze.
Gia Michaels Confections Pretzels, $10
The colorful treats (covered in mouthwatering chocolate, sprinkles, toffee, mallows, and cookies) double as decoration when arranged on a serving tray or in a glass jar.
Swoozie’s at Chastain Square, 4285 Roswell Road, suite 10, Buckhead (404-252-7979); The Forum, 5131 Peachtree Parkway, suite 1015, Norcross (770-263-6446 or swoozies.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Swoozie’s