If three’s a crowd, four’s a full-fledged party. No matter how many extra chairs you have to drag out for your holiday get-together, we’ve got your merriment must-haves.
Guests feel like royalty when you place plush crowns on their heads.
Available at etsy.com, $5-$49.
Fact: Everyone loves hot, gooey cheese. Play to the crowd with an alpine booze-spiked dip recipe from NYC’s Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria. No fussy fondue pot required.
Get the recipe.
Big groups can get pretty wine-y when vino does not abound. Keep them happy with a box of Cultivate’s Copa Cabana cabernet. Then throw a few bottles in for yourself: The new site is giving DailyCandy readers 20 percent off.
Available at cultivatewines.com, $28.
Create New Year’s Eve fireworks of your own. Simply ignite the tips of metallic table-toppers to throw off a shower of gold sparks.
Available at catbirdnyc.com, $12.
Wow your guests with a boozy concoction from a pro mixologist at Chicago restaurant Trenchermen.
Get the recipe.
Give your go-to tinsel job a lift. Mylar pro Jihan Zencirli mixes vintage paper, ribbon, and pom-poms into custom works of art.
Read more about it.
Leave it to an L.A. hotspot called Villains Tavern to whip up a snack that’s good enough to slap your mama. (Specifically if she’s trying to grab the last few bites.)
The first (and only) pinatas to warrant the phrase “It’s couture.” (No, really: The Brooklyn duo who makes them crafts displays for the likes of Creatures of Comfort and J.Crew.)
Hit ’em up.
We’ve yet to find a beer koozie that’s befitting of the holidays (or any day really). Tie one on (and keep guests’ drinks straight) with elegant, modern glasses etched with numerals.
Available at christopherjagmin, $208 for a set of eight.
Sweeten your soiree with a DIY honey-smacked confection. Your guests will think it’s the bee’s knees.
The cocktails craftsmen (and -women) at the Bay Area bar came up with a festive punch (involving chai and Lillet) that’s a real knockout.
Partiers scream for West Coast genius Dandy Don’s. The L.A. sweets master packs and ships the goods for a 25-person sundae party right to your door.
Available at dandydons.com, $149.
Spirits don’t make bright on their own. Get your holiday glow on with twinkling strands of Edison-style, all-weather string lights.
Available at restorationhardware.com, $39.
You can take former Top Chef contestant Candice Kumai’s recipe as final proof that chocolate goes with everything.
There’s a reason the hipster-loved, mobile photo booth service has taken the nation’s party circuit by storm. Simply put: It’s damn fun.
Available at smilebooth.com.
Capture your guests at their silliest: Card stock beards, pipes, antlers, and ’staches make for the perfect Christmas schtick on a stick.
Available at etsy.com, $35.
DIY vanilla syrup plus a distinguished mix of red vino, port wine, and brandy equals a holiday cocktail that packs a mean punch.
The fiesta mavens at NYC’s Melangerie designed a throwback holiday game (think fortune-teller/Telephone/Pictionary) just for DC readers.
Team up and play.
Impromptu drinks and dessert? No worries. Flip this cake plate upside down whenever you’d rather serve cocktails than canapes.
Available at williams-sonoma.com, $30.
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