How to be the best party hostess this holiday

We have a feeling that this holiday season will be one for the books. Starting with tips for hosting a party this fall that are sure to make your life a little easier. Here at Archive we love coming up with chic holiday decor ideas. Our designers are overflowing with holiday party ideas and are on hand and ready to bring your holiday party to life!

01. P L A N    A H E A D

Have a holiday party theme idea that you are dying to create? This is your year, so plan ahead! Need extra table space for your guests? Our Farm Chairs and Sonoma Tables have the perfect holiday feel. Pick out a holiday place setting to wow your family and friends. Our favorite: Sand Stoneware, Vintage China, Goblets, and Brass Flatware. For a stress free season, don’t do all the cooking yourself. Assign certain dishes to your guest in advance, potluck style!

02. P R E P A R E

Set the table, iron the Runners and Napkins, and cook a few side dishes the night before. Go the extra mile with your tablescape! Be sure to mix in small decor pieces; Vintage Books, Brass Candlesticks and luxurious florals are a great way to add detail that your guests won’t forget.

03. C O C K T A I L S

Have a variety of cocktails ready to go upon your guests arrival. Try making batch cocktail and serving in Crystal Pitchers. Our favorite drink to sip on: apple cider sangria! Nothing takes your cocktails next level than serving them up in Crystal Glassware!

04. E N D    O N    A    H I G H    N O T E :  D E S S E R T S !

Be sure to serve your desserts with style. Layer them on Cake Stands for a thoughtful presentation.

05. R E L A X !

The top tip on how to be a good hostess: relax! The holidays are about enjoying time with family and friends, so take a step back from the stress of hosting, and enjoy a cocktail with those you love!

Photo 1: Max and Friends Photo // Gather Events // Archive Rentals

Photo 2: Chris and Kristen Photography // Archive Rentals

Photo 3: Jessica Lynn Studios // EDE by Jacqueline // Archive Rentals

Photo 4: Chris and Kristen Photography // Archive Rentals

Photo 5: Chris and Kristen Photography // Archive Rentals