How to host a Christmas party

Picture the scene. The candles are lit, the snowballs are poured, and that album is playing in the background… Festive cocktail night has officially begun. We’ve got one-of-a-kind Christmas party inspiration and wonderful finds to show you how to host with some serious small business sparkle.

Serve up in style

This Christmas, we’re celebrating the opulent and the obscure with decadent tipples (hello, cocktail keg) and mismatched glassware in jewel tones that turn “a few drinks at ours” into the evening of the year.

Party mode: activated

Cocktails? Check. Suitably festive outfit? Check! Now it’s time for the fun and frivolity. From neon jukeboxes to card games and piñatas, it’s a small business party and everyone’s invited...

SHOP FESTIVE ENTERTAINING

Think about investing in pieces you’ll have for parties in years to come. Our carafe-and-glasses set (above) has been hand-painted with illustrations inspired by the 12 days of Christmas – spot the two turtle doves! Knowing that an artisan has poured so much time into creating them makes them all the more special and means each one will be completely unique.

- Melanie Menczykowski, Home Curator

Our step-by-step guide to party perfection

Hello, fancy pants

Let’s face it, no kitchen disco is complete without decorations of grotto-sized proportions and an outfit that brings all the sparkly joy. Parlour games and playful PJs? Now that’s our sort of party.

Wardrobe wonders

Swap leggings and baggy jumpers for hand-painted leather jackets, feather-trimmed silk trousers and handcrafted jewellery. Oh, this old thing? It’s just something we threw together...

SHOP CHRISTMAS PARTY STYLING

Small business spotlight

If you like your festive wardrobe with a side of extravagance, we’ve got just the item for you. Each pair of Rude Susi trousers is crafted entirely by hand, from the hand-dyed silk to the intricately stitched feather trims. And all of these processes are done as sustainably as possible – co-founders India and her mum Susi (left) are meticulous when it comes to waste-free pattern cutting, ostrich welfare and ethical sourcing. This is slow fashion, made to last a lifetime – and many, many Christmas parties.‌

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