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Elegant Entertaining Ideas for the Busy Holiday Season

December is the month for entertaining galore. Between friends, co-workers, family and overnight guests, your kitchen and you will be working overtime. Here are some super simple ways to pull it off elegantly and stylishly by stocking your kitchen with all the essentials.

All of these items are things I picked up at Macy’s. They truly have everything you’ll need to elegantly entertain a crowd both large or small this holiday season. You can swing by your local Macy’s or even just hop online at to find all of these ideas and more inspiration. And by the way - these would also make really great gift ideas for the person who loves to entertain!

Two essentials for any holiday party are cocktails and hor d’oeuvres. If you want to work smarter, not harder, you should keep your recipes simple and serve it up stylishly.

To welcome guests, mix them a drink like a pro with help from Martha Stewart Collection copper Barware. These have a really elegant, polished look and all the mixology must-haves. If you pick just one or two signature drinks, it will be much easier to streamline the process and still impress your guests. You could even use this barware to set up a super cute drink station with all your ingredients and mixers and let your guests have some fun mixing up their own cocktails

Once they have a drink in hand, your guests will be ready to nibble! For serving up hor d’oeuvres in an easy and stylish way, try this wood cheese platter from The Cellar. It’s on trend with mixed materials, and is the perfect surface for charcuterie, veggies and everything in between. Here’s a tip - prep all of your food for this the night before so come party time, you simply set it up and serve!

To end the night, there’s nothing better than a nice hot cup of coffee with your dessert, so how about an espresso or rich latte? I grabbed this Crux Espresso Maker at Macy’s, too. This is such a fabulous machine! It’s easy to use and it delivers satisfying coffee options for all.

These stylish ideas will help you serve up a holiday party with ease at Macy’s.


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