Holiday Hostess with the Mostess Essentials

'tis the season for hosting holiday parties and family get-togethers. Whether you're planning a sugar cookie decorating event, gingerbread house competition, Hanukkah party, Christmas Eve shindig, or New Year's Eve bash, we've rounded up our favorite items for welcoming friends and family into our homes.


1. Is it really a holiday party or 2020 countdown without red lipstick?! There's nothing worse than when it smudges everywhere or sticks to your teeth. That's why Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick (in the color "Heroine") is the best! It's a lip-stain, so will stay on all night long (even after a kiss under the mistletoe or at midnight on New Year's Eve) --

2. Fondue makes everything better and brings guests around the table. The Cuisinart Electric Fondue Maker is modern and perfect for any occasion --

3. According to Healthline, "Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been consumed for thousands of years. Not only does it have the same health benefits as tea — it's also rich in beneficial probiotics, contains antioxidants, can kill harmful bacteria and may help fight several diseases." WILD TONIC® Raspberry Goji Hard Jun Kombucha (5.6%) + WILD TONIC® Raspberry Goji Traditional Non-Alcoholic Jun Kombucha are delish and great for mocktails and cocktails and can be purchased @ Sprout's via Instacart -- and at Whole Foods --

4. Feel like the minx you are in these spotted leopard ankle booties, whether you're in the kitchen or on the dance floor --

5. "Alexa, play Christmas pop hits!" Music fills the soul like homemade cooking fills the heart. Deck the halls and set the mood with the Echo Plus (2nd Gen) sound hub --

6. Funny, adult-only card games make every party better -- and hilarious. Cards Against Humanity is the perfect addition to any get-together, especially when you need to lighten the mood --

7. Christmas Scented Essential Oils are something we have in our diffusers year-round! This smell lifts the spirit, fills the home with cheer, and is a hosting must!

8. This pairs perfectly with #7; an essential oil diffuser fills your home with aromatherapy, and not only is this design sleek and cute, it's easy to clean and has hourly settings --

9. Is a party these days really a party if you don't have a charcuterie board to show off? Gone are the days a simple cheese and meat planner will do, because #Instagram #millenials. This board is a beauty --

10. Colorful, festive water or wine goblets add beauty to any table, and these vintage glass beauties are the perfect size and gorg --

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11. This buffalo plaid apron keeps your outfit safe from spills or splashes when in the kitchen making your grandma's traditional recipes --

12. You don't want to upset Aunt Kath without having perfectly chilled Chardonnay this year...

13. I don't know why wine openers seem to always go missing from their gadget drawer, but, in case you need to replace yours or have another on hand, this one is top-rated --

14. Whether you need to clean up a quick spill by Uncle Randy or spruce up your house real quick before guests come over, the MOOSOO 4-in-1 Cordless Vacuum does the trick --

15. Fresh cut Christmas tree scented candles are perfect for filling your home with festive vibes during the holidays, and also into January when you're missing your fresh tree smell --

16. Grape jelly + chili sauce meatballs, buffalo chicken dip, pulled pork, cocktail weiners...these are a few of our favorite crockpot apps. The Crock-Pot Cook & Carry Slow Cooker is a modern woman's kitchen MUST (and also makes a perfect hostess gift) --

17. Better Life Natural All-Purpose Cleaner Wipes are a nice trade-in for Clorox wipes if you're looking to go a little more natural in the kitchen (confession: we use Clorox wipes all cold + flu season). But, these smell nice and make quick spills or crumb clean-ups easy peasy --

18. Whether you're making festive cranberry margaritas, a booch sangria (like this one by Wild Tonic), or setting up a lemonade/water/iced-tea station, these glass beverage dispensers with a metal stand look cute, are functional, and help you get out of the kitchen or away from the bar cart and mix and mingle --

19. Speaking of beverage stations, create a cute little coffee or hot cocoa station by having a Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker set out with some festive flavored K-cups, hot cocoa K-cups, marshmallows, candy canes, cream, and sugar. (Don't forget decaf for Aunt Sue!) --

20. Plants not only add oxygen to your home and help purify the air, they also create a cozy and homey atmosphere. This Costa Farms Snake Plant + Plant Stand Set is the perfect addition to your home, all year round --