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10 Holiday Party Decoration Ideas

With all of the hosting and toasting happening this season, the holidays can feel like an endless parade of parties. If you're planning to throw one of your own, we're here to help you make it stand out from the rest by sharing our top 10 holiday party decoration ideas. Add these pieces into the mix, and you can create special settings for gathering, celebrating and enjoying every single moment.
bar cart

1. Spirited Bar Cart

Cheers to inspiring holiday cheer with cocktail hour. You can make it extra fun and festive with a bar cart that gets everyone in the spirit. Thanks to handy wheels, you can roll the bar up to anyone, anywhere in your home. Just be sure to have all of your supplies, tools and mixers ready to go, so you can take full advantage of this convenient design.

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2. Red + Beige

A not-so-familiar Christmas color scheme? Red and beige. While it keeps the festive splash of color, the warm neutral base balances and softens for a toned-down holiday party feel.

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3. Woodsy Coffee Table

Guests like to spread out and congregate all throughout your home during a party, so having a spot for them to set drinks and snacks on in the living room is imperative. You can utilize a coffee table as an appetizer perch of sorts, and allow it to serve as the opening act before the main event in your dining room.

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4. Festive Tablescape

This may be a bit of a no-brainer, but a dining table is arguably the most important player at your party. Getting the right one for your space is crucial too, so focus on the size and shape, which can change if you get a design with an extension leaf. Depending on the amount of people you're hosting, your table could be where everyone eats or where you serve a buffet-style meal.

mini trees

5. Mini Trees

Miniature is always unexpected – especially for holiday party decor. If you want to surprise guests with cute, unforgettable decorations, bring the scale down a notch!

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6. Cozy Seating

It's hard to enjoy yourself when you're not feeling comfortable, so a sofa that is a) cozy and inviting and b) large enough to fit at least 3 people is key to the success of your party. If you have the space, you can go for a sectional, but if you don't, a sofa will more than do the job. Add a few poufs, stools and ottomans for easy and movable extra seating.

hanging wreath

7. Hanging Wreath

A hanging wreath infuses whimsy into elegance. It also incorporates holiday festivity where you least expect it: the ceiling!

nautical christmas

8. Nautical Christmas

He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice, to find out who’s nautical or nice! With such elegant seaside charm, the nautical holiday list is the one we want to be on!

merry pillows

9. Toasty Pillows

How to turn a grey sofa into a holiday party decoration in its own right? With toasty accent pillows. The warm and rich jewel tones above add a splash of wintry cheer.

holiday ranch

10. Holiday Ranch

Transform your living room into a charming retreat inspired by the old-fashioned West, complete with subtle farm animal decor and stockings hung on the mantel – just like they did way back when!

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