How to Throw a Festive Cocktail Party Even Scrooge Would Love

We’re highlighting clever tips and tricks for pulling off any holiday get-together without breaking a sweat. It’s Your Party, after all, so you might as well enjoy it!

There are few things I love more than a chance to break out the lipstick, high heels, and the fancy dress that’s been hanging in my closet just waiting for the right occasion. But gathering all my favorite people in one place for merrymaking with proper cocktails is definitely one of them. Combine the two and you’ve got the world’s best excuse to shine yourself up: A dressed-to-the-nines-cocktail party so festive that even Scrooge himself would crack a smile. I’ll be hosting one this year and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Should you want to, too, here’s my blueprint for a good time.