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    48 Products For Anyone Whose Love Language Is Party Hosting

    Whether you're treating yourself or shopping for hostess gifts, these products will win anyone Hostess of the Year (in their guests' hearts).

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A charcuterie board set so you can lay out all your fresh cheeses and fruit for guests to snack on because even the smallest of get-togethers deserve a little extra flair! Sure, you could use any old platter, but this comes with everything you need to put together an A+ charcuterie board (and it'll look cute in the background of your Insta story).

    reviewer photo of the charcuterie board filled with meats, cheese, crackers, vegetables, and nuts, with the drawer slid out to show the four serving utensils and other accessories
    reviewer photo of the square charcuterie board and round snack tray filled with meats, crackers, cheese, and fruit

    It comes with an extra round tray, two slate labels (with chalk), two ceramic bowls for dipping sauces, and four slicing and serving utensils.

    Promising review: "Bought the product as a present for my partner for the holidays. The charcuterie cheese board itself is great, and the ability to store the cheese knives was an excellent addition for transportation and to 'wow' people at parties. I was able to host twice with the device, and it often was able to hold around six to eight cheeses and cracker combinations reasonably well without feeling like the device is crowded. I also like how easy it was to clean, since the drawer used to store the knives can be easily removed. Finally, I enjoyed all the additional items that came with this set." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    2. A faaaancy automatic spice grinder that'll make whipping up all those appetizers easier *and* give that freshly ground flavor that tastes way better than out of the shaker. To use, you'll swap in interchangeable pods filled with spices for grinding directly into your food — especially helpful when the recipe calls for a *lot* of pepper. 

    gif of grinder grinding salt with one click of a button
    FinaMill spice grinder with two pods of spices
    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    There's a reason it's one of Oprah's Favorite Things for 2022!

    Promising review: "I'm so glad I ordered one of these after I read about them on Oprah's list of favorite things for 2022. As billed, it's so attractive and can sit on your counter, so easy, the charge lasts so long and the interchangeable pods rock! It's easy to add freshly ground flavor and fresh pepper is sooo much better than from the shaker. It's so easy to adjust the grind and the color selection is fantastic. What a great hostess gift for the holidays. I love mine." —Sasha

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (also available in five colors; comes with grinder and two interchangeable pods).

    3. Slow-cooker liners, because they'll make using the world's best kitchen appliance *even* better. After cooking up some tasty queso or spinach dip for the crowd, simply toss the dirty liner out, leaving your slow cooker spick and span for the next meal — no scrubbing required. Any time saved on the dreaded post-party cleanup is *always* a win. 

    slow cooker cooking two different cheese dips in each liner at the same time
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Why? Why would you want to scrub your giant crockpot? Well, now you don't have to — these liners are the perfect solution for your crockpot needs. Simply place it in your crockpot like you would a trash bag, add all of your ingredients, cook, and then when you're all done...just trash the liner! I've been using these for years and I will never go back to scrubbing the tough cooked on food from the day's cooking. I have never once had a liner with a leak and I really feel like Reynolds has helped make kitchen cleanup so much easier with this smart product." —Katie B.

    Get a pack of 48 liners from Amazon for $29.88 (available in two sizes, including a six-pack of regular liners available with Amazon Fresh). 

    4. A 12-piece dish set to add a bit of galactic flair to your dinner party and leave your guests starry-eyed.

    Several matching plates and bowls covered in gold stars
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these so much I bought some more. They are magical, mystical, and just so pretty. I have so many decorating ideas, they make me smile every time I see them. I dropped a plate the other day and my heart sank, I was expecting it to be shattered, but it didn't faze it. I love that the melamine is also so light, which helps with my arthritis and carpal tunnel. They are much prettier than the pictures too." —Regina Repka

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    5. Or a set of four constellation salad plates that are way prettier than any plate has a right to be, frankly.

    the blue constellation dinner plates
    West Elm

    Get a set of four from West Elm for $39.99 (originally $50).

    6. OR a compostable dinnerware set if loading 25 plates into your dishwasher (on top of all your other dirty dishes) after a get-together sounds like a nightmare, but you want a more eco-friendly option to the plastic kind. These are made from 100% plant-based materials and are sturdy (no one's sauces will be leaking through onto their lap). They're great for big groups and outdoor shindigs!

    This set is municipally and commercially compostable, so you can drop off the used items at your local facility once you're done! ♻️ You can serve up to 50 guests with one set, as it comes with 50 each of the following: dinner plates, dessert plates, forks, knives, and spoons.

    Promising review: "I purchased this set for a birthday party. I know that so much goes to waste from those types of events that it adds up quickly. I couldn't believe how durable these products are. Nothing was flimsy at all. It was hard to believe that they are biodegradable. This is now a go-to purchase for us when we have events." —Kelly K

    Get a 250-piece set from Amazon for $32.99 (available in two colors). 

    7. A set of *actual* cloth napkins that'll have your guests like, "Oh, you're REAL fancy" when they sit down to enjoy the meal you lovingly prepared for them. It's little touches like this that really ~elevate~ a dinner party — *and* you won't have to keep putting paper napkins on the shopping list. 

    Reviewer photo of the dark blue napkin wrapped in a napkin holder at a place setting
    Reviewer photo of a table set with the white cloth napkins

    Promising review: "After realizing how many paper napkins we went through in a day, I decided to look for cloth ones. Me being me, I did an extensive amount of research and looked at probably 30 different brands. I'm extremely happy with these — they're soft, durable, and the price is right! I've washed them about 10 times now and haven't noticed any wear. Definitely recommend." —Batman the Horse

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 24 colors).

    8. Colorful dot placemats handcrafted in Italy and made of semi-flexible resin. They'll give your dining table a whimsical, one-of-a-kind aesthetic that'll make an impression on your dinner party guests!

    the different dot placemats you can buy in various colors
    Coming Soon

    Psst — these are available as coasters as well!

    Coming Soon is a woman-owned small business based in New York that curates, creates, and sells unique items. They'll be great artistic additions for your own home or make cool gifts for someone else.

    Get them from Coming Soon for $65 each (available in 10 colors; use code BUNDLEMAT for 10% off a set of four).

    9. Or if you're more of a minimalist, some easy-to-wash round placemats to give your dinner table setup a sophisticated vibe (while protecting it from scratches). 

    A plate, knife, and fork on the gold placemat
    Reviewer photo of the beige placemats on a table

    Promising review: "I need these in every color at this price. Easy to wipe clean, sturdy and not flimsy. I love to change out table settings and this made it easier." —Shelly

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $16.98+ (available in 36 colors and also in sets of four and eight). 

    11. An absolutely beautiful set of handblown colored wineglasses worth treating yourself to. Perfect for special occasions and dinner parties, these are guaranteed to wow guests, and they'd add a lovely pop of color if displayed in a wine cabinet.

    Six wine glasses; one in blue, purple, orange, green, yellow, and pink
    Anthropologie

    Estelle Colored Glass is a Black woman-owned small business offering luxury glassware that's vintage-inspired.

    Promising review: "I had heard about these and was happy to see them at Anthro. Beautiful. Yes, they are pricey, but they are stunning and unique. Can’t wait to entertain with them." —Jenniferinsd1

    Get the set of six from Anthropologie for $185 (available in the vibrant style shown above and also a pastel style).

    12. Plus, a gorgeous set of wineglass charms to help everyone keep track of their drink — even after their first, second, and third glasses of champagne.

    several of the charms wrapped around the stem of a glass
    each colored charm on the stem of a wine glass

    Promising review: "I bought these for a small New Year’s Eve party so folks wouldn’t get their glasses mixed up throughout the night. They arrived well packaged and I love that they come with both gold and silver rings so you can match your color scheme. The felt storage bags are a nice touch as well. Guests liked getting to pick 'their color' charm and it just made the drinks more festive (with a practical use too). The charms are beautiful in person with vibrant colors and shine. Loved them and will be using them again!"  —SMP

    Get a set of 16 from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two styles). 

    13. A felt letterboard set so you can customize a cute welcome sign for all of your guests or detail whatever's on the food or cocktail menu. It'd look so cute on a bar cart, dining table, or kitchen counter!

    And when you don't have guests on the way, you can always use it to display your favorite quote or an inspiring message. The set comes with 300 pieces, including letters, numbers, and other special characters.

    Felt Like Sharing is a family-owned small business that offers gorgeous felt letterboards and accessories. 

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh. It truly doesn’t get any cuter when it comes to decor. From the moment I opened the package I was enchanted with this product. It takes time and some small scrapbook scissors to cut all the letters apart, but worth the time so they don’t have the little nubs on them. Adorable! I debated giving this as a Christmas gift, but it’s so cute I’ve decided to keep it and get another one. I can’t wait to decorate with it! So many possibilities. Thank you!" —SRiteNow

    Get a 10x10 board from Amazon for $22.95+ (available in four sizes and 27 colors).

    14. A chic rolling bar cart that'll hold all the goods for mixing up your cocktails (and mocktails!) for a crowd. It'll also let them see all your wine and liquor offerings so they can help themselves. 

    This cart stands 37.5 inches tall and 36 inches wide! 

    Promising review: "This is such a beautiful bar cart! I’m surprised it’s not priced higher for the quality of this product. It’s super easy to assemble and you can fit a lot on it! I’ve tried other carts and I’m very pleased with this. Size, sturdiness, and height are perfection. I wouldn’t even hesitate to purchase this!" —Mikyle Jessen

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99

    15. A wine decanter designed to aerate your wine and release its natural aromas for an even better taste...but also because it'll look pretty in your home bar and impress all of your guests. 

    Reviewer photo of the glass decanter next to a plate of cheese and meats
    reviewer pouring some wine from the decanter into a wine glass

    After being kept in an airtight bottle, your wine needs to breathe. Pouring into a wine carafe releases its natural aromas and flavors for better taste!

    Promising review: "I love this decanter! Firstly, it was packaged safely in molded styrofoam, so it arrived intact and on time. Secondly, the decanter has become a focal point of our hosted dinners. It is pretty to look at and does its job in letting the wine breath. Amazon will suggest other items such as a decanter drying rack or cleaning brush, but they are not needed. It's easily cleaned with soap and water, and I use a regular bottle brush to swish away any spots needing attention. It's easily dried in the dish rack (because of the shape, you will have to rotate once to ensure all of the water is out of the bottom). Great buy, and will consider for future gifts!" —KG

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    16. A pretty linen tablecloth to throw over your dining table to protect it from scratches and spills whenever guests are over — and toss into the washing machine afterward for easy cleaning. 

    Side view of the gray tablecloth draped over a table
    the tablecloth on a table with food on it

    Promising review: "A perfect added detail for my Thanksgiving dinner. The quality goes way beyond expectations. Washed up beautifully and no ironing needed! Would definitely recommend!" —Cynthia

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in five sizes and 10 colors/patterns). 

    17. A fun set of iridescent flatware, because boring cutlery? Not in this household. These'll look stunning laid out for people to grab when they start loading up their plates. 

    reviewer photo of the iridescent flatware in a drawer organizer
    several of the iridescent silverware pieces on plates

    Promising review: "Great cutlery set! All pieces were perfect upon arrival and great when used. The colors are so pretty. I am in love with this set and wish it was the first we bought. All pieces are very sturdy and feel high quality." —Moffett Family

    Get a set of 20 from Amazon for $21.99.

    18. A rechargeable, waterproof cooler light if the party will move outside at any point, especially with the sun setting early during the winter. Now your guests won't have to whip out their phone flashlight every time they get up to go for another drink.

    The light attached to the inside of cooler
    The light submerged in the ice and lighting up the cooler to see drinks
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this little light. It’s a cool knickknack that is perfect for large coolers while you're camping at night or leaving your cooler on your deck for a nighttime party. It’s completely waterproof and does actually make a difference to see through the water and ice so you can choose what you want before rummaging through the frigid ice and water freezing your hands." —Matthew Schill

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 — clip the coupon to save an extra $10!

    19. And a pair of flexible magnetic lights to fasten to your grill so you can keep the crowd well-fed even after the sun's gone down. Nothing better than enjoying some kebabs by the light of a flickering bonfire.

    a grill with a pair of the lights attached to the top shining down on food cooking at night
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I used these for the first time the other night and they were exactly what I wanted. I often tend to grill after dark and I can’t see what’s on the grill, but not anymore. These light up the entire grill surface area perfectly. Would definitely buy again." —Flossie DeGrave

    Get a pair from Amazon for $23.95

    20. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza, an easy-to-learn and ridiculously fun card game that's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, whether you're hosting a game night or just need an ice breaker activity. Don't let the cuteness fool you — reviewers say it's great for adults-only parties as well as family game nights!

    The deck with the cards face down
    A bunch of the different cards face up, each one is a different pastel color with an illustrated character on it and their name (i.e.
    Amazon

    It's recommended for ages 8 and up! Here's how to play: You deal all the cards out to your two to four players, and everyone keeps their mini deck face down. Everyone takes a turn putting a card down in the middle of the table, saying one of the words "taco," "cat," "goat," "cheese," and "pizza," in that order. If the picture on your card matches the word that's said, everyone slaps their hand on the card in a pile as quickly as possible. The last person on the pile has to take the stack and add them to their cards, and whoever runs out of cards first wins!

    Promising review: "This game is more mind-bending than you think. Don’t let the cuteness fool you. This game is by far the most competitive and fun party game to play with friends!! The special cards mess with you mind! Pros: hours of fun, cute drawing style, unique packaging, easy to play. Cons: may result in red hands, strain of voice from intense playing." —Hani

    Get it from Amazon for $9.84.

    21. Or a copy of Dangerous Games to Play in the Dark you can break out if your guests are up for some spine-chilling fun. This collection contains games based on urban legends like Bloody Mary and The Answer Man, with dark illustrations to match. Pick it up for the creepiest game night ever...if you dare.

    the book cover, which is black with the title in red text
    Chronicle Books

    Get it from Amazon for $13 or from Bookshop for $12.09 to support local bookstores.

    22. A bottle of Drop It to keep on hand for your friends who love wine but experience headaches, allergies, or bad hangovers from drinking even one glass — or for yourself if that person's you! It reduces the tannins and sulfites in wine to lessen or prevent the dreaded side effects — that way, everyone can focus on having a good time. 

    BuzzFeed editor putting drops into glass of red wine
    The drop it bottle in editor's hand
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Drop It recommends 1–2 drops for each glass of white wine, 2–3 for a glass of red, and 7–9 if you're treating the whole bottle at once. Once it's in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and you should be g2g!

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Elizabeth Lilly says, "I've tried these before on some weekend friend getaways where we drank a LOT of wine and I think they really work! Just don't get overeager squeezing the bottle because then you can put way too much in your glass and make your wine taste weird. Yep, I did that and learned my lesson." 

    Promising review: "I can finally drink wine again after years of abstinence! I used to get the most awful headache on just one glass of wine, it was so bad I just stopped drinking wine altogether, then I discovered these magic drops! I've only had them a couple of weeks but I have drank red and white wine totally headache-free! I even drank half a bottle of heavy red. These drops really are magic! I love that you get two bottles as well, one can stay in your purse and one at home. Brilliant!" —shelleymab

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    23. *And* a red wine stain remover so the evening's not ruined because someone spilled merlot on your expensive white rug. Just spray, blot, and rinse to watch the stain disappear — crisis averted, let the fun continue!

    red wine spilled on a light gray rug
    the same rug clean without a stain

    Promising review: "Have you ever gone to someone's house and spilled red wine? UGHHHHH! Me! We stayed at a friend's, I did this tragic deed and they didn't notice until four days later. I was DEVASTATED because I was unaware it even happened. She tried unsuccessfully to get it out. I did some research and had this sent to them. It had been six days when this was delivered. With one swoop of this stuff, she said it was almost undetectable and after two uses...completely GONE!! I ordered some for myself! Please buy this if you need to get out delicious red wine from any place it shouldn't be!!" —Debstrat

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.