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How To DIY The Ultimate Holiday Cocktail Party

Grab your friends, grab the booze, it's party season!

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1. Invite Some Folks

Step up your invite game with some beautiful sewn fabric invitations like these by Erin from Sewbon.
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Step up your invite game with some beautiful sewn fabric invitations like these by Erin from Sewbon.

2. Set Up Your Bar

Any old table will do, just throw a table runner on top with some custom oversized monogramming.
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Any old table will do, just throw a table runner on top with some custom oversized monogramming.

3. Set the Mood

Nix harsh overhead lighting with dim lamps and candles. Mix your own scents and pour wax into mason jars to get the mood right!
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Nix harsh overhead lighting with dim lamps and candles. Mix your own scents and pour wax into mason jars to get the mood right!

4. Just Say No to Basic Barware

Make yourself some custom glassware. Because those plain tumblers from Ikea are just SO cute... said no one ever.
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Make yourself some custom glassware. Because those plain tumblers from Ikea are just SO cute... said no one ever.

5. Sip in Style

You know how people get nervous at parties and suck down their drinks way too quickly? At least make sure your guests look cute while they're doing it! A DIY straw decoration should do the trick.
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You know how people get nervous at parties and suck down their drinks way too quickly? At least make sure your guests look cute while they're doing it! A DIY straw decoration should do the trick.

6. Protect Your Space

Drunk friends + condensation = murder for your table tops. Whip up some fun coasters that your guests can't ignore.
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Drunk friends + condensation = murder for your table tops. Whip up some fun coasters that your guests can't ignore.

7. Get to Mixing

It ain't a cocktail party without the perfect cocktails! Add a holiday spin to your boozing with these three drink recipes.
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It ain't a cocktail party without the perfect cocktails! Add a holiday spin to your boozing with these three drink recipes.

8. Tag It

Nothing is worse than setting down your drink and forgetting which glass you sipped from. Circumvent your guests grabbing the wrong cocktail with some fringed name tags.
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Nothing is worse than setting down your drink and forgetting which glass you sipped from. Circumvent your guests grabbing the wrong cocktail with some fringed name tags.

9. Don't Forget the Snacks!

People need to balance all that alcohol with something savory. Try your hand at some unique flavored popcorn (it's easier than you think!).
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People need to balance all that alcohol with something savory. Try your hand at some unique flavored popcorn (it's easier than you think!).

10. Get Some Zzzzz's

All that prepping, all that partying - now it's time to catch up on some serious zzzzz's. Slap on a custom sleep mask and snooze off that impending hangover.
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All that prepping, all that partying - now it's time to catch up on some serious zzzzz's. Slap on a custom sleep mask and snooze off that impending hangover.