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Ten Entertaining Must-Haves Just In Time For Your Holiday Party

Ten Entertaining Must-Haves Just In Time For Your Holiday Party

Having a holiday party? We’re here to help with the planning! We’ve rounded up the ten items essential for entertaining. From creating an ambiance to perfecting the cocktails, we’ve got you covered. Being a hostess with the mostest is a tall order, but thanks to Amazon, it only takes a few clicks to fill. Whether you’re having a blowout bash or a small get together with close friends, these items are perfect for ensuring an easy clean up, trouble-free storage, and add a festive touch. Not an entertainer yourself? This list is still for you. Our top ten entertaining essentials also come in clutch when its time for a gift exchange or to find some fun stocking stuffers. Opening image: brightechshop.com

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October 24, 2017

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Brovino Silicone Wine Glasses

Our Score

BEST FOR: Outdoor entertaining! Serving in silicon glasses, you’ll never have to worry about broken glass by the pool again.

Fun Fact: The most annoying part of entertaining is the clean up. Good news, these glasses are dishwasher safe!


Brightech Ambience Pro Outdoor Light Strand with Hanging Sockets

Our Score

BEST FOR: Ambient lighting is a must for entertaining. String these lights on your patio to add whimsy to a backyard bash!

LOVED FOR: The vintage feel of Edison light bulbs gives off a soft glow that's perfect for sharing a meal with friends.


Home-Complete BBQ Grill Tools Set

Our Score

BEST FOR: Putting on your Christmas wish list

USERS SAID: “We love this BBQ tool set. It's well made, has everything you need for the grill, and comes in a classy presentation case. My husband loves it!”


SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Lightweight, portable, and with a 12 hour battery life, this Bluetooth speaker is great for moving around the house to wherever your guests gather.

FUN FACT: This speaker is not only a must have because of it’s ease and functionality. It also works for phone calls and has a built in mic!


Margaritaville Bahamas Frozen Concoction Maker

Our Score

BEST FOR: Making restaurant worthy frozen drinks at home

USERS SAID: “This thing is AWESOME! We bought it for a party and it cranked out perfect margaritas for a couple of hours. It's very easy to operate and the "no-brainier" mixer is genius!”


Barillio Elite Cocktail Shaker Set

Our Score

BEST FOR: Mastering mixology

LOVED FOR: Basic, quality bartending tools at a low price


Gibson 3 Tiered Oval Chip And Dip Set With Metal Rack

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LOVED FOR: With stackable bowls and a collapsible stand, this set is easy to store in between get-togethers.

HELPFUL TIP: Reviews said the bowls came smaller than expected—if you need bowls for putting out nuts, candy, or dip, these are what you've been looking for.


Buddeez Cold Beverage Dispenser

Our Score

LOVED FOR: No one likes melted ice diluting a drink, which is why we love that this dispenser holds ice in a separate compartment to keep your beverage cold until poured.

BEST FOR: We can’t help but want to mix up a fall sangria in this dispenser and cover the top with apples and cinnamon sticks to add in.


Advanced Mixology Moscow Mule Copper Mugs

Our Score

USERS SAID: “We just got these and they are beautiful! The copper straws are a nice addition. My hope is they hold up as nicely as they look. We did use them and they were fantastic!”

FUN FACT: Let’s be honest, we all drink Moscow Mules because of the fun copper mugs… or at least that’s how it started. But, did you know that they were originally served in copper mugs to help maintain the temperature, carbonation, and aroma?


Bambüsi Bamboo Cheese Board & Cutlery Set with Slide-Out Drawer

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The hidden drawer for utensils

BEST FOR: Holiday or wedding gifts—this cheese board is perfect for the friends who love to entertain.   

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