10 Super Chic Holiday Party Ideas You’ll Wish You Thought Of First

Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means it’s time to shift into holiday high gear. Whether you’re playing host or simply showing up and lookin’ pretty, dive into a DIY to celebrate the season of friends, family and, most importantly, food. 

With the help of our favorite home bloggers, we’ve rounded up a few handmade projects sure to make you feel festive. From personalized place cards perfect for Thanksgiving day, to holiday decor that’ll shine all winter long, there’s something for every jolly occasion.  

  • 1
    Thankful Tags
    Almost Makes Perfect
    Looking to add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving table this year? Try these super simple “Thankful Tags” by Almost Makes Perfect
  • 2
    Friendsgiving Cookies
    I Spy DIY
    Leave it up to I Spy DIY to come up with a way to make a non-traditional Thanksgiving sparkle. Surprise your guests with these cute and colorful cookies if you’re planning or attending a Friendsgiving this year. 
  • 3
    Mirrored Glass Party Favors
    Paper & Stitch
    Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner or brainstorming ideas for a holiday party, keep these mirrored glass party favors in you back pocket for a quick treat that’ll wow your guests. They also make fabulous host and hostess gifts. Head over to Paper & Stitch for the how-to.
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    Boxwood & Pinecone Gift Topper
    Homey Oh My
    Make gift wrapping fun this year and DIY these adorable boxwood and pinecone toppers. Follow the tutorial on Homey Oh My, and your presents will undoubtedly be the prettiest of the pack. 
  • 5
    “Yum” Serving Platter
    I Spy DIY
    Let your cooking speak for itself — literally. This “yum” serving platter is the chicest way to serve sweets this holiday season. Visit I Spy DIY for details. 
  • 6
    Simple Triangular Wreath
    Almost Makes Perfect
    If you’re a minimalist decorator, you’ll love this no frills holiday wreath DIY from Almost Makes Perfect. The uncomplicated design makes this project perfect for weekend crafting. 
  • 7
    Evergreen & Cinnamon Stove Simmer
    A Beautiful Mess
    Who needs candles when you can DIY a stone simmer that’s just as fragrant? A Beautiful Mess‘ evergreen and cinnamon concoction is a quick and simple way to make your house smell like the holidays before a gathering. Put the ingredients in a pot, add water, bring it to a low boil and you’ve got yourself a natural room diffuser of sorts.  
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    Plexiglass Calligraphy Place Cards
    Almost Makes Perfect
    These place cards from Almost Makes Perfect are the perfect way to add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving table. Your guests will feel so special when they arrive. 
  • 9
    Porcelain Holiday Tree Lights
    A Beautiful Mess
    If you’re looking for a slightly more involved DIY project this weekend, try your hand at these porcelain tree lights by A Beautiful Mess. They make the most beautiful holiday decorations for your home.
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    Gilded Ombre Flutes
    Francois et Moi
    Spice up your champagne flutes with this glamorous gilded ombre design. Head over to Francois et Moi to learn how to get your glasses ready for many a holiday toast. 

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