The holiday season is in full swing, and with it, holiday entertaining and parties. Getting the right festive vibes, the cheerful music and the overall warm and welcoming holiday atmosphere can sometimes get stressful. But as long as you have the libations flowing and plenty of good food and treats for your guests, chances are it will all work out. Even if you have a guest or two you can’t stand.

We’ve rounded up a selection of holiday entertaining essentials that include desserts, elegant bites and bubbly; a few decorative selections if you need some help in that department; and some hosting ideas in case you need some inspiration. Happy holidays!


Marky’s Caviar

Start the night off right with caviar appetizers that’ll have everyone feeling extra fancy. Marky’s Caviar is the biggest caviar manufacturer in the country. It offers a wide selection of indulgent gift sets that are perfect for entertaining. Good choices include the American Starter Kit, which comes with Bowfin; Hackleback; and Paddlefish selections of your choice in size, or the Osetra Taster Set which comes with 1.0 oz Russian Osetra Karat Caviar — Amber; 1.0 oz Russian Osetra Caviar; and 1.0 oz Special Reserve Russian Osetra Caviar. Both sets come with Russian Blinis, Crème Fraîche, Mother of Pearl Spoon and more to make your bites special.