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17 Holiday Entertaining Essentials from Target

The cutest holiday party finds for your home.

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We look forward to the holidays for many reasons, but one of our absolute favorite reasons is the memories made while entertaining. And whether you’re hosting or attending a dinner or cocktail party, one thing is for sure: you’re going to need stylish accessories to keep the good times going. Continue reading to discover the best entertaining essentials Target has to offer this holiday season.

(Pst, Target has really great seasonal decor, too!)

Threshold Car with Tree Round Plastic Serving Tray

Perfect for serving drinks, cookies, or appetizers, this tray can also do double duty as a coffee table tray when you’re not busy entertaining.


Christmas Props

No party is complete without a photobooth. Make yours even more festive by adding this 10 piece set of affordable props.


Threshold Copper Beverage and Barware Tools

Copper barware has been increasing in popularity for a while now, but the finish is now officially trending. Shop all the bar accessories imaginable to create an extra chic set up.

Hammered Bar Tools Set 3-piece, $16.99; Hammered Ice Bucket with Tongs, $24.99; Hammered Wine Chiller, $19.99; Hammered Cocktail Shaker, $12.99; Hammered Punch Bowl (8 liters), $19.99;

Green Patterned Oven Mitt

Cooking and baking with friends and family is a huge part of holiday hosting. Make sure your kitchen accessories are festive, too!


Kate Aspen (6 sets) Snowflake Measuring Spoons

Baking holiday cookies is a tradition that many hold dear to their hearts. Accessorize your classic cookie cutters with these cute snowflake measuring spoons for a thoughtful touch.


Kate Aspen (Set of 4) Naughty or Nice Mason Mugs

These cheeky mugs will make guests instantly feel at ease. Plus, you can use them all season long in your home.


Nate Berkus Marble Cheese Stand

Because it’s not a holiday party unless there’s an expertly styled cheesboard!


Assorted Holiday Mugs

Make sure your mug game is up to par this holiday season, because in case you forgot, drinking hot chocolate isn’t encouraged, it’s required.

Threshold Santa Earthenware Mug, $4.99; Threshold Reindeer Mug, $4.99; Threshold Camper Earthenware Mug, $4.99;

Assorted Holiday Message Mugs

Of course, Target has designed the cutest mugs with holiday messages on them.

Threshold “Baby it’s Cold Outside” Stoneware Mug, $4.99; Threshold “Oh Deer” Stoneware Belly Mug, $4.99; Threshold “Merry & Bright” and “Peace, Love, Joy” Stoneware Belly Mug, $9.99; Threshold “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Cocoa for Santa” 16oz Stoneware Belly Mug, $9.99;

Nate Berkus Striped Dessert Plates (Set of 4)

Tone down a flashier tablescape with neutral dessert plates. These Nate Berkus designs feel fun and festive, but understated at the same time.


Threshold Copper Accessories

Add to your bar cart or entryway for a joyous touch. Bonus: You can keep up these decorations through the New Year!

Joy Sign, $25; Star, $20;

Threshold Assorted Copper Mugs

It’s time to accessorize your bar cart with copper mugs. Target has a large selection, so get to choosing your favorite style!

Hammered Mug (13oz), $7.99; Hammered Moscow Mule Shot Glass (Set of 4), $9.99; Moscow Mule Mug 12oz Copper (Set of 2), $19.99;

Sugar Paper® Blush Gift Wrap Collection

Whether you’re wrapping party favors to your guest or are in need of chic gift boxing for hostess gifts, Target (together with Sugar Paper!) have you covered.

Blush Square Gift Box, $6; Blush with Gold Foil Stars Small Gift Bag, $2; Blush Tissue Paper, $4; Blush Small Round Gift Box with Ribbon, $4;

Nate Berkus Inlay Tray

Elevate your hoiday party and pair metallics with chic neutrals. This Nate Berkus tray will be the perfect serving accessory.


Stay Frosty, My Friend Pilsners

Replace beer bottles (or plastic cups!) with these festive beer glasses. Trust us, your guests will take note.


Threshold Seagull Placemat

Placemats, especially those with a thoughtful, mettalic touch, add a lot to any holiday tablescape. We especially love this mixed metal tree design.


Be Merry Decanter Set

Last but not least, this “Be Merry, Be Bright” decanter set! We imagine it would be ideal for a small group cuddled around the fire.


Alyssa Clough


Alyssa is a Brooklyn-based maximalist and vintage addict who is always on the hunt for something—a new piece of collage art, more plant babies, yet another ceramic vessel, you get the picture. Obsessions include bold accent walls, living a sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle, and supporting female artists and makers. Find her on Instagram ignoring her phone’s screen time alerts.