What to Bring to a Holiday Party

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The holidays are quickly approaching and much too soon you’ll be thinking, "what on earth do I bring to this party?" Lucky for you, we have a list of do’s and don’ts for attending holiday festivities. Whether it’s a family gathering, couples’ dinner party, or the obligatory attendance at your odd neighbor’s holiday jubilee, we have some go-to suggestions for you.


First, you should ask the host if they have anything they need you to bring. Chances are, they have something in mind that will go well with the food or drinks they are serving or that other guests are already bringing. Spinach and artichoke dip is great and all, but no party needs three separate servings. Or does it…?

If the host doesn’t have any suggestions, you can never go wrong with bringing a simple dessert. One of our favorites? Red velvet cake pops. Check out a simple recipe here

Pro-tip: Never show up empty handed. A bottle of wine or champagne is typically a safe bet, just be sure not to cheap out with $5 wine. Go for the $15-$20 range and you’re set. Or, if your host is more of a beer or spirits lover, that’ll do too.

Lastly, be sure you know who the general party attendees will be. If it’s an adults-only party, don’t bring your kids and unless the host is a pet fanatic, don’t bring your pets. However, if it’s an open invite, the more the merrier!

With these tips, you’ll be set to go about holiday party hopping like a pro. Best of luck and have a very happy holiday from The Langston!

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