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Throwing a holiday party—be it cocktails on Christmas Eve or a New Year’s bash of Gatsby-esque proportions—isn’t all popping bottles of bubbly and receiving host gifts. From fine-tuning your guest list to creating a menu that caters to a myriad of dietary restrictions, hosting is a rather tough task. Even once you finalize the party basics, you may want to focus on those small touches that will make your get-together gorgeous and guest-friendly in equal measure. Simply put, the very best hosts are the ones who have thought of everything—and didn’t sacrifice a dollop of design integrity in the process.

To help home in on your hosting muscle–and throw the best party ever—four professional event planners are sharing their go-to essentials. From chic serveware to well-appointed aprons, one thing’s for certain: These picks are the key to your most stylish soirée yet.

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