It’s that time of year when the events are piling up, and frankly, I love it (admittedly even more so because I’m going to them and not stressing about hosting my own). However, if you are hosting a holiday gathering or New Year’s bash, here are some handy decorating ideas and cocktail recipes to give your shindig some extra spark.

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Bar carts (and matching cocktails) that wow.

An easy DIY for a gorgeous oh-so-Christmas table setting.

Holiday drinks that dazzle—and all the gear you need to make and serve them.

5 clever variations on eggnog.

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