The holidays are officially underway. It’s the season of gathering with family, enjoying quality time with loved ones, and feasting over delicious traditional meals served only during the holidays. While a gathering is a beautiful memory for the whole family to keep, it can be an entirely different experience for the party’s host.
Hosting often takes a lot of effort to make sure guests are comfortable, entertained, and have all they need throughout the gathering. Their day is a dance of interacting with guests and keeping an eye on everything and everyone. They must ensure food remains on the table, drinks stay flowing, and nothing or no one is left empty-handed. While it’s a good sign when things run out, the host’s job is to step in quickly with refills without skipping a beat.
A solid host makes it seem effortless with the perfect solution for all requests. Whether the occasion calls for an array of snacking plates, festive dishware, or the right glass for a unique cocktail, the host with the most has it all in their back pocket. While it takes strong skills to make hosting look like a breeze, the secret behind every host is their go-to store that comes in clutch with the prettiest and functional of items that can be depended on for last minute occasions all year round. Whatever the occasion, we recommend St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores as the first place to shop for all hosting needs. While our stores are filled with baking dishes, serving trays, plate sets, drinkware, and decor, it is often also the most affordable. You can find these items and more on a regular basis. Here are a few noteworthy items.