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10 Super Chic Holiday Party Ideas You'll Wish You Thought Of First

Be prepared. It's party season. 🎉
11/20/2015 05:55pm ET
Almost Makes Perfect

Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means it's time to shift into holiday high gear. Whether you're playing host or simply showing up and lookin' pretty, dive into a DIY to celebrate the season of friends, family and, most importantly, food.

With the help of our favorite home bloggers, we've rounded up a few handmade projects sure to make you feel festive. From personalized place cards perfect for Thanksgiving day, to holiday decor that'll shine all winter long, there's something for every jolly occasion.

1
Evergreen & Cinnamon Stove Simmer
A Beautiful Mess
Who needs candles when you can DIY a stove simmer that's just as fragrant? A Beautiful Mess' evergreen and cinnamon concoction is a quick and simple way to make your house smell like the holidays before a gathering. Put the ingredients in a pot, add water, bring it to a low boil and you've got yourself a natural room diffuser of sorts.
2
Thankful Tags
Almost Makes Perfect
Looking to add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving table this year? Try these super simple "Thankful Tags" by Almost Makes Perfect.
3
Friendsgiving Cookies
I Spy DIY
Leave it up to I Spy DIYto come up with a way to make a non-traditional Thanksgiving sparkle. Surprise your guests with these cute and colorful cookies if you're planning or attending a Friendsgiving this year.
4
Mirrored Glass Party Favors
Paper & Stitch
Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner or brainstorming ideas for a holiday party, keep these mirrored glass party favors in you back pocket for a quick treat that'll wow your guests. They also make fabulous host and hostess gifts. Head over to Paper & Stitchfor the how-to.
5
Boxwood & Pinecone Gift Topper
Homey Oh My
Make gift wrapping fun this year and DIY these adorable boxwood and pinecone toppers. Follow the tutorial on Homey Oh My, and your presents will undoubtedly be the prettiest of the pack.
6
"Yum" Serving Platter
I Spy DIY
Let your cooking speak for itself -- literally. This "yum" serving platter is the chicest way to serve sweets this holiday season. Visit I Spy DIY for details.
7
Simple Triangular Wreath
Almost Makes Perfect
If you're a minimalist decorator, you'll love this no frills holiday wreath DIY from Almost Makes Perfect. The uncomplicated design makes this project perfect for weekend crafting.
8
Plexiglass Calligraphy Place Cards
Almost Makes Perfect
These place cards from Almost Makes Perfect are the perfect way to add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving table. Your guests will feel so special when they arrive.
9
Porcelain Holiday Tree Lights
A Beautiful Mess
If you're looking for a slightly more involved DIY project this weekend, try your hand at these porcelain tree lights by A Beautiful Mess. They make the most beautiful holiday decorations for your home.
10
Gilded Ombre Flutes
Francois et Moi
Spice up your champagne flutes with this glamorous gilded ombre design. Head over to Francois et Moi to learn how to get your glasses ready for many a holiday toast.
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