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3 Ways To Decorate If You're Hosting A Holiday Night-In

By Theresa Upko

We have maybe a month to celebrate the holidays before being coaxed into taking down decorations by well-meaning friends. (I mean, who doesn’t love tinsel and string lights all year-round?) As the carols ring and the smell of cinnamon and nutmeg waft through your home, it’s time to get in the holiday groove and bust out the goods for your best holiday gathering yet.

If you're lucky to have an apartment big enough to host your nearest and dearest, I'd strongly suggest you do so! As the winters get colder and longer, there's something magical about having the company of friends and family to bring holiday warmth and coziness into your home. Here are a few ideas to get you in the mood for holiday hosting and spread the love and cheer this holiday — especially if you're spending it at home.

Game Night

Roll up your sleeves and whip up some small bites! Time to muster up the courage for some friendly competition with a few of these game night classics. Show your best moves with this chic update on a classic chess set or maybe even relive your childhood with some old school Tic-Tac-Toe. And don’t forget to wow your guests with an expertly-curated spread on an elegant cheese board.

Holiday Get-Together

Why go to a bar when you can flex your holiday hosting skills with a fun night with friends at home? Mix up some holiday classics or new school drinks with this swanky bar set. Toast to the joys of season with classic cocktail glasses and fill your home with tunes via a throwback-inspired record player.

Movie Night

Who says you can't have luxury at home? Cozy up to family or host a bestie movie night-in under some of the coziest faux fur you've ever felt. Pop in your favorite movie, pop some popcorn, and let the cutest diffuser ever fill the air with nostalgically festive scents.

Photo: Will Styer; Art Director: Molly Kugelmann; Prop Stylist: Jojo Li; Senior Editor: Jenna Wexler.