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We’re roughly one month from December, the annual can’t-eat-another-cookie, party-every-weekend month. No matter what holiday you celebrate, this is a month jam-packed with open houses, cocktail parties and cookie exchanges. Be ready for anything — even drop-by guests — with today’s Freebie Friday giveaway,  the SkateModerne Teal Logo Tray.

SkateModerne makes couture furniture and trays in any size or pattern, but the one we’re giving away is 12 3/4″ x 12 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ and made of teal faux shagreen. (It’s both chic and environmentally friendly.) Load it up with an ombre decander filled with your favorite spirits, cocktail glasses and a few bar snacks for an instant (and portable) party.  Or, use the tray as part of an of-the-moment teal-themed party.

SkateModerne Logo TrayTo be entered for a chance to win this chic tray, simply leave us a comment in the field below before 12/11c on Monday, October 31.

This week’s question: What’s your best holiday entertaining tip? Do you have a go-to cocktail? A theme party that people look forward to all year? A super-simple homemade favor? Tell us in the comments below.

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73 Responses

  1. jan t says:

    I like to have a friend or family member (maybe two depending on who, and how many are coming) in charge of welcoming people when they arrive, helping them with their coats, purses, food set up,and getting them settled in with a drink…even leading them to meet and mingle if necessary.

  2. Jrid says:

    I like to keep things casual. Appetizers instead of sit down meals, we actually end up using the dining room to hold people's coats and bags. If we're having a party I make sure to spread out snacks throughout tour entertaining areas to encourage movement.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Making sure all the little details are made with care and love. It's the little things that make for memorable holiday entertaining.

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