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Handmade Hosting Gifts from PartySlate’s Julie Novack

‘Tis the season to gather. For memorable celebrations, we rely on the advice of Julie Novack, the founder of PartySlate. Julie has created a photo-rich platform that connects people who are planning large scale events with leading event professionals and venues across the country. With PartySlate, she’s gathered all of that information together in one space. Julie truly believes that inspired events inspire people! Who better to ask for creative gift suggestions? She helped us search our collection for hand-picked holiday ideas.

Multi-Purpose Meditation Stones

Whether you’re planning a party or wanting to make your favorite host feel truly special, the most valuable party pieces are the ones you can use again & again. These nature-formed meditation stones are hundreds of years old and can be used as centerpieces, serving platters and charcuterie boards.  For a holiday party, surround them with moss and tea lights to elevate your display and create a magical look.

Chic Vintage Serving Trays

There’s nothing as versatile as a tray to hold appetizers, drinks, desserts, condiments or utensils — and it’s easy to move, which is a must for parties! A classic wooden tray will never go unused.

Photo: Richard Shay

Bowls & Vessels: Small, Medium & Large

Who needs an ice bucket when you can use a blue and white vessel or an antique pickling pot instead? Bowls and vessels are endlessly useful. Small ones are perfect for snacks and condiments, while larger ones are great for chilling wine or serving cold drinks.

Trinkets & Charms

It’s always nice to receive something completely out of the blue. If you’re on a budget but you want to give your host something meaningful, a small antique charm says a lot. Give a good friend a votive carved from selenite to promote peace, give a chef an antique soup spoon, or tie a gift with a vintage tassel that doubles as decor.

Thanks, Julie! For hundreds more inspiring party ideas, visit PartySlate.

All images from Pagoda Red.

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