My Favorite Things Giveaway for the Hostess and Entertainer

I am thrilled to join 29 creative bloggers for the 5th annual Favorite Things Giveaway. Not only do we get to gift 30 people amazing prizes, but we also hope to give you ideas for your holiday shopping! Scroll below to see all the prizes, and hop to each site to enter their giveaway for a chance to win! Here are MY favorite things, perfect for the hostess and entertainer, that I’m giving away to one lucky winner:

Now, here is a sneak peek of what my fellow bloggers are loving right now. Each blogger will be selecting a lucky winner to win their favorite things, so make sure you HOP to each of their sites to enter to win the giveaway on each site. Yes, that’s 30 in all, but you’ve got a week to do it…plenty of time! While you are there, we challenge you to click around to see what they have to share, you may just love them as much as we do!

Favorite Things Giveaway 2017

Now, here is the HOP! Click on the links below to enter each of the prizes. Somedays within the first few hours, the direct link can get broken, if that happens, click on the home page of that site to find the post or go back shortly. Giveaway ends Thursday, November 9th at midnight, so make sure you enter each of the 30 prizes.

1: Fun-Squared

2: Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

3: All Things Thrifty

4: Pretty Providence

5: Over the Big Moon

6: Your Homebased Mom

7: Lil Luna

8: I Heart Naptime

9: Bombshell Bling

10: C.R.A.F.T.

11: Cupcake Diaries

12: Smashed Peas and Carrots

13: A Girl and A Glue Gun

14: Yellow Bliss Road

15: Honeybear Lane

16: Landeelu

17: Becky Higgins

18: Lolly Jane

19: Giggles Galore

20: My Name is Snickerdoodle

21: Girl Loves Glam

22: The Crafting Chicks

23: A Pumpkin and a Princess

24: The Pinning Mama

25: The Idea Room

26: R We There Yet Mom?

27: Tatertots and Jello

28: Super Healthy Kids

29: Eighteen25

30: Somewhat Simple

Now, time to enter to win MY favorite things giveaway for the hostess and entertainer!  This gift basket is full of my favorite things for entertaining and valued over $200!

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Just in case you don’t win, or want to gift something for a friend, here is where I got everything in my gift:

  • Wood & Marble Cheese Board ($24.99) – I love setting out simple appetizers guest can nosh on while mingling, and a cheese board is a classic party staple.
  • Gold Waver Server Set ($24.99) – This glam server set is perfect for every occasion from holiday feasts to intimate dinner parties.
  • Gold Cocktail Shaker ($16.99) – A one-of-a-kind cocktail is a great way to kick off a party with a statement about its tone and purpose, this gold cocktail shaker is perfect for your signature party cocktails. 
  • Gold Polka Dot Stemless Wine Glasses (set of 2, $6.99 each) -These confetti sprinkles wine glasses make celebrating any occasion a festive affair.
  • Turquoise Buffet Napkins ($9.99) – These cloth napkins from World Market are my favorite, they come in all kinds of colors and add a touch of sophistication to any occasion.
  • Natural Soy Tobacco Flower & Rosewood Candle ($14.99) – Lighting a candle is one of the easiest (and least-expensive) ways to add ambience to your party, this one has a subtle sweet and smoky aroma that will make your house smell great.
  • Chalkboard Clips ($4.99) – I use these for everything from place cards to food labels.
  • Heidi Swapp Lightbox ($39.99) – Light up the night with this fun message board.  I like to use mine as a photo booth prop, menu board, or party decor. 
  • Create 365 Happy Planner + Accessories ($31.99) – Every good hostess needs a place to keep track of dates and details.  I love my Create 365 Happy Planner and simply can’t function without it, especially when it comes to keeping up with our busy holiday entertaining schedule. 
  • Lindt Lindor Chocolate Truffles ($11.70) – Put a handful of these chocolates out in a candy dish for guest to savor…or take a moment before the guest arrive to unwrap and unwind with this sweet treat!

Favorite Things Giveaway

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. My favorite thing for entertaining is a good wine glass, preferably filled!

  2. I like a nice serving platter for entertaining.

  3. Candles and a wooden tray!

  4. I love having fun wine charms!

  5. Lisa Stover says:

    In the winter time my favorite thing to have at my home while entertaining is Gluhwein. It is mulled red wine and it is amazing. The warmth and spices are perfect for the holidays. I prefer to make it homemade but there are some pre-made bottled versions that you can buy at World Market.

  6. Dee Johnson says:

    A great set of wine glasses. It’s not a party without a little wine.

  7. Great giveaway. What is Lightbox!! Guess I need to get educated. LOL

  8. fun prizes! thanks for the opportunity!

  9. For entertaining a chip and dip platter is a MUST.

  10. I love nice serving pieces, especially bowls and dinnerware when I entertain! Awesome giveaway!!

  11. I love to decorate and use fun serveware. My six year old loves it when I get festive!

  12. Paper Plates! I hate doing all the dishes.

  13. I have a variety of serving platters/boards/tiers I strategically place throughout my gathering spacess so my guests have to move around (and mingle) in order to sample my various h’ordeuvres.

  14. Rachel Stuart says:

    Yummy food! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Tracy Larsen says:

    Would love to win the serving pieces

  16. I love to have nice serving platers and a beautiful table cloth

  17. For entertaining I like to put on music – usually “Jukebox Oldies” and light a ton of candles!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  18. Andrea Williams says:

    I love interesting serving pieces!

  19. I love those turquoise napkins!!!

  20. Kasey McCourtney says:

    A large tub of drinks, my three pot slow cooker, and lots of napkins!

  21. I agree, nice serving dishes and glasses. You have some wonderful things here. thank you!

  22. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I have a thing for cute cheeseboard/cheese knife sets! And I love having the right serving pieces for whatever I’m serving. On a colorful, fun table, things don’t even have to “match”…just “flow” 😀

  23. I love serving platters and wine holders.

  24. Candles, nice cloth napkins and cheese tags are my favorite.

  25. My favorite things for entertaining are platters and napkins and paper plates.

  26. Missy Roe says:

    Awesome stuff! Where do you find those chalkboard clips?

  27. christina purvis says:

    I think chocolate treats are a must for entertaining!

  28. I love a unique cheese board and interesting serving pieces.

  29. Plastic cups and paper plates!

  30. Rachael Canfield says:

    My favorite things to entertain nice plastic ware, candles, decorations, lots of fun treats.

  31. I love humorous cocktail napkins

  32. I love beautiful serving platters,festive centerpieces, and little chalkboard signs for telling what each dish is and/or for a name at each place setting

  33. Can’t entertain without an electric wine opener!

  34. colleenmarie says:

    I Love looking for fun new things for entertaining at IKEA

  35. Denise E. says:

    Well, I simply cannot live without my Mixmaster…and my slow cooker. I do most of my Holiday cooking and baking using those two.

  36. I like pretty wine glasses for my company

  37. Barb Glasier says:

    special dishes

  38. I love my Magnolia wooden serving platter

  39. Bailey Davis says:

    Nice white dishes and trays

  40. Costco flowers for cheap centerpieces.

  41. I love having festive table centerpieces and timeless dinnerware and serving dishes!

  42. Love this!

  43. I love some good plates and ‘cups’ for entertaining!

  44. I love having a nice cheese board for entertaining!

  45. Anything that helps provide good eats n drinks! Haha

  46. Linda Nelson says:

    Good drinks and good olives and cheese!

  47. Would love this!

  48. Sharlene Piscitelli says:

    I like decorative serving pieces, napkins, and table decor.

  49. I always serve chocolate!

  50. Emma Duval says:

    I love having outdoor fairylights on with candles when we have friends over.

  51. Dana Cargill says:

    I love the serving platter and the chocolate is fabulous!

  52. Shelley E says:

    I love a festive table with a pretty centerpiece and candles glowing.

  53. Emily Adams says:

    I like some nice serving dishes

  54. Any kind of serving platters.

  55. Nancy Loring says:

    I have a set of napkin holders that were my greatgrandmothe’rs and I only use them on special occasions.

  56. Anna-Marie says:

    I love centerpieces!

  57. I love having music and always having a really great table arrangement

  58. I love gatherings of small bowls for nuts and small appetizers

  59. Nanci Wilson says:

    I love to use my beautiful crystal when entertaining or even for just everyday company! Thank you for the opportunity to win these goodies! 🙂

  60. I like to whip out my grannies ol serving platters for lil appetizers.

  61. My favorites are appetizer platters that are also conversation pieces like ones we have purchased on our vacation travels.

  62. trays and platters – wood, marble….

  63. Kathy Davis says:

    I always like to have nice cloth napkins.

  64. The decorations and cake pedestals

  65. Anita Carol Gambrell says:

    I love beautiful decorations, candles and nice setting pieces!

  66. Giant, hand thrown serving bowls. Beautiful and no refills required.

  67. I love serving platters, cheese boards, and stemless wine glasses!

  68. I love to host others with pretty candles, some jazz music and great desserts!

  69. beautiful wine glasses, nice candles, unique serving pieces

  70. Melissa Storms says:

    I like fun shaped ice cubes, just a fun little touch.

  71. Mary Payton says:

    I love serving platters and pretty napkin rings.

  72. I love my Fiesta dishes. They’re bright and I love to use them for a variety of occasions!

  73. Michelle J. says:

    I love Scentsy or candles!

  74. Love your gifts! I love using cake stands to help elevate food and decor.

  75. Nicole Lancaster says:

    My favorite things for entertaining are nice serving trays, wine, ambient music and fancy paper decorations.

  76. Susan Broughton says:

    Fun serving platters and decor

  77. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    I like to make napkin rings, wine glass rings, pretty centerpieces, and, of course, delicious food. Thanks for your wonderful give away.

  78. I like syrups for drinks! Fun touch but easy for me!

  79. I always like a fun centerpiece, but I also like great music!

  80. Funky bowls, plates, and platters.

  81. Carly Williams says:

    I love to have fresh flowers in the house when I am entertaining!

  82. For entertaining, I love my little cheese board and knife set.

  83. I love the candles!

  84. It’s all about the dishes!

  85. I love to use brightly colored stone wear and a bar cart!

  86. I like to use scented candles a big punch bowl.

  87. I love wine markers, cocktail napkins, fairy lights! (oh, a bar cart too)

  88. Definitely fun serving dishes!

  89. Cuttest entertaining package ever!!! Since I’m the one always having the holiday parties this is a great reminder of what I need to still get

  90. Laura Kate says:

    A cheese tray!

  91. I love decorating our chalkboard wall with a welcoming saying or drawing related to the reason for gathering.

  92. I think candles are lovely and relaxing. I also really like fun plate and glassware.


  93. Katie Curtis says:

    Awesome giveaway! Good luck all ☺

  94. I love great bowls when I entertain – bright and colorful ones

  95. We don’t entertain much. When we do it is usually family but our grill is necessary.

  96. I’m just happy if I can have a clean and tidy house…lol:)

  97. Cute dishes!

  98. Cute serving dishes

  99. I like to wear a crisp apron and to have background music!

  100. savannah hadden says:

    Candles and nice drink ware!

  101. I love fun wine glasses for entertaining!

  102. I’m hopeless about entertaining! I guess cloth napkins are my favorite thing, but I could really use some help.

  103. Flower arrangements and candle centerpieces!

  104. Pistachio pudding cake for dessert it always goes over well…

  105. Trulie Cottman says:

    Candles and serving dishes!

  106. Michelle C says:

    Nice serving platters and table linens are important to me!

  107. Chelle Chapman says:

    I LOVE to make Chicken Mole, Margaritas & usually put out my Grandmas china!!!!

  108. I like nice serving platters.

  109. Sarah Coleman says:

    I love my fiestaware!!!

  110. Lissa Crane says:

    My favorites are the lac napkins my grandmother gave to me when I got married!

  111. Jeanne Coulombe says:

    My favorite things for entertaining are great smelling candles great wine glasses and cheese and fruit platters and cheese knifes.

  112. For entertaining, I really love my Fiestaware dishes and serving pieces. They are super sturdy/strong and they come in such awesome color choices. Plus, they are solid colors, so I can coordinate them with colorful linens and decorations.

  113. I’m horrible about entertaining in a fancy way. I’m usually doing well to have a nice tablecloth on the table. Someday I would like to have a set of matching cloth napkins too. I really love candles too, but I don’t have any cool candlesticks. They’re also on my wish list!

  114. Nice serving platters and flowers.

  115. Christy Spurlock says:

    Beautiful platters with colorful napkins/place mats.

  116. Cute decorations are a must when decorating

  117. I love having candles around the house (to mask the animal smells mostly) and pillows for lounging around on the couch!

  118. Hi, my favorite things for entertaining is a great drink and great food. I love trying out new recipes with family.

  119. Love this give away!!

  120. Cheryl Foley says:

    Colorful fun serving pieces are my favorites.

  121. Moriya Olsen says:

    I love my mini spatulas from Pampered Chef

  122. Beautiful decorations to set the mood!

  123. We entertain a lot and I can use everything in this gift!

  124. Nice white dishes – they can go with any theme, decor, or holiday.

  125. My favorite things for entertaining are games and yummy food!

  126. I love to bake for entertaining and these cause things would be a fabulous addition!

  127. Sarah Cool says:

    I love fancy glasses and cute chip and dip bowls

  128. Pamela Lopour says:

    I don’t host much but I’ve had that Heidi Swapp lightbox on my wishlist for a while! I think it would be an adorable addition to any holiday decorating theme.

  129. Giving favors to my guests is my favorite thing about hosting people at our house.

  130. We don’t do a lot of entertaining except during the summer (everyone loves a pool), so some of my favorite things are strings of lights by the pool, containers to wrangle all the plastic silverware, and real fruit popsicles for the kids (outside only!). Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  131. I love to create new cocktail recipes when I entertain!

  132. Jessica W. says:

    Cute and festive wine glasses are the best!

  133. Definitely music and candles/Scentsy to set the mood!!!!

  134. White dishes!

  135. I think a nice cheese board and stemware is a must. That alone is enough for a small party!

  136. I love having cute paper straws coordinating with the party theme!

  137. I always use Candles…. even in the summer

  138. Rebecca b says:

    I love my instant pot. I can plan something last minute and still make something yummy and easy.

  139. I love dishes and linens!!

  140. Kim Pincombe-Cole says:

    The Lightbox and the Soy Candle are my fave items in your giveaway set.
    Such. A. Great. Giveaway.

  141. A beautiful table setting.

  142. Jen McDonald says:

    I love having fun decorations and good food is always a must when entertaining.

  143. Gwendolyn Jordan says:

    Lots of candles

  144. Allyson Tice says:

    My favorite things for entertaining are good food, wine and of course friends!

  145. i’m pretty simple when it comes to entertaining (mostly because i just moved into my first home so my must have items are lots and lots of food and drinks, music, and good friends and family.

  146. Kimberlee says:

    My favorite things for entertaining are bamboo platters 🙂

  147. We have lots of outdoor BBQ’s during the summer and I love my utensil caddy.

  148. Serving platters. Especially cake plates for height!

  149. Kathy LeBlanc says:

    I love a variety of pottery serving bowls for entertaining

  150. Jessica H says:

    Fun games and nice glassware.

  151. trish smith says:

    I have been ogling the create365 planners for what seems like forever. I would love to win your giveaway!

  152. trish smith says:

    My favorite thing for entertaining is huge collection of depression glass. All the pretty candy colors!

  153. Theresa Box says:

    Favorite thing for entertaining is good background music, a fresh clean house, and a home cooked meal with those I love.

  154. Flowers and good music

  155. Dawn Jones says:

    I love nice placemats.

  156. Tammy Woodall says:

    I like to have to a pretty setting to serve snacks as well as have pretty glasses to serve drinks in.

  157. Deborah W. says:

    I love candles and good wine.

  158. Plastic ware and paper plates!! More fun not to have to clean up later!

  159. Katie Bellamy says:

    Gotta have good food & drinks for entertaining!

  160. Tracy Scharf says:

    Great food

  161. Food! Yummy food is always the first priority!

  162. Hi! I would love to enter your giveaway, but I don’t have instagram (and don’t want another social media outlet). Is there another way to unlock the other entries?

  163. Lots of delicious appetizers

  164. Simone Thompson says:

    I love pretty beverage glasses and a variety of colors of glass serving platters and bowls.

  165. What a fabulous giveaway!! Perfect with the upcoming holidays!!

  166. How adorable is EVERYTHING in this box oh my !!!! Lightbox, 365 planners & wine & dine stuff !! So much amazing things !!!!

  167. I love a pretty pitcher to easily refill water or Sangria!

  168. Noelle Merzlock says:

    Nice platters are a must for me!

  169. My favorite thing for entertaining is sparkly, beautiful wine/champagne glasses and fresh flowers are a must.

  170. I love entertaining my friends! My favorite is having a variety of nice decorative dishes/platters to serve my food. Great give away! Thank you!

  171. I love ALL of your favorite things!

  172. My favorite things for entertaining are fun cocktail napkins, a cheese board, good wine and a fun game.

  173. terri baker says:

    Vintage serving pieces!

  174. Susan Christy says:

    Pretty napkins, good food, fresh flowers and delicious drinks.

  175. Awesome giveaway! My favorite thing for entertaining is cake stands.

  176. My mugs are my favorite for entertaining.

  177. elizabeth miller says:

    My favorite thing for entertaining are snack platters such as vegetables or fruit, dips, and candles.

  178. My favorite things are my friends and good music.

  179. I use my chip and dip platter all the time- and I love tiered servers for fruits and veggies 🙂

  180. Ice bucket and decorations and cheese trays and wine.

  181. When I entertain I like nice large serving platters, themed place settings and a beautiful tablecloths

  182. Jenny Scheldberg says:

    Sparkling wine and a dessert are my must haves.

  183. My favorite things for entertaining are just simply yummy homemade food, smiles, laughs, and good times together.

  184. Everything is so pretty, but those truffles sure speak to me. 😀

  185. My favorite thing for entertaining is cute disposable dishes and cups.

  186. Caroline B says:

    Nice dishes and candles!

  187. Shannon Elmore says:

    Lots & lots of apps!

  188. For entertaining, I like using tiered cupcake platters to hold cakes.

  189. My favorite things to have when entertaining are the flameless candles on a timer, string lights on the deck also on a timer, and a portable fire pit in the summer.

  190. Michelle Trainor Masters says:

    Serving platters

  191. My favorite thing for entertaining is a good music playlist.

  192. Candles! They always set the mood.

  193. Kimmy Ripley says:

    I need to have a lot of fun bright colors and shiny balloons… tons of balloons because they bring happiness and joy to the room.

  194. My favorite things for entertaining are some family heirloom Christmas dishes

  195. Good serving platters and I love echo for entertaining. She keeps music playing low.

  196. Red wine – especially Cabernet Sauvignon

  197. Fun serving platters and great glasses!

  198. My favorite things for entertaining are platters and dishes for serving food.

  199. danell palmer says:

    My favorite things are a good wine glass and some candles. (:

  200. My fav thing for entertaining is the big farmhouse style table I got from Ikea! It fits everyone around the table quite nicely. And looks cool with mismatched chairs.

  201. I love to have a theme….always a theme. 🙂

  202. Leah MacKenzie says:

    Fun & festive place cards!

  203. Tabathia B says:

    Music, sometimes that can be a great conversation starter

  204. I especially like the food to be good! But serving it on something nice is a plus. 🙂

  205. Darlene Owen says:

    My favorite thing for entertaining is a pretty serving bowl.

  206. Snacks and wine. 😉

  207. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    Candles for sure! I like to have mini ones in the bathrooms.

  208. I love plenty of fun snacks and good games

  209. I love the fun, seasonal, quirky cocktail napkins 😉

  210. Laura Andry says:

    One of my favorite things for entertaining is my portable bluetooth speaker, this way we have music wherever we go. It sets the mood.

  211. Lindsey Tanberg says:

    Serving up some yummy munchies and,like you mentioned candles really help set that ambiance to put guests at ease.Thank you for this gracious giveaway!

  212. My newest favorite thing is Wilton’s 3-tier stacked server. I’ve done a fruit tower (the bottom base removes so it can be like a bowl, cupcakes, a dessert tower, etc. And mini-cupcake liners….can’t live without those for entertaining a crowd! I also love my little chalkboard labels on clips.

  213. Cynthia R says:

    My favorite things for entertaining is a nice serving platter full of yummy food.

  214. Breanna Pollard says:


  215. Lisa Martin says:

    nice smelling candles and fun games

  216. Meagan Tang says:

    Any treats ! Chocolate preferably!

  217. My kitchen table is my favorite entertaining item. I can set anything on it, gather up our closest friends or even strangers, and get to really know ppl around a hot pot of coffee.

  218. Pretty trays and serveware!

  219. A beautiful wood cheese serving platter!

  220. My favorite thing for entertaining is great food.

  221. Melissa Morse says:

    Serving dishes. You can never have too many!

  222. What great products!

  223. I love white/neutral serving dishes. And also paper plates, so I can spend more time with my guests instead of cleaning up.

  224. Festive Plates!

  225. white serving platters – you can mix and match perfectly and makes the food always look awesome!

  226. amanda whitley says:

    i like the glass jars with pour spouts and mason jars for entertaining

  227. Joy Voland says:

    This has to be the best giveaway yet! I love the light box and planner, as well as the martini shaker.

  228. I love to serve fun drinks!

  229. Stephanie Y. says:

    My favorite things for entertaining are great serving pieces for appetizers, dips, desserts etc. Thank you for the giveaway!!

  230. Mary Gardner says:

    Good wine, nice wine glass charms, cheese board, and some great wine glasses.

  231. Wine and something cute to put it in!!

  232. My favorite thing for entertaining is a beer flight set for tastings

  233. Sarah Oswald says:

    My favorite things for entertaining are plastic ritzy yet cheap bowls to put stuff in. I BUY them in the dollar tree and they look like I spent more.

  234. I love bar utensils (shakers, glasses, stirrers, fun straws, little bowls for cherries, etc) and cozy throws!

  235. Love your style!

  236. Lainie Henry says:

    This is such a great idea! Thank you!

  237. Lainie Henry says:

    This is so exciting! Thank you for doing this!!

  238. Cheyenne Banks says:

    Would love to win!

  239. My favorite things for entertaining are crafting and photography!

  240. Love the prizes

  241. Amanda Sarrazin-Gould says:

    My favorite thing for entertaining: it has to be a cute signature cocktail served in a stemless wine glass.

  242. a good white platter

  243. When I have people over for dinner I like to use my fine china, I didn’t use it for years and thought why do I just leave it sitting in the cabinet?!

  244. Tracy Pastorak says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  245. I love serving cheese balls with the cute little plates mini theme spreaders.

  246. Sierra Ritchie says:

    I love entertaining with good candles, music, and preferably filled wine and whiskey glasses!

  247. My favorite things for entertaining are fancy paper products. Napkins, plates, etc.

  248. Great give away!

  249. My favorite item for entertaining is a serving platter that I inherited from my Grandmother.

  250. Good food and good music! Also love to have themed tablecloths.

  251. I love setting the mood with the perfect scented candle and light music.

  252. Nicole Bell says:

    For entertaining I like using the pitcher and drinking glasses we got in Mexico.

  253. Angela Karren says:

    Love using slate placemats to arrange charcuterie.. tiered trays, and pretty linens make everything beautiful!

  254. Charcuterie boards always!

  255. Erin Johnson says:

    Serving platters

  256. My favorite things for entertaining are fancy paper plates, napkins and cups.

  257. So many cute thing

  258. Jacqueline says:

    My favorite things for entertaining is just some good food, and cute plates!

  259. Tricia Reeder says:

    I like easy paper plates and cups!

  260. Krystal Wolf says:

    candles and platters

  261. Cheese tray or brie dip! I found a Pampered Chef preserve that I purchase during their holiday sale and it’s always a fave at parties when I bake it with brie.

  262. Zolaida Guzman says:

    Love the contest. I get to check out everyone’s pages


  264. My favorite thing for entertaining is a good food to share

  265. My favorite things for entertaining are tiered serving pieces and pretty pitchers for beverages

  266. Kayla Klontz says:

    Games, decor, and a great bottle of wine!

  267. Jennie Richards says:

    LOVE your Favorite Things

  268. Nickole Heim says:

    I love centerpieces!

  269. Kayla Mathison says:

    I love finding cute napkins to use when entertaining

  270. Hilary Shirley says:

    I love cake platters and cute garlands.

  271. Tracie Cooper says:

    I love my cheese board and bar set!

  272. Good food! Can’t go wrong when there is good food on the table!

  273. We have a rectangular white porcelain platter from Crate and Barrel that seems to go with every season and there is always something to serve on it.

  274. Audrey Stewart says:

    Candles and a candy bar.

  275. Mine would be having a pretty platter and pretty cqndles and napkins with small cute lil plates

  276. Chelsea Hasrouni says:

    My favorites things to entertain are my best of the best glassware- when I entertain, I like to being our the fancy stuff- the glassware, the dinner plates, the best booze and specialty cocktails …. for those I’m entertaining I want it to be a luxurious experience they will remember and compare every party they go to from then on to mine. I do my best to leave my guests feeling like they received top of the line everything in my home.

  277. Nice gift ideas for friends that are hosting.

  278. I do a lot of kids entertaining — so my beverage dispenser is one of my favorite things ever!

  279. Good food and my scentsy warmer!

  280. Lacey Belnap says:

    My favorite things for entertaining are fun colorful paper products!

  281. Lillet Acosta says:

    My favorite things for entertaining are my dessert plate i made from my old plates and buying those dollar stands from target!

  282. Ivonne Walters says:

    My faves for entertaining are wine and cheese and good friends.

  283. Honestly as long as there are snacks and drinks we aren’t super fancy. We love to make sure there are plenty of games though!

  284. Tisa Jackson says:

    I love glasses and stemware, I can never have enough, and I love to use ‘real’ plates and silverware, I know, I know!

  285. Dawn Motakef says:

    My favorite thing is displaying the food in an attractive way…I think it makes it taste better!

  286. I love fun glasses

  287. I love to entertain!!!! I’m so excited that I get to host my bunco group’s Christmas party this year!!!!!

  288. Fun games, good conversations and great food!

  289. sherry fowler says:

    margarita maker and my margarita glasses i serve them in

  290. Karen Propes says:

    I have to have serving platters to keep things moving when one gets empty, I just replace with a full tray and take that tray back to refill.

  291. michaela hoenigman says:

    Honestly, games! Its such a great icebreaker!

  292. Leah Thier says:

    My favorite thing for entertaining is fun and crazy party napkins. I’m addicted to to paper products.

  293. Such GREAT STUFF!!!

  294. Kristen Leong says:

    Love finding deals on serving dishes and glasses for guests to enjoy!

  295. My favorite thing for entertaining is to make chips and dip.

  296. My favorite things for entertaining are good food and beautiful serving platters! Music is also something that I always have playing as well. 🙂

  297. Sandy Ross says:

    I use my Longaberger baskets

  298. Melissa Mitchell says:

    I just love your favorites. Especially the Planner and Accessories. Planning is a must to stay focused and organized.

    Mariah, thank you for sharing your favorites as well as the opportunity to win them. I am glad that I came across your blog.

  299. My cake stands. I stack desserts and cookies on them.

  300. My favorite thing for entertaining is great music and a sound system!

  301. My favorite thing for entertaning is the food! Good recipes and good food go a long way!

  302. Good food and themed decor!

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