鈥楾is the season to entertain, cook, and wow *all* your聽guests. Follow聽our RSVP series through聽November and December for tips, tricks, and inspiration. Happy holiday party season, all!聽

December is here, so let鈥檚 deck the halls, living room, and everything in between to get you ready for your holiday celebrations. If you鈥檝e been following our series, you know聽my tips on聽holiday hosting essentials to elevate your party, and now it鈥檚 time to make your festivity the most memorable for your guests. Party favors are the perfect opportunity to聽infuse your personal touch and make a lasting impression. Scroll down for my聽advice on聽mastering party favors all your guests will be obsessing over well into the new year.

1. Pamper your guests.聽This Peppermint Bark Sugar Scrub聽from Lush has聽simple ingredients (sugar, coconut oil, peppermint essential oils, red coloring) and is just the thing to show your聽friends a little TLC this holiday season. Place the scrub in mason jars and group them together by the door for a beautiful favor display.

2. Make their taste buds jump for joy.聽Every year I make my famous Christmas crunch聽and serve it in a to-go 鈥淪anta Cup鈥 (a red Dixie cup聽with a black felt belt with a gold buckle around it). If you don鈥檛 have time to make your own, pick up this delish South Bend Christmas Crunch聽from World Market. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this fun, festive聽treat.

3. Give the gift of scent.聽Who doesn鈥檛 love the smell of Christmas?! Give a stovetop simmer gift bag so your guests can create the ultimate cozy wonderland in their own homes.聽Add your own twist or stick to the classic ingredients (cranberry, cinnamon, mandarin, pine, etc.), or check out this World Market Sugared Berry Potpourri聽for all the Christmas feels.

4. Add a personal touch.聽Make your party guests feel extra special with a Monogram Coffee Mug to enjoy their hot cocoa or tea in. They鈥檒l be sure to love, and most importantly, *use* your favor!

5. Get cozy by the fire. Wintertime calls for sitting on the couch with your family and聽cuddling up next to the fire. This year, give a fire starter like a painted pine cone decorated with a gold bow. No time to craft? That鈥檚 okay!聽Tie a ribbon around this聽Nordstrom Faux Fur Throw聽for a favor聽your nearest and dearest will cozy up with all season long.

6.聽When in doubt, bake something! One of our favorite Christmas traditions is baking homemade sugar cookies and decorating them. Send your friends home with a recipe card of your favorite Christmas cookie, a mason jar of the dry ingredients, and a cookie cutter. You can鈥檛 go wrong with sweets!

7.聽Make their holiday merry AND bright. Everyone loves a holiday scented candle.聽Whether you choose peppermint, pine, or cinnamon, try picking a unique scent for each guest. Add a festive bow and you have a quick gift all will enjoy. We鈥檙e loving the NEST Holiday Classic Candle this year.

8. Get them mistletoe-ready. Between mistletoe and New Year鈥檚 Eve, kissable lips are a must for the colder holiday season. Send your gal pals home with lip balm. My sisters and I are obsessed with this聽EOS Peppermint Cream,聽and it makes a sweet little take-home.

For more聽entertaining advice and home decor聽inspiration,聽head to my blog Pink Peonies聽or check out the latest on Instagram聽@RachParcell.

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