Throw Your Holiday Party Hipster Style


By Kylie Ora Lobell

The holiday party you’ve been looking forward to hosting is approaching fast. However, you’ve been working more than 40 hours a week lately—and you have very little time to research the latest entertaining trends.

Here’s a guide on what you need to kick out your shindig hipster style, and how to dress like a hipster while you’re doing it:

Add Plaid, Just . . . Everywhere
You can’t wait for your party, but you’re worried about what you’ll wear. If you’re trying to figure out how to dress like a hipster, the first essential piece of clothing to purchase is a plaid shirt.

A search on Gilt will bring up multiple affordable options for men and women. Checkered red and black or white and black flannels are classic, but part of being a hipster is doing your own thing . A great plaid shirt pairs well with some beat-up canvas sneakers and skinny jeans: two other hipster style staples.

To match your shirt and decorate your table in hipster style, buy a Buffalo Checkered Tablecloth by St. Nicholas Square. It’ll protect your table and spruce up your space at the same time.

Accessorize with Mason Jars
Now that you know how to dress like a hipster, it’s time to embellish your home like one. You don’t want to spend a ton of money or go for generic decorations. Instead, you can pick up a few packs of Hearthmark Regular Mouth Canning Jars to use as centerpieces and throughout your place.

You can place electric candles inside of them, or even paint them different colors for some variety. They’ll look great and give a creative touch to your gathering. Plus, you can also use them to serve beer.

Definitely Stock Some Beer
Hipster favorites like local craft microbrews and Pabst Blue Ribbon are a must at your party. To really give the full indie, dive-bar effect, get this Beer Foamer from Neiman Marcus. Not only will it make bottled beer feel like it came straight from a tap, the foamer improves smell and taste by separating the pouring and foaming processes.

Find Rustic (i.e., Old-looking) Kitchen Decor
Hipsters are into handmade, natural-looking objects. Instead of serving your salad (which, of course, is made with organic veggies and kale that you got at your local farmer’s market) out of a plain glass or ceramic dish, go for this Acacia Wood Wave Bowl by Lipper International. This beautiful bowl is durable and large enough to hold a salad for everyone at your party. You can either pass out plates and let people serve themselves, or just pass the bowl around and enjoy a hipstertastic, truly communal dinner.

Improve the taste of your favorite craft or classic beer with the Beer Foamer from Neiman Marcus. Click here to scope it out!


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