Original Illustration by Haobin Ye
Hosting a Christmas Eve party can be stressful—while you may have planned your menu and table décor weeks in advance, there are always last-minute errands as you realize you forgot to buy taper candles or that you ran out of lemons. Cue a mad rush to the store, braving the crowd of procrastinators to buy everything from cocktail picks to gift tags and flavored pistachios. Meanwhile, your hair is not getting styled and your pie is burning in the oven.
Instead of braving the pre-holiday crowds this year, save yourself some time and have everything delivered to your door in under an hour with Amazon Prime. It'll leave you more time to perfect your eyeliner and clear off the counter. To help you anticipate your every need, we rounded up 17 easy-to-forget dinner party essentials that you'll definitely need. Did you oversee any of these holiday must-haves? Add them to your Amazon cart now.
Never get stuck with warm champagne. Chill it in a sleek hammered copper bucket.
Give your powder room the five-star treatment with this luxe hand wash your guests will love.
Not enough coasters? No problem. Pick up this cheeky set of 40 cocktail napkins and 24 paper coasters from Kate Spade New York.
Ever been stuck with a dozen candles to light and no matches? Not anymore.
Pick up last-minute nibbles like this Manchego cheese with Amazon Prime Fresh.
The smallest things are also the easiest to forget. Add these to your cart now.
Bought all your cheese but forgot a cheese board? Don't panic. This Tina Frey board is ultra chic and sells on Amazon.
Wrap your last-minute gifts in this chic boxwood paper from Caspari.
And wrap them in a great big bow with this luxe velvet ribbon.
Don't get stuck in the 11th hour without candles for your candleholders.
Between baking and gift wrapping, cotton twine is indispensable to any great holiday party.
Don't get confused with which gift goes to who—tag them with these pretty red-and-white ornaments.
Keep your guests well hydrated in style with this 12-pack of San Pellegrino.
Kalamata olives is always a crowd favorite. Stock up.
Save yourself a trip to the grocery store and stock up on last-minute fresh essentials like lemons and limes.
Make your cocktails extra festive with red-and-white striped straws.
Don't let your guests go hungry when they walk in. Tide them over with bowls of delectable flavored pistachios.
What will you be adding to your Amazon Prime cart this Holiday?