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December 8, 2021

Must-Have Holiday Party Essentials at the ReStore

By Asia Bartholomew

Are you hosting a holiday party this year? There is more to a soiree than a Christmas tree, mistletoe, and holiday playlist to create an unforgettable ambience. To make sure you don’t miss any small details,
we’ve collected a list of party essentials that you can pick up here at the Charlotte Region ReStore.
These pieces will surely add some character to your Yuletide extravaganza!

bar cart

Build a Bar Cart for Jingle Booze!


  1. Start with a rolling cart, shelf or side table;
  2. Add fancy glasses for your jolly Cocktails or Mocktails,
  3. Don’t forget an ice bucket because a cooler is so…. summer. Why not keep your drinks chilled with some flare?
  4. Be sure to pick up ice tongs, shakers, strainers and stirrers in the ReStore housewares department!
Ice Bucket and Glasses

Be the Host/Hostess with the Most/Mostess!

  1. Purchase vintage serving trays & utensils for all the hors d’oeuvres and charcuterie madness.
  2. Include a vase of festive flowers and also serves as table centerpiece – our home decor department is chock-full!
  3. An easily accessible coat rack for your guests to hang their coats and it will keep them in the designated party area only. Pro-tip: look for these in the ReStore near the shelving or home improvement section.
  4. Table and chairs for extra seating, of which the ReStores have plenty!


coat rack
chair and table

Whether you’re hosting holiday cocktails, a get-together or a Christmas cookie exchange, these are some party essentials you shouldn’t forget! There’s no need to sacrifice quality to be sustainable – hardware, appliances, and many other products at ReStore come brand new from local businesses and global corporations that have overstock and support our mission.

Shop for sustainable furniture, appliances, and decor at the Habitat Charlotte Region ReStore! Check out other fun DIYs and  learn how you can donate, and volunteer. Don’t forget to sign-up for the ReStore Rundown, your inside scoop on new items, upcycles and more! Happy Holidays!

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