This coming weekend kicks off Washington’s busy holiday party season (sometimes tempting revelers with three or more parties in one night). If you’re planning on hosting friends this year, here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure party perfection. Follow these tips and you’ll have a blast at your own party!

COCKTAIL SHAKER: Keg Works // BOW TIE: Lanvin // PUNCH BOWL: Sadek Silver // CHAMPAGNE GLASS: William Yeoward