We’re making holiday planning easy! Here’s a handy holiday checklist to make sure you’re all set to eat, drink + be merry with your friends + family, all with a little help from the #mywestelm gallery.

1.  Get your house ready.


Got guests coming to stay? Make sure you’ve got their room ready + looking cozy.

2. Stock up your bar. 

Ultimate holiday checklist

Eat, drink + be merry are the official rules for holiday season. A well-stocked bar cart is a sure fire way to keep your guests on track for doing just that. Click here if you need some cocktail inspiration?

3. Ingredients roll call.

Ultimate holiday checklist | west elm

You’ve got your menu planned out but have you got everything you need to pull it together? Go through your menu + check your fridge is well-stocked to avoid that last minute dash to the grocery store.

4. Lay the table. 

ultimate holiday checklist | west elm

Pull your table together the day before your celebrations. Have you decided how you’re decorating it? Use things that are readily available – winter leaves make for a great (and FREE) place setting decoration and gourds + pumpkins are great for centerpieces.

5. Prep the kitchen. 

Ultimate holiday checklist | west elm

Get those kitchen counters clear + put all your serving dishes to one side so they’re easy to grab!

6. Drink’n’clink.

Ultimate holiday checklist | west elm

Once your friends + family are around you, make sure you kick back + relax. A frantic host makes for unsettled guests!


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Elise Johansen

December 1, 2014

I love that bedding-so cozy!

Jessica Moore

December 2, 2014

Love this- can’t wait ’till I have my own home to hosts guests in. I’m entering the Sweetest Occasion/24 Merry Days Giveaway, and I’d use the giftcard to stock up on guest linens, serving platters, and barware for my first holiday as hostess!


December 3, 2014

LOVE those glasses. I’d buy those with the $400 gift card from 24 Merry Days

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