New Year’s Eve Fashion

If there’s ever a right time to rock sequins or pull on a shimmery dress, New Year’s Eve is it. However, there’s a fine line between sparkly chic and glitter factory explosion. To avoid the latter, stick to sequined neutrals—black, gold, and silver. If that feels overwhelming, try a pair of leather leggings with some shiny accessories, or maybe a bold skirt with a simple top. If your style is more minimal, add some flair to your fingernails with a sparkle polish. Let’s celebrate.

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Happy New Year from the ASE team! Follow us on Twitter @ASargentEvents.

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Holiday Cookies

Our post about holiday cookies was supposed to be two things: short and sweet.

Hundreds of cookies later, we realized that compiling a few of our favorites wasn’t going to cut it; there’s too many! Instead, we came up with four categories—Creative Cutouts, Chocolate Treats, Christmas Classics and Gluten-Free—and sifted through tons of blogs and magazines to bring you the sweetest of the sweet. Happy baking!

Creative Cutouts

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1. Glorious Treats—2.3. Better Homes and Gardens—4. Klickitat Street

Chocolate Treats

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1.2. Better Homes and Gardens—3. Bake at 350

Christmas Classics

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1. A Baker’s House—2. Cully’s Kitchen—3. The Kitchen Magpie

Gluten-Free

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1.2.3. Gluten-Free On A Shoestring

Holiday Cocktails

With one week left until Christmas, we’re making our food shopping list and checking it twice. No holiday party menu is complete without cocktails (or mocktails!), so here are some tasty drink recipes to serve at your seasonal soiree. Go ahead, test one out while finishing your gift-wrapping—you deserve a treat, too.

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Which holiday cocktail is your favorite? Are you a fan of fancy drinks, or do you tend to stick to the eggnog? Tell us on Twitter @ASargentEvents.

Christmas Decor for the Home

With only 12 days left until Christmas, the countdown is on. We’re busier than elves at Santa’s Workshop, and we’ve been working hard to decorate our homes to welcome friends and family. This year, we love the idea of sticking with a theme and incorporating elegant pieces around the entire house. Think winter wonderland, poinsettias or greenery. Skip the store-bought snowman toilet covers and check out some of our understated favorites instead.

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Gifts For Him and Her

Half the stress fun of the holiday season is picking out gifts for everyone on your list. We’ve done our research (and shopping!) and have concluded that there are two main types of gifts:

1: Something they need, in a style they want.
2: A thoughtful and fun gift tailored to their personality.

Here’s a selection of some of our favorite ideas for him and her. Happy gift-giving!

Gifts For Himrobehatsweater. tablet case. scarfbacon soap. gloves. beer kit. shaving set. cufflinks. shot glasses.

Gifts For Her

Tell us—what’s on your gift list, or even on your own wish list?

Holiday Hostess Gifts

‘Tis the season for tons of holiday parties, and arriving up empty-handed is not an option. Sure, you can show up with wine—but so will everyone else, leaving your host with five bottles they will probably end up re-gifting.

Instead, present your gracious host with a small token of appreciation— a little goes a long way! Think everyday household items (stemware, soap, napkins) with a personal touch, like a monogram. Or take the DIY route and make a gift out of a classic recipe-in-a-jar. Here are some of our favorite ideas that guarantee you’ll be invited back again.

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