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Millennial hostess guide: the items that will make you the Monica of the group

Millennial hostess guide: the items that will make you the Monica of the group

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Millennial hostess guide: the items that will make you the Monica of the group

In order to secure the role of the hostess among your group of friends, you'll need a few covetable home essentials that will keep them coming back again and again. 

We all have our roles within our group of friends. Maybe you're the one who offers the most level-headed advice or the one who seems to know the answers to the most random health and beauty questions. Or, maybe you're the one who provides the rest of the group with lots of laughs, thanks to your amazing (read: horrifying) dating stories. But, chances are, if you're reading this Style at Home story, you're the one who likes to be the hostess. 

You want your crew to gather at your place, you take pleasure in everyone complimenting your entertaining skills, you like trying new app recipes and serving aperitifs, and, if we're being frank, you kind of like to be in control of things—but that's great! Every group needs a Monica to keep the gang happy, organized and together.

And so, to ensure your besties gravitate towards your place day after day instead of, say, Chandler's, there are a few cool items that you can use to lure in your millennial besties. From 1920s-inspired cocktail glasses to OMG-where-did-you-get-that serveware, flip through the slideshow for a roundup of entertaining essentials that will make your home a spot the crew will want need to frequent.

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Millennial hostess guide: the items that will make you the Monica of the group

Pretty serveware

Bags of potato chips just won't impress anyone anymore (yes, even if you grab Kettle chips). For an easy and always crowd-pleasing option, go for a , and serve your assortment on this stunning board from Anthro.

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Millennial hostess guide: the items that will make you the Monica of the group

Cocktail equipment

Of course, you can grab a few bottles of rosé and everyone will be elated, but if you want to go the extra mile, invest in bar tools so you can mix up some fun cocktails.

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Millennial hostess guide: the items that will make you the Monica of the group

Good tunes

Whether you favour Kanye or the La La Land album, take the time to find a good soundtrack for your fete. Enhance the mood by opting for a vinyl, instead of your iHome speakers.

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Millennial hostess guide: the items that will make you the Monica of the group

Comfortable setting

Create a -ready atmosphere with cozy pillows and throws that'll make seating more inviting.

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Millennial hostess guide: the items that will make you the Monica of the group

A nice-smelling environment

Another essential? A scented candle. Choose one with notes in your signature scent. For example, if you lean towards floral perfumes, opt for a candle that boasts rose notes to add a personal touch to your space.

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Millennial hostess guide: the items that will make you the Monica of the group

Good cocktail recipes

If you're planning on making cocktails, be prepared. Find one or two simple recipes you know your friends will love and test them before serving.

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Millennial hostess guide: the items that will make you the Monica of the group

Elderflower

Not sure what cocktails to make? Find a recipe for one that calls for elderflower—it'll be sure to please.

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Millennial hostess guide: the items that will make you the Monica of the group

Booze

There are a few things you can't, under any circumstance, run out of. They are as follows: ice, food and booze. Get a few bottles, and then stock up on backups.

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Millennial hostess guide: the items that will make you the Monica of the group

Swanky glassware

Currently trending in the glassware department? Coup glasses. All the glam girls opt for them—think Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's, or Terry McKay in An Affair to Remember

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Millennial hostess guide: the items that will make you the Monica of the group

Cool coasters

Whether your table even needs coasters or not, they can be a decorative accent to add to your space. These gold-rimmed ones from The Cross Design will offer an elegant edge.

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Millennial hostess guide: the items that will make you the Monica of the group

Bowls (no chip bags on the table)

If you choose to skip the apps and go the snack route, opt for Kettle chips (they sell them at Whole Foods so obvi they aren't as bad as the others) or Chicago mix popcorn, and serve them in pretty bowls like these babies.

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Millennial hostess guide: the items that will make you the Monica of the group

Napkins (so they don't stain your lovely abode)

Don't even think about handing out sheets of paper towels to your guests. Grab some pretty napkins like these rosegold-dotted ones.

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Millennial hostess guide: the items that will make you the Monica of the group

A framed picture of the girls

Frame a pic of you and your besties and have it casually on display in your home—it'll make them feel special and you'll be sure to win the best hostess award.

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