Emily is a twenty-something living in San Francisco. She loves champagne, chicken fingers, fresh blooms and fashion.

7 Entertaining Must-Haves You Haven't Thought Of

7 Entertaining Must-Haves You Haven't Thought Of

When I was growing up, my mom made our house a home. I must have inherited that gene, because I love entertaining and making our apartment nice for visitors. Here are some pieces I always have on hand in case someone pops in for a drink after work or is coming over for dinner:

1. Fancy cheese knives. I picked these ones up at Anthropologie and every time I pull them out, someone compliments them. Be prepared for snacking!

1. Fancy cheese knives. I picked these ones up at Anthropologie and every time I pull them out, someone compliments them. Be prepared for snacking!

2. A yummy candle (that's not too overpowering). When I light a candle, it instantly sets the mood for a good meal and a cocktail.

2. A yummy candle (that's not too overpowering). When I light a candle, it instantly sets the mood for a good meal and a cocktail.

3. Little candies or snacks throughout the house. I try to pick some goodies up at Miette or Sugarfina before people come over and place them in candy dishes around our apartment. I always think of ways I can have things strategically placed around so that I don't have to offer it -- it's just there for you when you want it.

3. Little candies or snacks throughout the house. I try to pick some goodies up at Miette or Sugarfina before people come over and place them in candy dishes around our apartment. I always think of ways I can have things strategically placed around so that I don't have to offer it -- it's just there for you when you want it.

4. Sparkling water. We have a Soda Stream and we have a constant stock of flavored La Croix in the fridge -- it's so much better than regular water! 

4. Sparkling water. We have a Soda Stream and we have a constant stock of flavored La Croix in the fridge -- it's so much better than regular water! 

5. Good wine and spirits -- have options. I like to have local options, too, for out of town visitors. I try to have a mixture, too -- one white, one red, a bottle of champs in the fridge, and at least vodka, gin and whiskey. Plus, don't forget the mixers! Typically I head to BevMo before a lot of people come over and just stock up.

5. Good wine and spirits -- have options. I like to have local options, too, for out of town visitors. I try to have a mixture, too -- one white, one red, a bottle of champs in the fridge, and at least vodka, gin and whiskey. Plus, don't forget the mixers! Typically I head to BevMo before a lot of people come over and just stock up.

6. This is a recent favorite, but my Fujifilm instant camera has come in handy lately. I try to snap pics with everyone who comes into town, and we have a giant pile of memories sitting on our coffee table in a Glassybaby. It's so fun to flip back through them from time to time and remember all of the visitors we've had!

6. This is a recent favorite, but my Fujifilm instant camera has come in handy lately. I try to snap pics with everyone who comes into town, and we have a giant pile of memories sitting on our coffee table in a Glassybaby. It's so fun to flip back through them from time to time and remember all of the visitors we've had!

7. Good music. Josh and I definitely invest in having good music at all times. We have a record player and a Jambox, plus Apple Music so we can play anything. It's always fun to have some great tunes on to get people excited to be over!

7. Good music. Josh and I definitely invest in having good music at all times. We have a record player and a Jambox, plus Apple Music so we can play anything. It's always fun to have some great tunes on to get people excited to be over!

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