Holiday Party Necessities

Hosting or invited to a holiday party this season? Here are some ideas of what to bring, wear, and serve at the celebration.


HyVee doesn’t just offer typical grocery items, they also have prepared holiday meals and different trays of food that would be great for a party! Along with the holiday meals, they have pre-made catering trays of shrimp and seafood, charcuterie boards, fruit and veggies, sandwiches and subs, hors d’oeuvres, salads, sides, and much more.

Meat and Cheese Trays are a staple at Midwestern holidays and get togethers. Grab one from local stores so you don’t show up empty handed to the party.

Beverages and Host Gifts

Looking for something to give the party host as a thank you? Try purchasing a bottle of wine or liquor from local businesses in the area.

Infinity Wines has a wide range of handcrafted wine made in Eau Claire that would make a great gift.

Badger Liquor offers many featured products, such as wine, vodka, whiskey, bourbon and more.

The Local Store has become THE stop for authentic local shopping. Discover everything The Local Store & Volume One Gallery has to offer — from apparel, art, books, music, foodstuff, home goods, gift baskets, and many other sundry notable items.

Party Attire

Show up in a stylish outfit to turn some heads. There are numerous stores in the area where you’ll be able to find something you love!

Savers is your place to make thrift what you want it to be. You can turn secondhand goods into first-rate fashion and design. Savers has a variety of clothing, home goods and furniture items.

Midwest Home Supply is bringing department store merchandise to you at prices like you have never seen before. They offer a wide range of clothing, holiday and seasonal items, home goods, toys and games, house decor, tools, small and large appliances, outdoor gear, area rugs, and more.

Goodwill focuses on promoting sustainable and creative reusing. You can find clothing, home goods, decor, kitchen tools, electronics, and much more.

Hope Gospel Mission Bargain Center recycles over a million pounds of clothing, books, cardboard, metal and other items annually. Items are added daily to the store’s shelves and racks, which makes each shopping trip to the Bargain Center an adventure. Shoppers not only get a great deal, but profits from the stores are used to help provide life-changing programs to the homeless, hungry, poor, and addicted seeking a fresh start and a new beginning.

Plato’s Closet buys and sells gently used clothes, shoes, handbags, and accessories for guys and girls in their teens and twenties. 

Seven Suns Vintage has well-curated vintage items you won’t find elsewhere. No shortage of cool stuff here!

Cherry Picker is a resale store and boutique located in the Oakwood Mall in Eau Claire and a location in Chippewa Falls.

The King’s Closet is a FREE clothing store located in downtown Eau Claire, WI. 

If you’re looking for something brand new but still at a decent price check out these stores.

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