Throwing a good holiday party means more than putting out the right appetizers and instructing everyone to wear an ugly sweater. Any frat house can make red and green jello shots and throw up some Christmas lights. Throwing a real holiday party, one that will keep your friends drinking and have people wearing nicer attire than that 5 year old Ragstock sweater, takes some careful planning and decorating. Or… you just need to right home bar and the perfect cocktails to mix at it. Pour enough of these delicious concoctions down your friends throats and no one will even notice you forgot to put up lights and a tree. And that’s what we call a good holiday party. Here are our favorite home bar and cocktail pairings, with carts brought to us by HomeGoods and recipes courtesy of cocktail bar Milk and Honey’s own mixologist Christy Pope.