Actress, Model and New Mom Molly Sims on Creating a Memorable Holiday Party While Looking Fabulous

image: LOFT; Anne Taylor Sequin Tuxedo Jacket $128

image: LOFT; LOFT Sequin Tuxedo Jacket $128

Model/Actress/Mom Molly Sims is a master of multitasking. Here are her tips on how to create a successful holiday party — and look great doing it.

What to Wear

What is my go-to holiday look? A great black sequin blazer! It adds the perfect holiday sparkle, and you can pair it with some leather pants, rolled up boyfriend jeans, a great tank top and boots or sexy stilettos. To pair it with something a little more formal, try a pencil skirt and wear it with a red lip. Keep jewelry to a minimum, maybe some great studs or bracelets, but don't overdo it. Your sequin blazer is your statement piece.

What to Serve

When deciding on a menu, keep it simple. Have one main dish like carved ham, and make the rest easy finger food appetizers and bite-size desserts. (Be sure to keep in mind vegetarians, vegans and any allergy-prone guests.)

What to Give

I love to give out holiday party gifts, especially gifts with a personal touch. I love to make on-the-go hot cocoa in a jar with marshmallows on top (just add water!), homemade apple butter, or holiday sugar cookies.

Set the Mood

Great lighting is often overlooked when planning a holiday party. I love candles because they create a cozy atmosphere, are relatively inexpensive and when scented it makes my house smell like the holidays.

If you got it, flaunt it! Bring out those fancy bowls and glass dishes that you keep saving for a special occasion.