It's the holiday season, which means glamorous gifts, dazzling decorations, and, best of all, festive celebrations with the people you care about the most. Whether you're planning an impromptu get-together with friends or an all-out party, NEMA Boston's luxury apartments for rent are the ideal location for hosting during the holidays — or at any time of year.

Here’s how you can plan the ultimate happy hour right at home.

First, you'll need an invite list. Do you want to keep the gathering intimate, or would you like to have lots of people join you for some cheer and merriment? Either way, NEMA Boston has you covered. Each residence is thoughtfully designed — not just for everyday life, but for those special moments you want to share with others. Open layouts and jaw-dropping views provide a memorable setting for your party. For a larger group, take advantage of your sleek and modern chef's kitchen, where you can show off how effortlessly you whip up a meal and drinks for a crowd. But, of course, you can also hire a local chef to make things a little easier.

No matter where you decide to throw your happy hour fête, there's one thing that is a must: a bit of alcohol. Wine shops can be a little overwhelming to even the most experienced oenophile. Luckily, nearby Mayhew Wine Shop's knowledgeable staff and carefully curated shelves make shopping for libations easier. The wine experts who work here can guide you to the bottles that will be sure to make guests happy. And if you'd like to learn more about wine, Mayhew offers tastings to expand your understanding and appreciation of the beverage. You might just be able to teach your guests a thing or two.

Another terrific spot to keep your soirée more spirited is Fort Point Market. Stock up on world-class handcrafted beer and artisanal liquor that will make your happy hour a hit. Pro tip: For easy hosting, create a specialty cocktail and make a generous quantity in a pitcher. That way, you and your guests can focus on more important things than mixology — like nibbling on all of those tasty bites you provide!

After drinks, food is an essential aspect of any gathering. Head to Cardullo's. This gourmet shop makes feeding guests easy with their selection of premade deli sandwiches. Choose a wide variety so everyone has an option. You can never go wrong with a classic Cubano or an expertly sauced meatball sandwich!

Another place in the neighborhood that is ideal for picking up party provisions is Frank Anthony's. This well-stocked shop has everything you need to take your party to the next level. They can even cater your event with trays and platters of finger foods, like mini meatballs and arancini, as well as salads and hot wings. We recommend getting their assortment of cheese and crackers to pair with your perfectly chosen wine.

No matter what you serve or who you invite, you'll be thankful for all of the space and amenities that the Seaport Boston apartments of NEMA provide. Contact us to learn more!