Welcome to the Thumbtack 2016 Guide to Holiday Party Trends, an exclusive look at what’s popular at parties this holiday season—from Halloween to Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and beyond.
Each year, Thumbtack gets more than 225,000 requests from consumers looking for the best holiday party planners, caterers, DJs, photographers, decorators, entertainers, and more.
With this unique insight into consumers’ plans, we know what to expect on the holiday party circuit this season, including the most popular drinks, the best playlists, the top makeup looks, and even the real cost of essential services.
We even look at which cities and states throw the most fabulous Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s parties—and Thumbtack pros share their best-kept secrets about where to splurge or save and how to delight guests.
Call it your one-stop guide to the biggest party trends of 2016.