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There are a few must-haves when it comes to hosting: a relaxing playlist, a versatile menu, a good bottle of wine, and — my favorite part — ample candlelight. There’s just something about that soft glow that seamlessly sets the mood for an epic event — not to mention dinner by candlelight is a great way to hide the fact that you didn’t have time to clean up the living room before company showed up.

Traditionally, most tablescapes are decked out with tapered candles or pillar candles, and while both of those options are stunning, there’s a new kid on the block that I’m pretty excited about: twisty candles.

Basically, they’re exactly like they sound — candle forms that take the traditional taper candle shape and, well, give it a twist for a fresh shape that’s subtle, yet eye-catching. They’re a great way to add one more layer of personality to your party tablescape or enliven your console table or open shelving with an added bit of personality. The best part? They’re everywhere these days (trend alert!), so you should have no problem finding a color or shape that suits your style. (They’re a great candle gift, too!) Check out some of our favorites below.