Wondering how to make entertaining easier? Start with the right tools for the job. You may think that special plates, silverware and table linens are extravagant, but we guarantee that the next time you set a table or host a cocktail party, you'll be glad you invested in quality stemware, glasses and other hosting essentials.
Use table linens to set the mood of a party. Kids' parties can use bright colors to complement those Frozen disposable plates or Batman balloons. Grown-up dinner and cocktail parties will immediately feel older when you use cloth napkins, table runners and table clothes that add your personal touch. Whether your style is sleek elegance or cozy and comfortable, table linens make any gathering more polished.
Find the right stemware for the right drink. Did you know that champagne flutes are designed to enhance the bubbly-ness of the bubbly? Red wine glasses have a shape that allow the full-bodied beverage to breathe and tumblers, highball and shot glasses all have their designated purposes, too. Even if you're serving non-alcoholic drinks, these special glasses will make guests feel a little more fancy and welcome.
If grandma's good china isn't your style, find your own set of beautiful dinnerware for special occasions. Or, if you don't want a whole set, find serving bowls, platters and pitchers for those big dinners that will make your meals stand out. Use holiday-themed cookie trays or jars to make some sweet memories every year. You'll smile every time you take these special pieces out of the cupboard.
For family gatherings or big rowdy parties with friends, the right entertaining pieces can help you feel like a great hostess.