Goat cheese enchiladas. Lemon and garlic roast chicken. Delicious eggplant Parmigiana.
These are the types of elevated dishes your guests expect to be on your dinner table at an elegant dinner party. And we’re sure that you’re already way ahead of your guests there.
But here’s where some hosts fail when planning a dinner party:
They completely forget about the kitchen essentials. As a result, many of them end up scrambling to find suitable replacements.
Luckily, you don’t have to be like these hosts. You can plan a dinner party without stressing out about those essentials.
Why? Because we’ve already provided a list of four kitchen essentials your dinner party needs. Check out the list below.
1. Table Runners
You could have the loveliest dinner table in the world. But even the loveliest dinner table could benefit from a few table decorations.
And there’s no simpler, more effective table decoration than a table runner. They’re essential if you want to quickly add style to your table. Not only that, but a well-selected table runner can be a great theme-building tool to make your home more inviting to guests.
But that’s not all.
Table runners usually lessen the amount of work the host has to do after the party ends. Assuming, of course, that you’re not hosting the messiest guests in the UK.
What types of drinks are on the menu at your dinner party? Maybe you’re thinking of serving:
- Original Mai Tais
- Diamond Cocktails
- Martinis on the Rock
If so, you have the right idea. But you better have coasters to go underneath those fancy drinks.
Yes, coasters are a small detail, one that some guests won’t miss. Even so, every guest will likely notice them if you invest in them. And the presence of those coasters will make you look like you have an eye for the subtleties.
3. Serving Platters
Here’s the deal:
Serving platters look elegant. Especially if you organize appetizers or desserts on them in a visually appealing way.
That visual appeal, however, isn’t the only power of the platter.
Nice-sized platters just make life easier for hosts. They make carrying several servings of food out a breeze. Further still, they can also help hosts reduce the number of dishes they wash at the end of the day.
4. Proper Cutlery
Many of us don’t typically use the proper cutlery at meal time. We probably eat dinner with our salad forks and use our soup spoons to eat dessert.
But assuming that your guests do the same is a mistake. Especially since your guests might subscribe to different food etiquette rules.
As a result, you must invest in proper cutlery that suits the dishes you’ll be serving. You also have to organize this cutlery in the correct fashion.
And, yes, there is a correct way to organize cutlery. You can find out how to do so by conducting a quick internet search.
Don’t Skimp on These Kitchen Essentials
If you decide to go without any kitchen essentials for your dinner party, the essentials listed here are not the ones to skimp on. Trust us. They’re key to making any fancy dinner party amazing.
So if you feel like you need to stock up on any of these things, feel free to browse our selection of serveware and tableware. Our pieces are elegant and will have your dining room looking prim and proper.