Let’s face it, hosting a dinner party can be stressful. From planning the menu and buying the ingredients, to managing the needs of a large group and keeping them entertained, it’s easy to overlook the basic supplies that make it all run smoothly – like chic cocktail glasses for your signature drink or a stylish serving tray for your Canadian Prairie Pot Roast.
How many times have you looked for your cheese board only to find that it wasn’t fit to be seen, much less eaten from? What about the time you were looking for disposable cutlery only to find a couple of broken plastic forks? That’s why we’ve put together a list of must-have kitchen tools that will make party-planning easy, and help you concentrate on what matters most – spoiling your guests!
You probably think that you’ve got plenty of knives and forks to cater for your next dinner party. After all, if they’re good enough for family dinners and Thanksgiving, they should be good enough for a party, right? Well, not quite. A dinner party is a different beast. Most people’s cutlery drawers are full of mismatched fork and spoon sets, and while this might be fine for informal meals, it’s not going to cut it for a dinner party. To really impress your guests, you’re going to need some snazzy silverware. One way of making a statement is by using a stainless steel Black Cutlery Set. It can work with any tableware, and unlike traditional silverware, it’ll remain tarnish- and corrosion-free, so you’ll be using it for years to come.
Just like your utensils, you need to have a plate set that will wow guests at the table. We recommend buying a few sets to cater to different occasions, seasons, and moods. But if you get just one set, you can’t go past the Japanese Ceramic Serving Plate. It comes in six different patterns that are inspired by Japanese textiles. Orchid provides a simple, monochromatic palette that will complement any décor, while Maple brings warmer splashes of browns and soft blues. Alternatively, you can mix a few designs together – guests will love the element of surprise! If you’re hosting a buffet-style dinner, these plates also make great serving dishes. Just make sure you buy enough to cater to large groups.
There’s nothing like a stylish set of wine glasses to really set the mood for a party. Make sure you’ve got more than you need. Wine glasses often slip off tables or break in the dishwasher, so have extras on the bench. Don’t be tempted to use a different glass if you run out. It’s hard to savor a fruity Pinot in a tumbler! If the occasion is festive, you might want to buy some Glass Ball Champagne Glasses. Guests will love the colored bases and generous size – and they’ll add visual interest to your table or bar.
We know you’re serious about entertaining, which means your kitchen cabinets are probably full of pots, pans, bowls, and a myriad of other tools that’ll help you cook up a storm. However, there are appliances that can significantly speed up your preparation and cooking times, not just for family meals, but also for parties. If you want to whip, mix, and knead without lugging out three appliances, a Stainless Steel Mixer will do the trick. Whether you’re making a cheesecake, whipping cream, or kneading bread rolls, all you have to do is change the hook, clean the bowl, and you’re ready to go. You won’t believe how quickly your meals come together with this nifty appliance – and it’ll save you space on the benchtop, too. You’ll spend less time in the kitchen and more time entertaining your guests.
If you’re looking for another special treat and want to spend as little time as possible making it, consider this convenient ice cream machine!
With careful planning and the right kitchen supplies, hosting a dinner party can be easy. Even if extra guests show up, or someone breaks your champagne glasses, you won’t be caught short. Instead of fretting over that extra mouth to feed or trying to prevent breakages, you’ll have plenty of premium supplies to make up for the shortfall.
If there’s something you need to take your party to the next level (or prepare for the unexpected), check out our Unique Restaurant Supplies shop. With an ever-expanding catalog, you’ll always find new deals and products to pique your interest. If you need personalized service or support, contact our friendly staff and they’ll be more than happy to help. Happy hosting!