The Ultimate List of Kitchenware Essentials for Hosting Parties
There’s nothing more enjoyable than hosting a dinner party. Sharing good food and drink with friends and family can lighten your mood and help relieve stress. Research shows that enjoying close social ties with loved ones can promote happiness and improve your overall life satisfaction in the long run.
Whether you’re planning your birthday dinner or an intimate catchup with friends, having the right kitchen tools for entertaining is a must. From charcuterie boards to knife sets and condiment serveware, here’s our list of essential kitchenware for the perfect party.
One of the first things to do when planning a party is to decide on a menu and then check whether your kitchen is well-equipped. Here’s a basic list of dinner-party tools for your kitchen:
- Skillet, saucepan, and large pot
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Knife set with
- Cutting board
The right utensils will depend on the type of dishes being served. A basic set of flatware will include the following:
- Salad fork
- Drink spoon
- Dinner fork
- Dessert spoon
- Butter knife
Rose gold and traditional gold flatware add glamour to your meals while silver utensils paired with fine china adds a classic theme to the table. For more informal settings, pewter and stainless steel are ideal options.
Your dinnerware is a critical part of your party as it enhances your meals and sets the mood of the whole event.
Dinnerware comes in different materials, from bone china and porcelain to melamine and earthenware. Finer materials such as china and porcelain are ideal for stylish parties and formal gatherings while melamine and earthenware are great as casual dinnerware sets.
Dinnerware sets often include the following:
- Dinner plate
- Dessert plate
- Bread and butter plate
- Soup bowl or plate
- Salad bowl
- Appetizer plate
Dinnerware sets can be patterned, banded, or hand painted. Have fun choosing colors and patterns that express your personality and complement your home décor.
Another idea is to select white dinnerware that is ideal for both formal and relaxed gatherings. Then you can dress it up with accessories like linens, napkins, and placements depending on the type of party you’re hosting.
When selecting serving dishes, make sure they complement your dinnerware to create a unified aesthetic for your table.
Serveware must-haves include:
- Cheese and charcuterie boards
- Water pitcher or carafe
- Cake or pedestal stand
- Square, oval, and rectangular platters
- Chip and dip servers
- Divided condiment tray or dip tray
- Salad bowl
Likewise, your serving utensils should match your flatware. Essential utensils include:
- Slotted spoons
- Meat fork
- Salad tongs
- Cake and pie server
- Spreader and cheese slicers
The overall look of your table can be diminished by plain, old glassware. Make sure to choose glasses that are not only attractive, but also appropriate for the beverages you’ll be serving.
There are many different types of glasses for wine, liqueurs, and spirits. For wine, it’s wise to purchase an all-purpose stemware set. Tumbler glasses are ideal for a small cocktail or a drink on-the-rocks while taller highball glasses are designed for mixers and larger cocktails.
For beer, you can get a bar-style pint glass, a classic tankard glass with a handle, or a continental glass.
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