Every year around this time I like to upgrade one piece in my entertaining arsenal. With all of the holiday parties coming up, it's a great time to take stock of what you as a hostess have, need, or simply need to upgrade.
Here are our top five, most important serveware helpers, from appliances to furniture, and even something for a little over-the-top fun:
A wine rack is a must, but a wine rack with built in glass holders and casters? That's a bonus. Thankfully the Wine Cart with Stemware Rack has a slim profile and is inexpensive, a great choice for rolling from kitchen to dining room to living room, depending on where you want the guests to flock!
A carafe is an advanced piece of serveware that proves a good hostess knows what she is doing. The idea of a carafe is to keep coffee hot, of course, but it also provides a vessel for offering decaffeinated coffee right next to the pick-me-up kind, a must if you want to keep all guests comfortable.
A Serving Tray can be used for breakfast in bed, to deliver food to the table, or a quick and easy bar spot on your buffet or kitchen counter. Find one that matches your personal style, anything from a modern version like this Non-Slip Serving Tray to an antique you pick up at the flea market works!
A plate of cheese selections has become a mainstay of the home appetizer table. Guests will appreciate this Large Glass Cheese Dome with Plate which effortlessly keeps flies at bay while still displaying beautiful cheesy options.
In the mood for something a bit more fun? The Nostalgia Electrics 3-Tier Stainless Steel Chocolate Fondue Fountain is perfect for any occasion, from bridal showers to Christmas Eve, birthday parties and more!
Check back with us tomorrow for more Holiday Party Fun tips!