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Inviting friends over for dinner for the first time can be both exciting and daunting—you dream of hosting a memorable evening, but maybe you only have a single wine glass on hand. Suddenly your tendency to use paper towels for napkins and pour water from the tap just doesn't seem formal enough for company. But don't worry, with just a few basics on hand hosting friends for dinner will become an easy evening spent enjoying good food and great company. Here are our top picks for effortlessly hosting dinner parties like a pro.
Houzz has everything you need to feel like you're out at the bar without actually having to leave the comfort of your own home. These bar essentials will make your home the most fun space for all your family and friends to gather—or the best spot to unwind alone at the end of a long day.
Hosting a New Year's Eve party can come with a lot of pressure. One last hurrah for the year's end must be epic and set the bar for 2018. Instead of fussing over a frou-frou menu or sticking to a picky theme, take the bare minimum—like glasses, serving bowls, and even napkins—and glam them up. The following entertainment essentials, revved up in silver, gold, and sparkles, make a lasting impression without overdoing it.
Whether you're hosting a casual "Friendsgiving", a formal dinner party, or something in between, it's important to enter the holiday season with an open mind. Embrace imperfection and remember to find mindful moments throughout each day for a truly meaningful holiday. Refined table settings, statement furniture, and a well-stocked bar will do the heavy lifting for you in the style department, so you can focus on serving a most delicious feast to enjoy with friends and family.
Before inviting your friends over for the big game, make sure you have festive serveware to kick off your watch party. Featuring an inflatable snack stadium and a game-day party supplies kit (among other festive finds), we've rounded up everything you'll need to be the hostess with the mostess on Super Bowl Sunday.
The holidays are the perfect time to bring family and friends together, but for those of us who do all the cooking and organizing, it can also be easy to feel overwhelmed. Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner or a casual holiday party with friends, having a few dining room essentials on hand will make it so much easier—and more fun! Stock up now on our top 10 picks for effortless holiday hosting, and you'll be ready to revel in this busy yet joyous season.