Entertaining Must Haves
Now that the weather is warming up, it is time to get ready for summer entertaining! This means getting into storage and pulling out my extra linens, drink dispensers, vases, and cocktail making supplies. I love this time of year when family and friends gather to enjoy good food and each other’s company.
In order to set your perfect tablescape, indoor or outdoor, you must first have your basics. Then, over time this can be built upon and mixed and matched for different functions you have over the years. For me, my collection has been built between birthday parties, holidays, baby showers, and bridal showers. The memories that are created around the delicious food and simple table settings mean the world to me!
My Must Have Kitchen Staples
Cheese Knives + Board Set: Every party should have an excellent display of gourmet cheeses
Kitchen Aid Artisan Mixer: A work horse in the kitchen and the Heritage Edition is DIVINE
Produce Baskets: Whether you prefer free standing or hanging, it brings life to your kitchen
Knife Set: Quality knives will help make food prep a breeze
Apron: You can never have enough and they also make excellent hostess gifts
Spoon Holder: Have a few of these on hand for times when multiple dishes are going at once
My Must Have Entertaining Staples:
Bud Vases: A simple and quick way to add beauty to your tablescape
Drink Dispenser: I have a few to provide options for my guests and always one with water
Drink Dispenser Stand: A key component and not always included with all drink dispensers
Placemats: Makes for easy clean up and great for island or outdoor eating
Cloth Napkins: A cost effective and elegant touch
Tablecloth: For times you have to hide an ugly table or want to dress it up
These shopping lists I have created above will help give you a foot in the right direction!
Happy Entertaining from My Little Lake House!