Gift Guide: 10 Gifts that Make Dinner Parties So Much Better

Successful dinner parties are magical. The best ones bring friends together to enjoy each other, tasty food, and lively conversation. This type of accomplishment takes not a small amount of skill, but there are plenty of gifts out there to help make it easier.

Check out these 10 gift ideas for the habitual host or hostess you’re lucky to know.

1. To start things off right,

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Invitations go a long way in setting the tone for the party. Quality stationary lets people know what kind of vibes to expect, and makes it much more special than your average get together.

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2. To set the mood,

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Nothing’s better for setting the mood and energizing the night than an amazing playlist. Find a great one, ad-free, with a Spotify subscription.

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3. To set the table,

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Cloth napkins are a slept-on dinner party gem. They leave a great impression, and since they’re machine washable, they’re very easy to maintain.

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4. To keep it classy,

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Having a separate bar keeps the kitchen clear of foot traffic, and is a wonderful conversation piece. This bar closes into a vintage globe when not in use, and can be wheeled to wherever it fits best.

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5. To toast without holding back,

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Keep spirits high with these unbreakable wine glasses. Parties are always better when there’s no broken glass on the floor.

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6. To keep it simple,

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Multipurpose dishes really can never be underestimated. These baking dishes are perfect for cooking, pretty enough to put on the table, and come with lids to store the food. Anything to help the host(ess) get fewer dishes dirty is a wonderful boon.

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7. To warm the ambiance,

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If there’s ever a time to bust out festive lighting, a dinner party is the event for it. Grab colorful votive lights to match the theme and let their warm glow transform the night to a cozy soirée.

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8. To be stylishly prepared,

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I can’t tell you how many times a good, wide serving bowl has helped me out. They’re great for anything from chips to punch to salad. And it’s even better when they’re beautifully made.

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9. To shake things up,

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Statement salt and pepper shakers are prefect for dinner parties. If they’re going to be on the table anyway, they might as well be charming!

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10. To end on a high note,

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People throw dinner parties to cook, eat, and talk with their friends. Not to clean up. Help a host out by planning a cleaning service to come by the day after and take care of all those pesky dishes. One time appointments are surprisingly hassle free and affordable.

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