There’s nothing like a good meal to bring everyone together and lift people’s moods. Whether you show your love through cooking and want to impress or are simply preparing for a celebration, dinner parties are always a good idea. Hosting a dinner party is a big responsibility. Not only does the food have to be top notch, but creating the right atmosphere is also incredibly important. Your table should be beautifully laid so that dinner guests can soak in theirsurroundings and get the most out of the dining experience.Here’s what you can include on your dinner table.
How to put together an impressive table spread
Add personality with a table linen:Table linen is a great way to set the theme of the night while protecting your table underneath. If you’re searching for linen you can use for plenty of different events, then you can’t go wrong with a white table cloth.For a summer-themed party, choose sunny pastels or opt for a fun pattern, while winter calls for reds, greens, silvers and golds.
Protect the linen with placemats:As well as helping to keep your linen clean, placemats can elevate the look of your dinner table. Matching sets with both plate and cup mats are an easy way to keep things coherent, and your guests are bound to love it!
Don't forget napkins and napkin holders:Kids and adults alike can make use of napkins. They always come in handy, particularly when you’re serving up picky bits that your guests will tuck into using their hands. Reusable cloth napkins are great for the environment, and you can keep things tidy by storing them in a stylish napkin holder.
Indulge in divine dinner sets:If the placemats are the opening act of the meal, think of the dinnerware as the star of the show. Even the untidiest of dishes can look like a meal worthy of a celebrity chef with the right plates and bowls, so investing in some stunning matching sets is a great place to start. If you’re hosting for little ones, there are still plenty of plastic and shatterproof options that will look great on your dinner table.
Make a toast with gorgeous glassware:Glassware sets come in handy for when you’re hosting for a lot of people and can help add a touch of sophistication to your dinner party. There are plenty of options available depending on what everyone is drinking, from gin glasses and flute glasses to tumbler and wine. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, there are plenty of fun personalised glasses to choose from, too.
Complement the dinnerware with beautiful cutlery:Whether you opt for classic cutlery in silver or gold or choose a set with a chic pattern, the most important thing is that your cutlery nicely complements the rest of your table setting. If you really want to impress in a formal dining setting, pick up a set which contains every sized piece of cutlery available, from salad knives to dessert spoons.
Serve up a spread in special serveware:Sometimes, plates and bowls aren’t enough to do the dish justice. Instead, why not show off your freshly baked goods or impress guests with a cheeseboard presented on our special serveware? Choose from sleek and smart wood serving platters to luxury glass cake stands and have some fun laying out your dishes in a creative way.
Create an eyecatching centrepiece:Dress up your dining table with a spectacular centrepiece designed to grab your guests’ attention. Artificial flowers and plants are the perfect low-maintenance option and look pretty on your table no matter what the season. Choose classic shades like green and white, or opt for a fun pop of colour with pinks, purples and sunny yellows. Add a couple of scented candles to create a warm ambiance and your table setting is complete!
Now your dining table is all set up and ready to go, you might want to think about other areas ofyour home. Why not browse through our selection of home fragrances to give your guests theright impression from the minute they step through the door?
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