The season of entertaining is upon us!
The holidays are right around the corner, and for most of us, that means one thing: lots of entertaining. So, what better time to bring you our ultimate guide for hosting?
Whether you are entertaining over the holidays, planning a dinner party, having a cozy night with friends, or even need some hostess gift inspiration, we’ve curated a list of must-have entertaining picks that we at WOT have purchased, used and loved for the perfect gathering.
Plus, these items also make great gift ideas! So let’s dive into the essentials that will elevate your hosting game…..
TABLEWARE AND DECOR — Setting the right ambiance is key to any successful gathering. We prefer a clean and simple look, but love mixing and matching metals, coloring and textures for a modern touch.
White Ceramic Vase — These vases look chic in any room and match almost any room aesthetic.
Matte Black Candle Holders — More pieces that look chic and can fit in with any decor style (these ones especially make a nice gift!)
Flatware Set 20 Piece, Stainless Steel With Titanium Gold Plated — Festive flatware to add a hint of gold to your table
Linen Dinner Napkins — Having beautiful linens on a table scape immidately elevate your table and what host or hostess can’t use more napkins?
DRINKWARE — Whether it’s a classic martini, glass of wine or a custom concoction, the right drink presentation can elevate the overall experience. Plus, you a red wine stain remover will be your best friend for the spills!
Green Drinking Glasses set of 6 — These add some gorgeous color to your table and they have a cool vintage vibe to them. Although not expensive, they have a really nice weight to them!
Luxe Martini Glasses Set of 4 — You will NOT regret getting these glasses. They look so chic, make a lovely gift and will elevate your cocktail hour. Just be warned, the stem on these glasses is delicate so take care when cleaning (and always hand wash).
Red Wine Decanter with Aerator — This decanter is essential for any bar and a great gift for a wine lover. Added bonus? It’s not too expensive because if you are like us, you tend to break these!
Red Wine Stain Remover for Clothes — Something every host should always have on hand! This red wine stain remover spray also makes for a nice gift.
Classic Oval Ice Bucket — Every host should have one of these in the cupboard…. For larger gatherings, this ice bucket can hold 5 bottles and keep your bevergaes nice and cold.
SERVEWARE — Your serveware should blend with your style and be practical and aesthetically pleasing. The right serveware not only enhances the dining experience but also adds a layer of elegance to your table. And if you are a cheese board lover like us, you must check out the holy grail book on cheese boards!
Salad Bowl or Salad Bowl With Servers — Another one that looks beautiful on the table and is priced very well!
Black Cast Iron Bowl — This bowl looks beautiful as a decor piece all on its own and is perfect for nuts during cocktail hour.
Wood Acacia Salad Servers — These may be purchased for the holidays, but we promise you will use them all year long any time you have a salad. They are a staple in the WOT Test Kitchen.
Ceramic Gravy Boat With Ladle and Saucer — A classic holiday staple that everyone should own.
Bamboo Cheese Board Set — This board kind of does it all… Set up all your little nibbles for cocktail hour in one place. This meat and cheese board also makes for a lovely host or hostess gift.
That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method — If creating a beautiful board is your thing, or maybe you have been tasked with brining an appetizer, then this book is for you. It’s the ultimate guide to creating a Pinterest-worthy meat and cheese board. And of course… it’s a great gift.