Roll out the welcome mat; it’s time to entertain. From tableware to drinkware, we have the keys to playing host. The doormat is optional, but table linens are a great foundation for any spread. To set the stage, lay down a tablecloth and runner. You’ll need a placemat and napkin for each place setting. For that extra special touch, dining chair covers and napkin rings elevate the presentation.
Planning a formal dinner? Special occasions call for fine china, complemented by luxe platinum or gold rims. For more laidback gatherings, casual dinnerware works well. Modern, traditional, trendy—what’s your aesthetic? A pattern is one never-fail way to impress. With antique, scenic and country inspired designs, plus floral and geometric choices, find a collection you love. You can’t go wrong with solid dishes either.
A dinner plate and salad plate are place setting staples. For formal dinnerware, add a bread and butter plate, plus a teacup and saucer combo. For the everyday, substitute a bowl or mug. And don’t forget other tabletop essentials like flatware or silverware. For a complete place setting, you’ll need a soupspoon, salad fork, dinner fork, dinner knife and teaspoon. A larger set will have service for several guests, plus the vital serving tools of a hostess set. Whether in dinnerware, flatware or drinkware, sets are a great way to prepare for dining and entertaining.
Any table, formal or casual, needs great serveware. Love metallics? Choose aluminum, stainless steel or sterling silver. For an earthier choice, try wooden pieces. From brights to whites, discover a design to suit every style in ceramic, china or porcelain. And for clear pieces, crystal and glass are your go-tos. No matter the material, find essentials for dining and entertaining. Circulate platters and trays during hors d’oeuvres. When it’s time to sit down, a serving bowl is a great way to bring out the main course. And no dining table is complete without salt and pepper shakers. Famous for your desserts? Cake stands are a great way to display delicious pastries.
Every party moment is a chance for different drinkware. Playing barkeep during cocktail hour? You’ll need bar and wine accessories. For whites and reds, stock your bar with carafes, decanters and wine buckets. With cocktail shakers, punch bowls and pitchers, showcase your mixologist skills. For finished concoctions, glassware and coasters come in handy; discover a different glass for every beverage type. Wondering what to choose for the table? Whether in glass, crystal, metal or porcelain, find stemware to complete the place setting.
Great day to eat outside? Stock up on picnic baskets and drink dispensers for outdoor dining. During chilly times, find holiday dining choices that make the indoor table warm and inviting. Where can you find seasonless must-haves for dining and entertaining? Whether an early morning brunch or late night cocktail party, receiving company means time spent with friends, family and favorites from Macy’s.
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