The next installment of our holiday series will focus on the best furniture options for throwing your holiday dinner party! Hosting a party at your home doesn’t have to be as stress-inducing as you might think. Whether you are hosting a small get together or welcoming extended family and friends, there are many great ways to make the most of your space! The right furniture for the job can make or break your guest’s experience. We’ve found the best solutions for small space problems and how to use your furniture to elevate your dinner party this season!  

Dining Room Tables and Seating

Nelson - White Lacquer Dining Table

Dinner parties are the best time to show off your dining room table! This white Nelson table offers the best of all worlds. With its white knock-out modern design, it can complement any holiday theme. Also, the simplicity of its construction makes adding a bench or a chair with more of a design element a cinch. From Thanksgiving to Christmas and beyond, you can make your dining space the focus of your party and able to accommodate a large crowd.

Cocktail Bar Cabinets

Robertson - Bar Table

A cocktail bar is a standout option to make your party the talk of the town. They offer a stylish option to keep all your wines and liquors in one location and decrease the traffic in the kitchen as you are preparing the meal. Consider asking each guest to bring their favorite bottle of wine and have a wine sampling themed dinner party! Be sure to offer various cheeses and spreads to compliment the different flavors.

Kitchen Carts and Islands

Ottawa - Kitchen Cart (Black & White)

No matter the size of your party, a kitchen island cart will be worth its weight in gold! From chopping potatoes to displaying appetizers, this multi-purpose piece of furniture makes preparing and hosting as easy as possible. Many options, like this Ottawa cart, come with extra shelving and space. This allows for additions spots to store wine for the party, or places to add decor.

Tray Tables

Lajos - Tray Table (White & Chrome)

Gone are the heavy wooden tray tables of decades passed. With modern options like our Lajos table, you can have additional table space quickly and easily. With its modern lines and lightweight composition, you can use a tray table as a functional piece to display appetizers or a quick place for guests to place gifts and cards. The portability of the tray table also adds to the appeal. Once your last guest hits the road, you can easily tuck it away until the next celebration. But with its simple and stunning design – why would you want to?

Game Tables

Bishop - Game Table (Black)

Another often overlooked option for maximizing furniture during a dinner party is a game table. Much like the tray table, these tables come in handy in many ways! Utilize a sleek table like this Bishop table to show off your prized cookies or pies. After dessert is over, clear off the table and challenge your guests to a friendly game of checkers. By incorporating a multifunctional piece of furniture, your party can easily flow from one activity to the next – in style!

Hutches and China Cabinets

Anthony - Cabinet (Antique White)

This is that special season where you get to use many of the special items stored in your china cabinet! Make the most of the space by adding decorative touches. Holiday decorations or photographs of holidays past will bring the empty cabinet to life!

A Final Few Holiday Party Tips

  • Keep It Simple: Now isn’t the time to try new recipes. Stick to your tried and true favorites to avoid any last minute complications.
  • Be Strategic with Menu Planning: When planning the menu, select a few items that can be made ahead of time. Consider slicing and chopping anything that you can the day before. Prepare and freeze cookies and pies ahead of time to save time on the day of the party!
  • Consider a Potluck Party: Decide on a theme and ask for guests to each bring a dish. This minimizes your stress and allows you to celebrate on a budget.
  • Set the Mood: Prepare a holiday playlist with a little something for everyone. Holiday classics like Frank Sinatra in addition to more modern options keep everyone happy!

Be sure you get a head start on getting your furniture ready for your holiday parties! As always, we offer free shipping with no minimum purchase, and our Black Friday sale of buy one get one 50% off is quickly approaching!

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