Yes the big festivities are behind us for another year, but it doesn’t mean we need to stop entertaining! Whether you’re a first time host or a seasoned entertainer, there are a few tricks of the trade and entertaining essentials that can help you create the perfect setting. It all starts with preparation…
Planning is essential to organised entertaining. Choose a menu where the courses complement each other and draw up your shopping list. Being organised will save the last-minute dash to the shops for anything you’ve missed and by preparing as much as you can in advance, you’ll be able to spend as much time as possible with your friends when they arrive. Get nifty prep basics like our:
- Premium Steel Index Chopping Board
- 4 in 1 Slicer and Grater
- Oxo Good Grip Garlic press
- Chef’n Squeeze Can Opener
- Mortar and pestle
Once you’ve decided on your menu, consider what you might need in order to dish up your well-prepared meal and how you might get it from the oven to the table. For a twist on organised entertaining tradition invest in a set of Clongs. This click-lock tong hybrid is perfect for dishing up food and has been deemed, one of the “best kitchen inventions of all time”. The Supoon (sit up scraping spoon) is a great companion to the Clong.
Need a good quality salad bowl? The Joseph & Joseph Salad bowl and servers are perfect for in-door or alfresco dining. The hand-like salad servers are integrated on either side of this fun and practical bowl. It’s durable and dishwasher safe.
The Mini Magnetic PepperBall and SeaBall is a match made in heaven. These sturdy salt and pepper grinders are a bit of food fun from Chef’n. These one handed grinders come ready filled and are easy to refill when needed.
What better way to round off a meal than with cake and coffee or tea? The Zyliss Cake Server will make serving your homemade cake a snack. Store your tea and coffee in a set of Orgo canisters and these will present beautifully. For a relaxed approach, serve it all up at the table.
Once your guests have gone, it’s time to clean up. While it may not be the most fun part of the day or evening, it can be made easy with a few quality storage containers and a quality rubbish bin. View our full range of containers from OXO. These are perfect for storing your leftovers. The OXO Top Containers are microwave safe, air and water tight, stackable, BPA free and come in a range of sizes. Have leftover garlic, onion, cheese, lettuce, or mushrooms? We have special bags and crispers just for your raw goods too.
Getting together with friends needn’t be a formal affair. By being prepared, you’ll be able to keep it relaxed and fun. Happy organised entertaining!