If you love to entertain then you understand the never ending search for the perfect party accessory for your kitchen. Parties large or small require perfect planning and as an entertainer you know that perfect preparation is the key to any successful gathering.
To transform your kitchen into the ideal entertainment space, we’ve put together a few tips to help you find the appliance, utensil or accessory that complements your party, whatever your style.
If you find yourself entertaining children on a regular basis, think light, bright and unbreakable. While paper plates and bowls are quick to dispose of, they are harmful to the environment, so opt for brightly colored plastic cups and bowls instead. They can be purchased at incredibly reasonable prices and are often dishwasher safe.
Choose bright colors to inject some fun into the food. A rainbow collection will always match the party decorations, allowing them to be reused regardless of the age of your children, or the theme of your party. Colorful plates and cups are the ideal accessories whether you are planning a princess, pirate or zoo party.
Do you like to put your culinary skills to the test with friends and family? Then why not let your kitchen reflect your love of cooking? Displaying utensils and equipment on the work surface and sides will remind us of our skill and remind your guests of your love for home-made food. Try magnetic back panels to display knives and utensils or hanging pan racks to display your equipment. Finish with wooden cabinets and calming colors to ensure your guests have the most relaxing experience possible.
If your guests like a tipple with their meal, invest in a set of wine and champagne glasses that suit the aesthetics of your kitchen. Glasses come in various shapes and sizes so you have plenty of choice when looking for head-turning pieces.
Cheese and wine party
If you prefer a house full of close friends, a good merlot and a selection of French cheeses, then think rustic accessories.
Solid oak cutting boards look beautiful on display and if properly cared for, will last for years. Masonry jars are perfect for keeping homemade jams and chutneys fresh; why not pick up some patterned labels to really accentuate that country kitchen feel?
If you want the best flavor from your red wine invest in a crystal glass decanter. Allowing the wine to breathe before serving will ensure the perfect flavor to complement your choice of cheese. To really show off your expertise to friends and family, invest some time in learning which wine complements which cheese, and top it all off with a set of cheese serving knives – you’ll knock the socks off your guest
A family holiday
Sundays are always spent at your home? Does the smell of a roasted joint fill your house and is it full of family members? If it always seems to fall to you to cook the Sunday roast consider investing in a double oven for your home kitchen.
Perfect for cooking large roast meals, you can roast beef on one side without ever having to open the door, ensuring the juiciest joint possible. You might even consider adding a rotisserie function for extra perfect Sunday dinners with all the trimmings.
Make your twin oven the focal point of your home’s kitchen with kitsch gingham oven gloves, curtains and tea towels to match the wrought iron and distressed wood cabinets to complete the look. These larger ovens also often come with a larger oven space, which gives you plenty of room for the greens to bubble while the potatoes are boiling.
Ashleigh Harman is a digital content writer for Britannia Living, who are one of the leading suppliers of premium kitchen appliances. They offer a variety of traditional and contemporary range cookers, cooker hoods, refrigerators and accessories to suit any kitchen.