Embrace hosting intimate groups
While large parties may be on hold for now, don’t let that stop you from creating an inviting space for guests. It’s time to embrace hosting intimate groups in your social bubble. Here’s all the inspiration you need.
A great entertaining idea is to set up different food and drink stations around your home to encourage mingling and avoid overcrowding one space. We love how this super-sized, mixed greenery sets the tone for this buffet-style tablescape.
Around the table
One of the easiest ways to create a beautiful tablescape is to choose a theme. This year, look within and let your personal style guide your tabletop choices.
|DINNER SET in two-tone cream by Safdie & Co.
|STRIMMIG PLATE in stoneware pink.
|Leila SALAD PLATE.
|Crisp matte white SQUARE DINNERWARE.
$4.95 to $41.80
Pop & Fizz
Whether you prefer coupes, flutes or stemless, coloured champagne glasses are a fresh, modern update.
1 | ORDERS UP ROSY GLOW champagne glasses by Kate Spade New York. $125. thebay.com
2 | SWIRL EDGE CHAMPAGNE FLUTE in blue by Mikasa. $88.99 (set of four). bedbathandbeyond.ca
3 | STEMLESS CHAMPAGNE FLUTES in moss green by Oui. $39.50 (set of four). indigo.ca
4 | TWILL CHAMPAGNE FLUTES in pink by Godinger. $53.99 (set of four). bedbathandbeyond.ca
5 | COUPE IN AMBER by Oui. $44.50 (set of four). indigo.ca
Champagne for every budget
Enjoying some bubbly doesn’t have to break the bank, consider these options for every budget.
Apps & dessert
If you are planning to keep entertaining more low-key this season, these two books will provide endless food for thought (pun intended!)
1 | BOOK: DESSERT PERSON: RECIPES AND GUIDANCE FOR BAKING WITH CONFIDENCE by Claire Saffitz. $36.12. indigo.ca
2 | 6-piece herbiflora CHEESE MARKERS SET by Anthropologie Home. thebay.com
3 | WALDEN PRINTED NAPKIN. $74.95 (set of four). williams-sonoma.ca
4| WALNUT APPETIZER FORKS, set of four. $29.95. crateandbarrel.ca
5 | GLASS DESSERT PLATE with raised design. $9.90. zarahome.ca
6 | BOOK: THAT CHEESE PLATE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE by Marissa Mullen. $37. indigo.ca
7 | Byhring mixed wood APPETIZER PLATES, set of four. $36.95. crateandbarrel.com
8 | Glass acacia WOOD SERVING BOARD WITH DOME by Libbey Glass. $127.99. bedbathandbeyond.ca
9 | Quincy composite agate ROUND CHEESE BOARD by Anthropologie Home. $88. thebay.com
10 | Agate CHEESE KNIVES SET. $85. decorredefined.com
Creme de la creme
Cream, almond butter, beige – whatever creamy hue suits you, there are a variety of lifestyle options to incorporate into your home.
These days, candleholders not only provide a cosy atmosphere, they also act as unique objet d’art, as well.
1 | CERAMIC CANDLESTICK. $19.99. hm.com
2 | Avant BRASS CANDLEHOLDER in small. $27.99. eltemkt.com
3 | Romy METAL CANDLE HOLDER. $12. structube.com
4 | USHAPE CERAMIC TAPER CANDLE HOLDER in white speckle by Paddywax. $19.50. indigo.ca
5 | 2 Pack TAPER CANDLE HOLDER in gold metal by DSDECOR. $21.96. amazon.ca
6 | WEBBED CANDLEHOLDER in black. $145. elte.com
7 | Bloom botanica TWOPIECE CANDLEHOLDER SET by Georg Jensen. $179. thebay.com