5 Easy Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party - IKEA Home Tour

Hosting at Home – 5 Easy Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party – IKEA Home Tour

5 Easy Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party – IKEA Home Tour

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Hosting your friends and family at your place for a dinner party can be a joyous occasion – especially during the Holidays, but it can also be stressful if you’re not well prepared. The IKEA Home Tour Squad has 5 simple tips that will help you make sure your space is ready to host!

First – and perhaps most importantly – you need a place for your guests to sit down and eat. The Squad recommends a VANGSTA extendable dining table; an extra leaf extends this table to accommodate up to 6 guests. Of course, once you expand the table, you’ll have to expand your seating. Folding chairs, such as the affordable NISSE folding chairs are perfect for adding extra seating when needed – and an easy storage solution would be to fold and hang the chairs on the wall with BJÄRNUM folding hooks when not in use, freeing up extra space in your area.

Now that everyone has a seat, you want to make sure that your tableware is easily accessible for your guests. We recommend storing DRAGON flatware in a ORDNING utensil holder and your plates on a VARIERA plate holder – this makes it easier to bring your tableware from storage to the dinner table.

Now that the table is set – you want to accessorize to ensure that your party is looking great! A patterned IKEA 365+ tablecloth and pink DINERA plates are affordable ways to add some color to the table. Light some JUBLA unscented candles, placed in a STOCKHOLM candlestick holder, to help set the mood and get ready for a delicious meal!

Lastly, make the most out of your surface space! IKEA 365+ serving plates in various sizes and FÖRESLÅ bowls are a great way to present main dishes and sides – place them on an open counter top or above storage cabinets for a buffet-style serving. If you don’t have too much open space – go vertical with a 3-tier KVITTERA serving stand which perfect for hors d’oeuvres and desserts such as cookies and cupcakes.

What’s IKEA Home Tour? We’ll tell you! We’re sending a team of IKEA experts on the road to help America solve real home furnishing challenges, big and small, and transform their living spaces. The Home Tour Squad is hitting the road to assist those who need help with home projects – from closet organization to living room style upgrades to bedroom makeovers – and to illustrate genuine solutions that make everyday life at home better. The Home Tour Squad will help plan and shop at the local IKEA store to find the best smart solutions for home challenges. The homeowners and the Squad members will then accomplish the transformation together! Plus, the Squad will film their journey along the way.

The IKEA Home Tour Squad is a team of hand-selected IKEA experts from across the country. They specialize in everything from home design to organization to sustainability at home. Each Squad member comes from a different background and contributes their unique expertise to help homeowners on the tour. Their journey will be chronicled through before/after makeover videos, tour footage, and video shorts featuring design tips and interviews with homeowners.

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