Staying in is the definitely the new going out! Home entertaining is growing ever more popular, with the majority of us these days preferring to invite friends over rather than going out to pubs or restaurants. Dining in can be much more enjoyable and certainly more cost effective but can also be just a stylish. We’ve some great home entertaining homewares to help you impress your guests!
If you’re having a formal dinner, mussels make a great starter and these Silver Plated Mussel Eaters will add a touch of sophistication (as well as make it less messy to eat!) Priced at £29.45 per pair, they also make a lovely unique wedding gift – silverware that can be used and treasured for years to come.
Throwing a cocktail party? Then these Vintage Hand Stamped Drink Stirrers are sure to be a hit, our favourite is handstamped with the words ‘when life gives you lemons make a gin and tonic’. Priced £25.99.
If you’re organising a more informal affair or a large get together then a buffet is a great way to serve up food. It doesn’t have to be all paper plates and cheese and pineapple sticks though, you can still add some unique style to your party. This Slate Cheese Board with handles is ideal for handing round the nibbles. Stencilled with the words ‘Help Yourself’ it will invite your guests to dive in! Priced £18.95.
The trouble with buffets is trying to stand, chat, eat and drink all at once. Not anymore though, we have the perfect solution! These Wibble Bords (and not it’s not a typo) allow you to hold both your wine and nibbles in one hand, freeing to other to pop the tasty treats in your mouth. You can enjoy both you wine and a nibble (thus the name Wibble). Made from Herefordshire Oak, these Wibble Bords are cleverly designed to be held by the tab which fits snugly into your palm, whilst the cut-out on the opposite side safely holds your wine glass. The bord itself can be personalised too making it another fab personalised wedding gift. From £29.95 for a set of six bords.
Playing host can be tricky as you try to juggle food preparation with socialising, with this Domestic Goddess Apron (£14.99) you can keep your outfit clean and still look fabulous! There’s a few designs available for him and for her including the More Wine Please Apron and the best-selling Prosecco Princess Apron.
We’ve shown you just a handful of our home entertaining accessories, more are available at www.swankymaison.com. So, whether you’re looking for a gift for a domestic god or goddess or for something to make your evening a success, Swanky Maison will have just what you need.