When it comes to entertaining, it's all about the tabletop details — the plates, cups and silverware you have, as well as the table runner, napkins and coasters you decorate with, can make or break your dinner party. There are many different ways to revamp your table setting, including investing in new dinnerware, silverware and glassware or splurging on a home bar, complete with wineglasses, beer glasses, ice bucket and wine rack. Here's how to update your dinnerware and table setting decor before hosting your next party. More
Your eye for extraordinary objects naturally led you to this intriguing tray. Crafted of aluminum with alligator handles, it's more than a serving piece, it's a conversation starter.
Add an artistic touch to your next meal with a beautifully printed napkin. A black and white watercolor effect is at the center of this unique look and is tailor made for your modern dining room. Add this to your collection of crisp white tableware for a chic look for every meal.
You put a great deal of thought into selecting the perfect bottle of wine. Now serve it with panache on this rustic natural fir wine tray.
Acela Round Wine Tray
What an excuse to organize a fancy soiree. Each durable utensil in this stylish, 24-piece cutlery set dons a streamlined aesthetic that looks beautiful on your table. The less-is-more approach allows each piece to fit wonderfully in your hand, too.
Alessi 'Bettina' 24-pc. Cutlery Set
$399 · Only 6 Left
Your dinner guests will feel special when they see the stylishly simple place setting before them. This 24-piece cutlery set consists of an elegant fork, knife, spoon and teaspoon for each person. Don’t worry, you get a setting too.
Alessi Asta 24-pc. Cutlery Set
$430 · Only 4 Left
Curl up next to a warm fireplace with your special someone and toast over steamy mochas with this set of mirror-polished stainless steel cups and saucers. The heat-resistant glass core makes it perfect for any of your favorite warm beverages — from toddies to cocoas.
Alessi "Ardt" Mocha Cup Set
$163 · Only 5 Left
Classic ticking stripes give a vintage feel to this lovely cotton tablecloth. The lavender and cream combination is calming, while the stripes will create an exciting graphic background for your dinnerware.
Talk about buon gusto! Serve up your favorite dishes with this handmade imported bowl. Its robust yet subtle colors, rustic design — and, of course, ample size — bring the essence of true Italian style to your table.
Interesting objects always catch your eye, so it's no surprise that you're drawn to such a cool scoop. Invite this gator to your next party to spark conversations with every cocktail.
Alligator 8-inch Ice Scoop
$25 · Only 8 Left
Hold everything! Made of substantial aluminum with a grape leaf motif, this holder is pretty and practical. Set it atop your kitchen counter to dispense paper towels with ease.
Take teatime to a whole new level of style. Smooth glass is a stunning match for stainless steel handles and saucers.
The long and short of it — you can use this elongated platter to serve up a variety of tasty appetizers from cubes of cheese and salumi to crudités or antipasti. When not busy serving guests, create a colorful centerpiece by filling it with fruits.
Add this toothsome critter to your barware collection. He'll be on hand to stop bottles — and start conversations — at your next party.
Alligator Bottle Stopper
$20 · Only 9 Left
If you're looking for a quick way to add sparkle and natural beauty, this charm is your Acer in the hole. A natural, full moon maple leaf positively gleams in your choice of either 24-karat gold or iridescent finishes. Hang it atop a wine bottle, use it as a napkin ring, or dangle it from a hook.
Take your morning tea with a heaping spoonful of contemporary style. These glass tea mugs with stainless steel handles and saucers offer simple, stunning sophistication.
This sensational mug allows you to start every morning or end every evening, seeing symbols of love staring back at you. The cup, full to the brim with Italian-inspired sentiments, shows its heart (stamp) to you, “My love.”
Here's a sweet charm perfect for brightening up your wine bottles, your napkins — or your favorite Canuck. It features a real, sugar maple leaf, coated in your choice of iridescent or 24 karat gold finishes. It also makes a great gift, eh?
Serve something special with reptile style! This aluminum alligator set makes all your side dishes an epicurean adventure.
Get rid of your old plastic cutting boards and grab a set of these trim bamboo bread boards that fit right on top of matching trays for easy storage. Available in an array of configurations and sizes. Can you say cocktail party?
Bamboo Bread Board
$195 · Only 5 Left
You won’t be able to stop your dinner guests from lifting their plates to peek at the flawless mirrored surface and elegant swirly design of this unique charger. Just keep your fingers crossed they don’t dump their dinners in the process.
Alessi Disco Cesellato Placemat
$82 · Only 3 Left
Jazz up your meals with these ornate utensils. The beautiful relief decoration on this extraordinary cutlery makes every meal feel like a special occasion.
Alessi 'Dressed' 5 pc. Cutlery Set
$69 · Only 4 Left
Keep your cool with a party tray that delivers. Fill the deep, bottom tray with ice, pack the five compartments with your favorite goodies and let it take care of the rest. Veggies, fruit and garnishes stay crisp and cold — and keep fresh and tasty for the life of your party. Dishwasher safe.
Acrylic Condiments Tray
$24.99 · Only 3 Left
Keep your beverages at the ideal temperature longer with this double-walled, stainless steel insulated jug. The bonus: It's sleek, classic look adds style to your table.
Alessi "Adagio" Double Wall Thermo-Insulated Jug
$160 · Only 3 Left
There is a time and a place for everything, and these perfectly balanced and beautifully designed place settings will look stunning at your next dinner party. If you believe every meal should be celebrated with such style, by all means use them here and now.
This International Home 20-Piece Arabesque Flatware Set is constructed of superior quality 18/0 stainless steel and will stand up to the rigors of everyday use. Inspired by symmetry and geometrics, this stunning flatware features four frosted rectangles on the handle and will bring a modern look...
No matter what direction you are headed, you need a steady compass to guide you home. The Compass Rose collection helps you stay the course through calm seas or squalls. This classic nod to navigation is the perfect edition to any elegant evening. Whether you fancy yourself Captain Stubing or...
Compass Rose Whiskey Decanter 23oz
$54.99 · Only 9 Left
This impeccable piece of handmade Italian pottery is perfect for serving and lovely enough for display. Evoking the essence of the Tuscan countryside, it adds a rustic yet elegant touch to your table.
You may not need the luck of the horseshoe in the kitchen but it sure can’t hurt. Treat yourself and your cheeses to this crafted cherry cheeseboard with a horseshoe inlay and deliver your spread with a flare. Add some pears, apples, grapes or other nibbles to the mix and let the good times roll.
Add a little high-end restaurant — right in your own home. For those special-occasion meals when you feel like keeping the circular plates in the cabinet, you and your guests can now plate up on this sleek set of rectangular dishes.
Alessi "Programma 8" Flat Plate Rectangle, Set of 4
$152 · Only 4 Left
Low maintenance, high performance. You’ll get a lot of mileage out of these modern and polished looking placemats that let you dress the table quickly and easily. And clean up? Take them for a spin under running water and you're done.
Soup's on! This generously sized bowl is perfectly proportioned for everything from soup to salad to cereal. It comes in a variety of colors, so you can mix and match to create and eclectic arrangement.
The perfect addition to your blue-and-white collection, this hand-painted porcelain basin bowl can be used to hold fresh fruit or flowers, but looks equally beautiful on its own.
Summer Palace Chinese Hand Painted Blue White Basin Fruit Bowl
$245 · Only 9 Left
Pop that Pinot, uncork that Cabernet and ventilate that Valpolicella — faster than you can say "Valpolicella" — with this smooth operator. Just remove the foil with the handy cutter included, insert the bottle's neck, push a button and you're on your way to a wine win. Even more intoxicating? It's...
The simple elegance of this set of cake pedestals will put your pastries front and center, displaying them with style and grace. What could be yummier than the beautiful floral detail on the earthenware base of these pedestals? Perhaps the cake that the glass dome will encase and reveal!
Say, "cheese." This slicer is so easy to use, it'll bring a smile to your face. There's a handsome beechwood cutting board with a smile-shaped well, perfect for crackers. And the stainless steel cutting wire has a handle that easily pivots to create perfect slices every time.
Beechwood Cheese Slicer and Tray
$25.17 · Only 7 Left
A brilliant idea and an instant hit, the justly famous Fiesta dinnerware line design is still intact. Now you can dish out dinner in a creative new palette of rich colors.
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