Meat thermometer set
This may not be something that you would immediately think of as a party essential, but it is if you plan on serving edible food. These thermometers help you cook any meat to perfection. Opt for heavy-gauge stainless steel construction that make them safe for grill and oven use.
A go-to vase
Everyone has a unique decorative piece they go to when they are preparing for a get-together. Slip a few flowers into it for a colorful centerpiece.
A serving platter
Choose your favorite serving platter and opt for a neutral color that can be implemented into any kitchen design. A ceramic platter is gorgeous and dishwasher friendly.
You’ll need steak knives for you and your guests, so find a set that really pops. I love this multi-colored steak knife set with stainless steel blades.
A party isn’t complete without cocktails. Head to the nearest store to find a book with plenty of creative recipes to try out. “The Essential Cocktail: The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks” by Dale Degroff allows you to master dozens of delicious libations for you and your guests. This means you’ll also need to make sure that you have all of the essentials to make the drinks, like a shaker, strainer, corkscrew and serving tray.
Ice cream maker
Whip up a cool treat for your friends and family with your very own ice cream maker. Create a flavor of your own, adding candy, fruit and more. Your party guests will love the opportunity to make their own flavors.
Wooden cheese board
What’s more tasty than wine and cheese? If you’re planning on hosting your own little tasting, you’ll need a cutting board set to tackle everything from Camembert to cheddar.
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