Throwing an Epic Party: 7 Ideal Kitchen Items for Entertaining Your Guests
Home entertainment took on an entirely new definition in 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic forced millions indoors for an indefinite amount of time, home gatherings–though not recommended–became increasingly popular across the United States.
Even as new variants have emerged and governments continue to impose recommendations and rules on large gatherings as of 2022, people still want to commune with their friends and loved ones in intimate settings. And having a house party is a great way to do this, even with smaller gatherings.
But you can’t have an epic house party without all of the right elements. And your kitchen is going to be ground-zero for staging your best party dishes, cocktails, and more.
You don’t have to go over the top when it comes to planning your next party. But by making sure that you have all the right essentials in place you’ll be setting yourself (and your guests) up for a night they’ll never forget.
Home Bartending Sets
You don’t have to be a mixologist to wow your guests from behind the bar. But a nice home bartending set certainly won’t hurt at all.
With a home bartending set, you’ll have all the tools you need to make any ordinary or lavish cocktail. And some of these tools will include cocktail shakers, zesters, jiggers, speed pour-spouts, ice tongs, muddlers, and many other supplies.
Cheese and charcuterie boards have recently become much more popular, and there’s no better way to get creative with your setups than by unique placement and stylized arrangements of cheese, meats, nuts, fruits, and any other tasty morsels you can think of.
And don’t forget to include custom-made amenities like branded toothpicks that your guests can use to enjoy these delicious snacks.
If you really want to liven the party up, a little sugary caffeine is always a great addition. And instead of running out to Starbucks for a less than impressive espresso, having your own espresso machine will be a great addition to any party.
If you’ve been waiting to take your house party experience to the next level and deliver your special creme brulee, you simply have to have a torch to make it happen. And aside from an epic creme brulee, a kitchen torch can come in handy for several other recipes.
For example, if you want to create epic cocktails with charred cinnamon, a torch will make this possible.
It’s one thing to have nice silverware and elegant plate ware for your guests to use. But if you don’t have the right cutlery, this could actually impede you from creating some of your favorite dishes.
Quality cutlery sets aren’t cheap, but they’re worth every penny because they last and hold their edge over the cheaper sets. And the truth is, a dull knife can be more dangerous than a sharp one.
Wine has the most tedious temperament. And you really need to know your wines to understand which varieties need to be chilled, and at what temperature is best.
Wine chillers generally come with a wine chart for storing your wines at the right temperature. And having one can save you from icing down a bucket or from taking up too much room in your fridge.
One way to please a crowd is by having a pot of melted chocolate perfect for drizzling over strawberries, ice cream, or anything that you prefer. And in addition, a fondue pot can also hold that creamy melted cheese dip that everyone will love.
By having all of the supplies listed here, your guests will be begging you to host more parties. And you might find that with the right tools, you’ll be able to plan and prepare for your next parties much more efficiently.
Remember, all jobs need the right tools. And even party planners have to have the right things in their toolbox as well.