Entertain Smarter, Not Harder

With Thanksgiving nearly upon us many are gearing up for spending time with family and friends. If the party is at your place you know entertaining can be a wonderful way of spreading joy to those you love most. We have some great ideas that will help you find your own joy by entertaining smarter.

Tray Chic

Whether you do it all yourself or your guests pitch in, setting out dishes and clearing them can be a breeze with the right tools. Simple trays can be a great way to carry multiple items with ease. Why not get a tray that can carry some style too? The key to a great tray is finding one with a non-slip surface. It keeps everything in place so you can move through a crowd with confidence. This rectangular tray from ZAK has easy to grip handles and that great non-slip surface. Say hello to service with a style.

Zak Designs Half Gallery Non-Skid Tray, 13 by 10-1/2-Inch, White and Black

Taking The Party To The People

Want to step up your entertaining game? Carts are an amazing way to move large quantities of anything with grace and ease. One of our favorites is the Cosco Indoor/ Outdoor Rolling Serving Cart. This simple, elegant cart is perfect for loading up with dishes and deliciousness so you can effortlessly roll them to and from the kitchen. Not only does it ease the strain on your body, the handles at either end can be a boost to your balance. Carts also make great serving stations. Set out appetizers or cocktails where the people are so everyone can spend more time with each other and less time making trips to the kitchen. When it’s all over you can fold it up and tuck it away for the next celebration. Smart!

Cosco Indoor/Outdoor Serving Cart, Folding, Brown

We’ll Toast To This

Finding ways to make your guests relaxed is another great way to improve the atmosphere. Whether you have a few friends over, or it’s standing room only, we found some amazing glasses to make the festivities more care-free. The secret is, they aren’t glass at all! These great wine glasses made by some great folks in New Zealand ditch the stem and are made from shatter-proof polycarbonate plastic. They look just like glass but won’t break if dropped or bumped. Another fun detail can be found on the bottoms of the glasses. Sculptural grooves make sure pools of water don’t form when you put them in the dishwasher. Super smart!

Strahl Design+Contemporary Osteria 8-Ounce Stemless Wine Glass, Set of 4

From all of us at Curated Lyfe, we hope you entertain in style this holiday season and enjoy the gifts of family and friendship.