The weather is getting nicer, which means people are looking to mix and mingle with friends. Winter hibernation is almost over! Because of the excitement, this often comes with the urge to entertain. Hosting friends or family can be a little daunting at times, thinking through the details—what will I serve, how will I serve it, how will I set the table, do I have everything I need? We’re here to make these get togethers a little simpler! Spend less time fretting about the setup and more time enjoying your loved ones. From your favorite home decor brands to the one-stop kitchen essentials shop, we’ll have you party ready in no time.
Here are three items we consider must-haves on any entertainer’s list and tips on where to find them next time you visit Tanger.
Starting Small — A Pestle
|MARBLE MORTAR AND PESTLE | $9.99|
I know… Some of you are wondering what is a pestle? It’s is a small bowl used for crushing, grinding or mixing ingredients. We aren’t suggesting you do all the work, but instead use this little guy to get your guests involved.
• For example, set up a guacamole bar and let your friends and family mix together their own ingredients, or…
• Kick off the night with fun cocktails and have your friends muddle their own mind for their refreshing spring drink.
Interactive is fun and the cuter the tools, the less it seems like you’re putting them to work! And for $10, you might as well get one as hostess gift for your next get together.
For Organization — A Bar Cart
|3-TIER BAR CART | $99.99|
As entertainers, we like things to function AND look good! That’s where a fun bar cart comes into play. Not only used to store adult beverages, this piece can be used as a trendy way to display a coffee station, a “decorate your own glass” activity and so much more. This 3-tiered cart from T.J. MAXX mixes rustic wood and modern metal, making it a statement piece in anyone’s home, no matter your style. You can’t beat a piece of hip furniture for under $100.
The Finishing Touch — A Table Setting
|CORELLE LIVINGWARE MODENA 16-PC DINNERWARE SET PRICE VARIES BY PIECE|
Once the party is underway, it’s time for everyone to either grab a plate and continue mingling or sit down for a nice meal. This is a time to keep the conversation going with your design touch! Surprise your guests with a fun set of dinnerware. There’s nothing wrong with your classic everyday dinner set, but special occasions call for something a little more exciting! Visit CORNINGWARE CORELLE & MORE next time you’re at Tanger for an endless selection of beautiful designs and patterns. You can stick to the style of your home or get a set for every season. There’s so much to choose from!
A timeless (but trendy) option is this Modena set from Corelle. The fresh grey is very current and will bring new life to your table!
Are you inspired yet? These are just a few small items that will go along way when hosting your next get together. Come shop Tanger for any of your home decor or entertaining needs. We have you covered!
Comment below for anything specific you’re looking for and we’ll see if we can help you track it down.