8 Tableware Must-Haves for the Perfect Dinner Party

8 Tableware Must-Haves for the Perfect Dinner Party

Posted by Rebecca S on

With summer just around the corner, dinner party season has officially begun. We're digging into some of our favourite decor and dining products to help you get inspired for your next soirée.

1. First things first: the cheese board

Surely everyone's favourite part of a dinner party is the cheese board? Bring some colour and pattern to the table with an Indigenous Art Serving Board. Your guests will swoon over the artwork as much as the goodies on the platter.

Add the Mouse Cheese Knife for an extra slice of cuteness.

2. Set the mood with candles

No dinner party is complete without some mood lighting to create an intimate and cosy atmosphere.

Riau Aromatherapy Candles will instantly transform your space into a summer-scented haven, while providing that warm, flickering glow. Gently welcome your nearest and dearest into your home with aromas like Island Coconut, Sandalwood and Citrus or Mountain Rain. The frosted glass jars and their beautiful wooden lids double as attractive decor pieces for the dining table.

3. Choose your runner

Nothing beats the textured, timeless beauty of woven jute homewares.

The Leaf and Flower Table Runner is the perfect vintage-inspired centre piece. Whether you choose natural or black to fit your decor theme, this runner will create a striking base for your table setting.

For those craving a more minimalist look, let us introduce you to the Malu Table Runner. Available in two neutral shades, this style will beautifully compliment rattan furniture and earthy tableware.
Photo credit: The Dharma Door

4. Pass the punch jug

Mojitos anybody? Take your dinner party to the next level by serving cocktails, punch or water in a vibrant jug and tumbler set.

These hand-painted stainless steel jugs can also be used as a vase to show off your fresh blooms.

The Bouquet Jug and matching Cups will add a splash of colour, while the White Ida the Chicken Jug and Cups make a cute and quirky set.

 5. Glassware

A person's glassware says a lot about them.

These Asymmetrical Wine Glasses celebrate imperfection and all its beauty. Life can be a little wonky sometimes, so our wine glasses are too! Despite their crooked appearance, these glasses are very well weighted and lovely to hold. Choose from Red Wine or White Wine Glasses.

For tumblers, you can't go past these dreamy Tulip Glasses. Individually mouth-blown, with coloured flecks throughout, these glasses are works of art in the form of tableware.

6. Coasters and trivets

Satisfy your inner Monica by keeping the table safe from stains and spills.

For boho styling, our Jute Leaf Coasters and Trivets look stunning against the wood grain of a timber dining table.

Alternatively, bring a touch of seaside whimsy to your evening with our Starfish Trivets which are the perfect match for coastal themed decor.

For a simpler, more contemporary look, you can't go wrong with the Jute Round Coasters in Black.

7. Festive decor

Ok, so this isn't really tableware, but it's your reminder to get festive - it's a party after all.

Whether you're having your dinner party indoors or outdoors, stringing up some festoon lights and a couple of Tassel Garlands will create an easy, insta-worthy backdrop for the festivities.

8. Servers

You can never have enough serving spoons.

Why is it that when you're hosting a dinner party, no matter how many serving utensils you think you own, you still end up having to use dessert spoons for at least one dish?

Fair Go Trading's Knotted Serving Spoons are made from hand-forged stainless steel. Their classic, understated style will compliment any table setting. Plus they're sold as a set of three, so you won't have to worry about running short of serving utensils.


Peruse The Fair Trader's entire tableware collection here.

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