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Fall Hosting Must-Haves


By Sara Antonuccio
2020 has been a year unlike any other. Even if you’re only hosting your immediate family for the holidays this year, you’re going to need the right tools to make your gathering a success! Here are the essentials to get you started.
 
Fall-Themed Dinnerware Set
Your table setting will be the main attraction once dinner is served. Don’t you want to set the tone with beautiful plates that add to the fall feeling? Typically, dinnerware sets include a large dinner plate, small salad plate, and sometimes a soup bowl. Whether you go for solid fall colors or a cute autumn pattern, guests will instantly get into the fall spirit.
 
1. Serving Plates
Dinner isn’t the only time you’ll be serving food. For your chips and dip, veggie platters, and other appetizers, dedicated serving ware is the way to go. You don’t have to go fancy, either. Plastic plates with fall designs are easy to come by, and you’ll feel more comfortable leaving them out unattended. 
 
2. Cheese Board and Knives
Cheese boards are oh so popular and the perfect addition to any party. They’re so simple to put together, and when you see how nice the assorted cheeses look on their dedicated board with fancy knives, you’ll feel like host of the year. 
 
3. Barware
If your get-together includes fall-themed drinks, why not make the most of it and have special glasses along with the right mixing tools? Champagne flutes and martini glasses class up any gathering, and you can even set up a mini bar station with cocktail shakers, stirrers, and maybe some garnishes to top it off. 
 
4. Fall Scented Candles or Wax Melts
Ambiance is everything. The finishing touch is to create a holiday feeling by placing either candles or wax melts that are filled with the scents of fall. If you’re worried about hot wax and flames around kids or pets, wall plug-ins are also great options. 
 
Hosting is a lot of work, but it’s also very rewarding. What could be better than being with the ones you love? And best of all, you made it happen. 

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