Select the Right Tableware and Add a Touch of Class to Your Next Dinner
In planning an important dinner, selecting the right tableware is as important as the
cookware you use in making a
lasting impression. It may seem like there's an endless amount of tableware sets in various styles, patterns, colors and
materials. There are designer brands of tableware, tableware that is adorned with precious metals like gold trim and
even limited editions of fine china.
Tableware can be found in a variety of stores online, from specialty stores like
to department stores such as Macys.
has a wide selection of tableware and related dining accessories that can be delivered right to your front door.
The best advice for an elegant or formal dinner party is to keep it simple and stick to basic colors. White tableware
is preferred for a formal dinner party since it provides an element of class. Simple patterns are also acceptable for
formal dinner parties. Busy prints or wild colors should be saved for casual parties or for a more specific occasion.
Another important point is to be sure your tableware matches and is free of visible defects. Dinner plates, salad
plates, soup bowls, dessert plates, cups, saucers and gravy boats should all have a matching theme. When buying
tableware sets it's advisable to buy a few extra of each item so they can be easily replaced if it becomes cracked,
chipped or broken. Mismatched tableware may work for casual affairs or with just family, but it's certainly not
recommended for a formal dinner party or special event.
Tableware that is simple and elegant can be easily complemented with crystal glassware and silver or stainless steel
flatware. While it may be tempting to use some of the modern styles of tableware, a more traditional theme will add
a touch of class and elegance to your dinner party. Now that you have some simple tips and advice on selecting tableware,
you should have an easier time shopping for your next dinner party or special event.