Entertaining Tips With SYW

Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we understand the importance of gathering with friends and family, especially during the holiday season, to share joy, hugs, good news, and lots of great food. Here we have compiled a few of our favorite ways to ensure that your gatherings are worth every bit of time and hard work that you put into them.

Country Stoneware, Poinsettia Napkin Rings Captains Dining Place Setting
Coordinating Items For a Festive Gathering

Whether you are attending a dinner party, or hosting one of your own, it is always fun to have coordinating pieces, especially for themed parties. Perfect for the holidays, our Marching Santa Placemat, Cheese Board with Decorative Knife, and Coaster Set will offer plenty of holiday charm when put on display this season.

Marching Santa Cheese Board

Marching Santa Reversible Placemats Marching Santa Coaster Set

Snowman and Cardinal Glass Cheese Set Extend the Life of Your Kitchen Coordinates With Multiple Options

Not just for the holidays, this friendly snowman motif will work well all season long! The placemat reads, “In winter snows, friendship grows.” It really does not get any simpler than that! Give this set to a friend, or, better yet, invite them over for supper on a cold January night to warm their heart and soul with good company. The Coasters and Cheese Board complete the look!

Snowman And Cardinal Coaster Set

Serve It Up With Lots of Charm

When you are hosting, it can be a bit daunting keeping everything organized. To help with the appetizer course, try preparing your dips and cheese plates in advance, so that on the evening of the dinner you simply have to fill the serving dish or platter with the pre-made appetizers. That way, you can spend more time relaxing with your guests, and less time in the kitchen!

In addition, something like our handy Butcher Block Cart will offer additional counter space, and appetizers on the go for whichever room you choose!

Mouse And Cheese Board
Chip Dip Platter Butcher Block Cart

Mini Ivory Taper Candles Enhance the Mood

Mood lighting is not just for romantic dinners for two; create the same sense of warmth and welcome for every gathering you have at your house. Mood lighting creates a calm, open atmosphere where people are more likely to feel relaxed and enjoy themselves. With items like our Bird Wine Topper, mood lighting is easily achieved, with a sense of whimsy, in this charming topper designed to re-purpose that old wine bottle on the counter. Other options, such as our Mini Ivory Taper Candles, or the Iron Taper Candle Centerpiece, will offer elegant lighting options for even the most fashionable of gatherings.

Iron Taper Centerpiece Bird Wine Topper

Finally, if you are in need of a little inspiration, take a peek at these two great cook books, for hosts in a pinch (for time and ingredients!).
5 Ingredients or Less Cook Book Super Fast Slow Cooking Cook Book

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