Host a Modern Dinner Party

Do you love cooking and sharing your foods with others? Are you ready to throw the most talked about dinner party in town? Here’s how you can combine your love for entertaining with your modern kitchen to create the perfect dinner party for all your friends and family.

Cooking in Your Modern Kitchen

First things first, you have to decide on your dinner menu. If you want guest involvement or have picky eaters, create a make your own flatbread bar. Simply pre-make the dough (or go store-bought, no one is judging), and lay out enough dough for everyone. Then the fun can begin! Provide a variety of ingredients in different bowls and let everyone make their own masterpieces. Make sure to have a variety of sauces available: classic tomato, pesto, béchamel, BBQ, or hot sauce. Toppings can include a variety of cheeses, pepperoni slices, basil, jalapenos, onions, bacon, and even pineapple. Instead of waiting to cook everything in the oven, take your modern kitchen outdoors and fire up the grill! The flatbreads will be ready to serve up in no time, and everyone will be talking about how fun it was to make their own masterpieces!

Here are some key modern kitchen supplies for making your own flatbreads.

CER CYL MAT WITH BAND BOWL

This two-tone celadon ceramic bowl is perfect for putting out sauces. The bowl is a great size for serving sauces, and the glossy ceramic interior makes it easy to clean once the party is over. Completely microwave and dishwasher safe, they bring beauty and ease to your modern kitchen.

ACACIA BOWL

The Acacia Bowl is the perfect bowl for serving up your ingredients. Each bowl holds the ideal amount of toppings to sprinkle on your flatbreads. Plus, since they’re available in a rainbow of colors, you can color coordinate the bowls based on the type of toppings. You’ll be so organized people will be amazing at how you’re able to do it all!

MARE CUTTING BOARD

Whether you want to give everyone their own presentation board or you want to use a couple for cooling the flatbreads once they come off the grill, the Mare Cutting Board will be the envy of everyone and will add a touch of rustic elegance to your modern kitchen.

If you’re looking for ideas to host a more traditional dinner party, you can’t go wrong with some classics. Create the perfect pasta dinner paired with fresh rolls, a garden salad, and delicious wine. If you want a true classic, you can’t go wrong with spaghetti and homemade meatballs in marinara sauce. There are so many variations on this delicious classic that you can truly make it your own. If you want something slightly more creative, make your own homemade alfredo sauce and pair it with seasoned grilled chicken. You can play with a variety of spices to create a delicious rub that will be the perfect complement to the creamy white sauce.

Grab some modern kitchen supplies to compliment your perfect pasta meal.

STRAINER / COLANDER

You can’t make pasta without having a strainer on your team. This strainer not only comes in a variety of fun and beautiful colors, but it’s also eco-friendly. Made from bamboo and corn, then reinforced with melamine, this is part of Zuperzozial’s sustainable product line. If for some reason this pretty piece of modern kitchenware ends up in a landfill, it is completely biodegradable. Not only will you be adding a pop of color to your modern kitchen, but you’ll also be using environmentally friendly products while you’re at it!

BREAD BASKET

There is no such thing as a delicious pasta dinner without fresh rolls to soak up the extra sauce. Display your baking skills in this unique and colorful bread basket that will add a cheery element to your dinner table. We guarantee it will quickly become the most passed around dish on the table.

SALAD SERVERS - LEAVES

A fresh spring salad perfectly complements a pasta dinner. Full of delicious greens and various vegetables, a light salad is the ideal starter course for a heavier meal. Serve up your beautiful salad with these gorgeous brass salad servers in the shape of leaves. They are truly the perfect modern kitchen serving tool.

HAMMERED EFFECT BOWL

We can’t forget the bowl that you’ll be serving the salad in. Pair the brass salad servers with this white bowl full of texture. The colorful greens and vegetables in your salad will pop against the stark white bowl, and the brass salad servers will turn the whole dish into a piece of art.

WINE COOLER

Serving a delicious Italian meal is impossible if it isn’t paired with a glass of wine. This wine cooler hat is perfect for storing your dinner wine whether it’s sitting at the table, on the bar cart, or on a sideboard. It’s sleek black design and modern pattern will draw attention in all the right ways.  

Modern Furniture for Your Modern Dinner Party

A dinner party is as much about the food and company as it is about the space the dinner party takes place in. Create the perfect dinner party atmosphere by incorporating modern furniture and modern decor into your home and dining room.

The most important piece of modern furniture for your dinner party is, of course, the chairs people will be sitting in. Even if the food is the most divine thing they’ve ever eaten, it won’t make an ounce of difference if all they can remember is that there wasn’t enough room for them to sit down and enjoy it. By using a variety of modern furniture pieces, you can ensure that there is always enough room for every guest.

OPTION CHAIR

The best part of this chair is that it is as unique as the food you’re serving. You can mix and match the designs to create seating arrangements that are truly a work of art. Available in four unique options, this is the perfect piece of modern furniture to help you showcase your design skills as much as your cooking.

BOKK STOOL

Whether you want to have backup seating in case an extra plus one shows up, or you want to create a more casual pub atmosphere outside of your formal dining room, these stools are absolutely perfect for hosting. Featuring felt and leather fabric in a variety of colors and steel legs, this stool perfectly exemplifies the aesthetics of modern decor. Truly the perfect piece of modern furniture to make your dinner party shine.

A good dinner party isn’t just sitting around a formal dining room table. You want to encourage conversation and perhaps even help create new friendships. Having a cocktail hour prior to dinner being served is the perfect way to get your guests talking to each other. You can use modern furniture to create smaller, more intimate spaces to encourage conversations both before and after dinner.

SIDE TABLE - SLICED

Use these side tables in different heights and color to make seating areas for two to three people around the room for a cocktail hour. Use the BOKK STOOLS to create a more open and fluid seating arrangement or pair them with a more formal lounge chair.  Available in neutral tones or a cheerful blue, and in two different height options, you can play with this fun and functional piece of modern furniture to create the ideal space in your home for warm conversations.

TABLE - TEPSI

If you want to encourage your guests to stay after dinner has ended for a nightcap, create a warm and cozy atmosphere in a den or other more casual room. Similar to a cocktail hour, you can set up this serving tray inspired side table near a few chairs or stools so people can rest their drink and relax. If you want to keep the conversation over dinner going with the larger group, you can pair these with a sectional and position them as end tables. Remember, tweaking the layout of your modern furniture slightly can truly change the entire room, so don’t be afraid to experiment and find what works best with your crowd.

Don’t Forget to Decorate!

Now that you have amazing food and have used modern furniture to create a space that is perfect for encouraging meaningful conversations amongst guests, it’s time to take a look around and spruce up your space. With a few key pieces of modern decor, your home will look like it was decorated by a professional designer.

If you have guests attending that have never met or don’t know each other well, creating focal talking points is a great way to spark conversation. By strategically placing artwork around a room, you can give people a simple way to connect and begin to discuss something outside of the weather. If your guests are frequent travelers, having artwork around the room showcasing different places from New York to Paris is a great way to spark conversation between two world travelers.

If you want to brighten up any room in your house from the kitchen to the living room, add a vase with freshly cut flowers to bring some of the outdoors inside. If you want a more unique way of incorporating flowers throughout a room, stagger different size vases around on different surfaces.

One of the most important pieces of decor for a dinner party is the centerpiece on your table! It will set the tone for the entire night and will be the one piece of decor your guests will see for the longest period of time. If you have a long, rectangular table, use a multi candlestick holder to create a memorable centerpiece that helps create ambiance. You can use candles of different colors and sizes to make this centerpiece truly unique to you. Have a square or round table instead or have limited space? Use a metal basket filled with fresh fruit to add color to your table, while still conserving room for all the food you’re putting out!

Modern Accessories for You

The head chef of the night deserves some special recognition. From planning the menu to cooking the meal to serving your guests and then cleaning up when everyone leaves, you truly have done it all. On the day of your modern dinner party, you want to look and feel your best, and these modern accessories are the perfect addition to your dinner party outfit.

Feel like the true chef that you are with a gorgeous leather apron. Protect your clothing from incurring any last-minute food stains and walk around your kitchen cooking with confidence. Complete with a loop to hold a tea towel so you don’t have to throw it over your shoulder, you’ll feel like the next Julia Childs or Anthony Bourdain.

Compliment your outfit with an absolutely gorgeous and functional piece of jewelry with a watch tailored to your tastes. Fancy enough for even your most formal dinner party, it allows you to keep an eye on the time so you can make sure the meat never overcooks and the dessert doesn’t burn.

Last but not least, throw on a colorful scarf or use it as a shawl to wrap around your shoulders to show you are truly the host of the hour. With this modern accessory, you’ll be warm enough to step outside at the end of the night to bid everyone farewell or to invite everyone out to the patio for a drink around the fire.

From preparing a delicious dinner in your modern kitchen to creating spaces with modern furniture that encourage conversation, your dinner party is sure to be a success.  A well-decorated home and a stylish chef will only add to the enjoyment of the evening.

Are you going to a dinner party instead of hosting? Don’t forget to bring a host(ess) gift! From beautiful crystal glasses to a gorgeous champagne cooler, we know they’ll love your gift.

From decorating your home with modern furniture to preparing your modern kitchen for your next dinner party, Uniek Living has all the items you need in our store. Shop today and start planning the recipes for your next modern dinner party.


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