If you didn’t have a chance to check out our recent Holiday Entertaining Guide, then you missed out on our feature of Improvements Catalog. We showed off a Pop Up Christmas tree that comes fully lit and decorated and takes five minutes to set up. Since then, we’ve enjoyed checking out the rest of the Improvements site to find other great holiday entertaining must haves to make life easier. In case you’re hosting any of the upcoming holidays, or simply made it a resolution to invite more friends and family over in the new year, check out a few of our picks:
Fold Away Buffet Table
This easy lightweight fold away table is perfect for entertaining- turn it into a bar, a table for pastries, or just an extra table for eating or crafting/games. We used it on Thanksgiving as a bar area for the adults, and it was perfect. It’s super easy to store, or even use as an entry table or kitchen island. We are currently using as an entry console until the next gathering:
Deluxe Buffet Server
Rather than just your typical buffet server, there are so many ways to use this one. This deluxe set comes with an oven-Safe 7-1/2-Qt. Bake Pan, 3 Individual 2-1/2-Qt. Compartments, and a High-Dome Lid. Perfect for entertaining, you can use this buffet to serve hors d’oeuvres, keep dinner warm, or even your favorite dips that have to be kept warm thanks to the adjustable temperature.
Personal Ice Maker
No more need to assign the next guest on their way to bring a bag of ice with this personal ice maker. It produces 26 lbs of ice per day and can easily fit under a cabinet when not in use. It also comes in 5 different colors- black, red, silver, stainless steel, and white.
Wine Preserver Carafes
When you’re hosting several times throughout the holidays, it’s nice to be able to keep wine fresh and reuse those bottles that weren’t finished. With these preserver carafes, you can keep wine fresh for up to a week. Available in plastic or glass, they also make a great gift for your favorite hostess.
Concerto Christmas Cracker Set
No, not those crackers (although we love lots of those with cheese and wine!). This makes for a fun annual tradition- especially for children and brings a fun element of surprise for guests to go home with a smile. How it works:
Pull open with a pop- each cracker contains a tiny whistle, numbered badge, and play-by-number song booklet. These Christmas crackers also include a paper crown and joke. Once the Concerto Christmas Cracker Set is opened, using the 1 baton included in the set, a designated conductor attempts to lead the guests in a song. A fun surprise during dinner or a cocktail party!
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