Mix Things Up
Whether you’re blending cocktails, smoothies, or milkshakes, The Cuisinart Smart Power Electronic 7 Speed Blender is perfect for dinner parties, New Year’s bashes, and everyday use. Available at The Bay, www.hbc.com.
Shaken, Not Stirred
A martini is a high-class drink that will add flare to any dinner party. Find your favourite martini recipes on the internet, then break Metrokane Bullet Cocktail Shaker to dazzle your guests and quench their thirsts. Available at Canadian Tire, www.canadiantire.ca.
Quicker Cleaner Upper
Do you dread hosting dinner parties because you hate washing dishes? Don’t have room for a dishwasher? This compact Danby Countertop Dishwasher’s for you. Available at Canadian Tire, www.canadiantire.ca.
Take a Load Off
This cube ottoman doubles as an extra seat when company comes a-calling. Though this particular ottoman is small and compact, a variety of ottomans in a range of colours and sizes are available at Sears, www.sears.ca.
Fun and Games
When the party starts to drag, bring out the board games. Scattergories is a great game that’s easy to explain and fun to play. It’s suitable for virtually everyone, even the younger guests (ages 12 ). Available at Sears, www.sears.ca.
Is your fridge filled to capacity? Solve the problem with this Swank wine cooler. Wine on the table will remain perfectly chilled until the last drop. Available at Pottery Barn, www.potterybarn.com.
What’s better after dinner than a cup of coffee? Espressos or cappuccinos! This Delonghi programmable coffee/espresso/cappuccino makes it easy to impress your guess with delicious coffees. Available at Sears, www.sears.ca.
Serve With Style
A buffet is an elegant way to serve drinks or snacks. The Tucker mahogany-stained buffet is a classy addition to any room and has a lot of storage space. Available at Pottery Barn, www.potterybarn.com.