It never fails—you'll clean your entire home
for a party, only for your guests to spend the whole night hanging out in the kitchen. Take it as the compliment it is and keep your cabinets stocked with a full suite of kitchenware—from gadgets and utensils
that simplify slicing a pineapple or pitting an avocado to toasters, blenders, waffle makers, and other appliances
. Groupon makes it easy to shop for these necessities with an ample selection from top brands like Daewoo, Bodum and Beko.
Make the Meal
Once you've decided to make… erm, um… once you've consulted a cookbook and picked a dish, the first step is prepping the ingredients. Your personal collection of kitchen utensils may vary, but good cutlery
is a prerequisite, as are pots and pans
to sauté those veggies or bakeware
such as casserole dishes and cookie sheets. Whatever you're cooking, keep the mood light with a flirty apron or some whimsical kitchen towels
Set the Table
Once dinner is ready, the table needs to be set with a pretty tablecloth
, silverware, and plates
. If it's a special occasion, you might even break out your most eye-catching serving ware
, whether it's a Zanzibar glazed earthenware pitcher or a three-tiered dessert stand. Just don't forget to have fun while hosting. There's no better outlet for your sense of humour than drinkware
. Along with unconventional setups like mason jar drink stations, you might delight guests by serving them coffee in mugs shaped like camera lenses or outfitted with cookie pockets. When all else fails, a copper mug brimming with a Moscow Mule will mend any fence worth mending.
Clean It Up
Everyone is done eating and now comes the worst part: cleaning up. Groupon can't help with the actual work (sorry), but we can keep your kitchen stocked with plenty of glass and plastic storage containers
for the leftovers.