Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites: 5 Dinner Party Essentials

One of my favorites elements to hosting dinner parties is creating a beautiful place setting for each guest. Today I want to share with you a few of my favorite items!

-- Just for full transparency, an affiliate link is attached to each item when you click on the image, but this post isn't sponsored, it's simply my absolute tried and true, current favorite items! Happy shopping!  --

1) Dinner Plates

These Organic Shaped Dinner Plates are my absolute favorite, they are strikingly beautiful.

The imperfect shape of each dish adds a simple but unusually beautiful touch to each place setting. 

Often I hear guests comment that they love these plates when I use them.

A must buy if you are in the market for new dishes or wanting to add a few sets! 

2) Salad Plates


If you get the dinner plates, you must add on the salad plates - you can hold out of other items from the collection, but the salad plates really complete the look when placed on top of the dinner plates.

It is a dreamy set of dishes to own. I am collecting them set by set as I can afford them.

3) Linen Napkins

Linen immediately upgrades your table, the look and feel is luxurious. They get softer after each wash and hold up against stains immensely better than simple cotton napkins. 

These are also West Elm (no, they are not sponsoring this post) you just can't beat the quality and price on these napkins! They are on sale for $19 right now, with free shipping!

Again, I buy a set as they go on sale or as I can afford them, building my collection slowly. I have these in midnight and adore them! 

4) Linen Cocktail Napkins

Every dinner party I get asked multiple times about my cocktail napkins, and here they are! 

They are from Amazon, and at $17 for a dozen, they are a steal! 

Have no fear about the white, from red wine to lipstick, these napkins come out of the wash perfectly, and I swear are stain-proof. I do add in a scoop of oxy clean, but still so impressed by the affordability and durability.

I promise your guests will love them and ask you where they can get some! 

5) Hi-Ball Glasses


I am obsessed with these glasses - they are only $12 for a case of 12! 

Thanks to their slender profile, they feel dainty in your hand and are perfect for a signature cocktail or water.

These glasses are also extremely durable, after many dinner parties and daily use, I haven't broken one yet!


Comment below if you have any questions, suggestions, or need anything.

Thanks for reading, I hope this post inspired you to get a few new items to fancy up your dinner table!

xo - Bailey Rae