When hosting an event or party, your table setting is one of the first factor that sets the mood and acts as the centrepiece of the whole party. Your invitations will give guests an idea beforehand of the theme of your party and whether its setting is formal or informal. This will in turn set their expectations of the dining experience to the right level.
Due to the importance of being able to set the correct centre of attention in a party or event, which lies in the table setting, choosing the right tableware for your event is extremely important. Here are few ways to choose the right tableware for your event.
It is wise to choose the right tableware based on the concept and theme of the party. Since you will be hosting the party, you need to first determine the theme of the party, and then you can start searching through your kitchen shelves for the right tableware or purchase new ones from a tableware company such as Kopin. You can then begin the work of setting the table starting from the tableware to the accents and decorations.
On occasions and holidays such as Christmas, it is only logical to choose tableware, flatware and decorations that are Christmas-themed. The most important thing in celebrations such as Christmas is the success of evoking the spirit of Christmas. You don’t want to splurge on unnecessary decorations or dinnerwares with Christmas trees, Santa Claus or Snowman printed on it because it can only be used for only Christmas. It is sufficient to just use tablewares with the colours of Christmas such as red, green or decorated with gold motifs.
Knowing the guests and crowd that you invite to your home will give you the ease in choosing the tablewares that you should use for that specific event. For instance, if your guests will determine your career for the coming years, you will want to make sure to impress them with the party or event. Kopin Tableware “ The Westminster” under the Festive Dining Collection will surely give the dinner an elegant and sophisticated touch. This collection can also be used when hosting your first formal dinner with your future in-laws for instance.
Now, if your are inviting a mixed group of guests – parents and their children, family and friends, for a casual get-together, you can use porcelain tableware for adults and opt for melamine tableware for the kids instead of porcelain to spare the expensive tableware from such abuse.
Of course, you want to match the dinnerware with the menu. Formal dinners usually have more dishes from the soup to the dessert, which means that formal dinnerware with its typical five-piece setting is desired. Casual dinnerware usually has just 4 pieces to each set to account for the informality of the dishes being served.
It is essential for the food you are serving to match the tableware. Tableware should not only focus on form but also on function. Formal dinner courses would include dishes from entrees to dessert, which means five-piece formal tableware setting is desired. Formal dinners with a menu of salad, soup, main course and dessert will require a salad plate, a soup bowl, a dinner plate and a bread and butter plate. Casual Dinner usually has just 4 pieces in accordance to the numbers of courses served. Casual dinners only have tablewares consisting of a dinner plate, a salad plate, a cup and saucer with the dessert plate and soup bowl as optional items.
These are ways to choose the right tableware for the event or party that you are hosting, be it in a casual or formal setting. Kopin Tableware might be the answer for all of you who are looking to have an array of options in buying high-quality tablewares that not only completes your dining experience and impresses your guests but also puts your safety and the concerns of sustainability as the main priority during manufacturing. For further information about products from Kopin tableware, reach out here!