holiday entertaining

holiday entertaining

Holiday Entertaining

At west elm, we know that the most joyous times of year mean you are busy entertaining friends and family and enjoying the important things. We make all of your holiday entertaining more stunning with tools to keep your tabletop looking exquisite. From knives to carve up the bird to serveware that elegantly displays your creations, we have you covered. Our knives are made from high-quality materials including high-grade German carbon-steel, stainless-steel blades and honed steel meaning they’ll last for years of continued use. Whether you are looking to add a little sparkle to the tabletop or for eccentric designs, we have something for everyone.


Add simple elegance to any table setting with our striking flatware that will catch the eye of your guests. With options including rose gold and gold electroplating, our cutlery fits right in at the holidays. Add a dimensional touch with geometric flatware that is both elegant and contemporary. Our flatware sets ensure that you have all the right utensils at hand, whatever the occasion. Choose simple sets with forks and spoons or set a table that would delight etiquette enthusiasts with a set that includes salad forks, dinner forks, table knives, dessert spoons and teaspoons.


Setting the table for holiday entertaining means showing off your beautiful dinnerware. For dinnerware that stands out during any holiday, look for metallic details including gold and silver. The subtle shimmer of metallic edges dazzle users while cream and beige dishes keep things sophisticated. Use a metal charger to add sleek style to your table. these pieces are generally layered it into your place settings as a base that protects your tabletop from hot and cold dishes. Chargers also have the effect of framing your holiday dinnerware for a clean presentation. Choose smooth plates for a regal touch or add dimension with textured plates.


No holiday table is complete without the proper glassware and bar accessories to create and adorn beverages. Brass and aluminum bottle stoppers in graphic shapes such as octagon, oval, triangle and rectangle, create an airtight seal that helps preserve wine after it’s opened and look gorgeous in the middle of the table. Stainless-steel ice cubes don’t dilute your drinks and add an industrial and modern touch to drinks. Complete the metallic look by selecting napkin rings in gold, silver or rose for a finishing touch. You can even personalize napkins to make each guest feel extra special.


Preparing for a large holiday gathering means more than just planning a menu and decorating the table. You also want to take steps to protect your furniture during the big bash. During the holidays, families often reunite after several months apart, bringing the kids and favorite pets along with them. Protect your dining table from scratches, dings and spills with place mats that also add a decorative touch. Place mats are typically used beneath dinnerware while table runners are better suited to protect the table when displaying cookware and beverage items. Metallic table runners add shine while embellished diamond patterns and woven designs add intricate texture.


When it comes time to serve, you want to have the right tools to dish out each portion of your meal. Our serveware is crafted expertly to make your life easier while adding exquisite style to your holiday entertaining. Salad spoons and forks delightfully serve up cranberry and apple salads while metallic trays are just what you need to dole out turkey and ham. From ceramic and porcelain that add a farmhouse touch to acrylic that is ideal for outdoor entertaining during the holidays, we have a wide range of materials to suit your needs. Make sure to adorn each table setting with a name card for large gatherings so everyone knows where to sit and feels the love.

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