This Summer has been completely amazing. I purchased my first home and GOT MARRIED. Those were both two huge milestones in my life that I have looked forward to since I was a young child and couldn’t be more excited how they both played out. I got the man of my dreams and a gorgeous house to live in.
Our house is very large for two people, it’s about 3000 square feet and to be honest, we don’t use half of the space. I know all of the extra space will come in handy once we have little ones but for now, I feel like it’s just extra space to clean. (How in the world does the house get so dirty when there are just a couple people living in it?)
The house is truly perfect for us. I’ve slowly but surely been trying to fill it with furniture and decorations to make it our own. I want the house to fill warm and cozy when you walk in, not cold and blah. Let me tell you, it’s expensive trying to do it all on our own. I’m so thankful that my sister threw me a bridal shower and I got so many great gifts. My house wouldn’t be where it’s at without her help and all the wonderful gifts that we received. I absolutely love to entertain guests whether it be hosting a birthday party, having people over for a swim or just to watch the game.
I learned pretty quickly that there are certain items that you must have to make entertaining go smoothly. I’ve compiled them in a list below. If you enjoy entertaining, I highly suggest the following items!
Must have Wedding Registry Items for the Entertainer
- Keurig– This machine is not just for coffee drinkers, so many companies have come up with different drinks that you can make with the Keurig, that the possibilities are endless. We drink coffee every day in my house, and there isn’t a day that goes by that the Keurig goes untouched. One of our favorite uses is to make iced coffee. I used to make huge pitchers of tea only for it to go untouched. Now I save my safe the time and money of making the tea, but still have the option to make it within seconds if our guests want it.
- Threshold Stainless Steel Beverage Tub– This is a life saver. You can use it to keep ice in or to fill up with beverages. I’ve used it for both, and it works great either way. I really love this tub because it helps you direct traffic. If you have 20+ people at your house, you don’t want them all in the kitchen trying to get a drink. When the weather is nice, I like the put the beverages outside so my kitchen doesn’t get full of people hanging around. This allows me to get my hostess duties completed without people distracting me.
- Beverage Dispenser with Chalkboard– This is another great tool to help people get what they want without having them hanging around. I always try to have a beverage dispenser full of cold water. Depending on how many people are over at my house, I’ll sometimes put up two beverage dispensers. The chalkboard feature on these dispensers are great and allows you to label exactly what it is. Trust me, even if it is very evident that you are serving iced tea, someone will be asking what it is. It never fails!
- Libbey Camelot Highball Set of 4– You’re going to need lots of glasses for your guests and this set of highball are great. They are only $10.99 for a set of 4! You can’t beat the price and the colors are great for all year long. If a guest accidentally breaks one of these glasses, it’s no problem because they are a great price.
- Tiered Pedestal Serving Plates– This is a 3 piece set, so you can either stack them or use them all separately which is great for entertaining. They come in 8″, 10″ and 13″ sizes. These glass serving plates are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. These are often used to serve desserts at a party, but you can use them to serve anything from cookies to muffins!
- Threshold Round Melamine 12 Piece Dinnerware Set– First of all, I love this color! The design is so delicate but just enough to give the dinnerware character. You can’t have guests over without having matching dinnerware. Well, of you course you can, but everything just seems so much nicer when it’s all matching and goes together. This is still on my registry and I’m hoping we get it!
If you’re registering for your wedding, aim for the basics first. Trust me you’ll want these basic items before receiving things that you’ll only use a few times over the next year. Register for things that you’ll use often!
What items would you add to this list? Any tips for adding items to your wedding registry?
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