Party hosting ideas

Hosting at home? Make it a party to remember with our top tips.

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Whether you're planning a small family meal, a fancy dinner party for friends or hosting a garden gathering, we've got lots of party ideas for you to try.

Give your dining room a makeover

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Dining room revamp

Been putting off updating your dining space? Now is the perfect time to do it. Prep your home for fun-filled moments with our selection of stylish tables, chairs and dining sets.

Get ready to host and toast

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Keep your tablescape game top-notch. Our latest trends cover everything from neat nibble bowls to pretty serving platters.

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Let's be honest, food is a key ingredient of any party. Make cooking a pleasure with cookware that combines form and function. You won't want to hide these bits away in the cupboard, that's for sure.

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Choose elegant champagne flutes for a fancy gathering or perhaps some cocktail glasses for a cheeky G&T. Cheers!

Shop the look

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A set of Habitat stoneware nibble bowls in black and white brushstroke print.
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Tasteful tablescape sorted

Style up, serve, surprise. Let your tableware do all the talking with serveware, glassware and dinner sets that complement your cooking.

Add the finishing touches

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Add a floral flourish

Instantly brighten up any tablescape with a bunch of blooms. Whether sculptural or wild and free, you're sure to find a bouquet to suit your style.

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Savour the scent

Warm ambient glow and a soothing aroma? Check and check. Candles are a great way to set the mood. What's more? Ours look just as pretty unlit too.

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Bring the outdoors in

Whether a chunky ceramic pot or a tiny succulent, indoor plants are a great way to keep your space feeling fresh and lively.

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Keep it bright and brilliant

Light up and liven up. Create some drama with a statement lamp or keep it mellow with mood lighting.

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All snug and stylish

Nothing says "come on in" like a house filled with cosy cushions and so-soft rugs.

Weather looking nice? Take it outside

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Your summer set-up, sorted

Get ready to savour the sunshine with some fresh furniture. A garden furniture set will create a cosy nook for your gatherings, while a garden table makes the perfect set-up for a sunny brunch.

Want some extra seating? Garden chairs and loungers are a great choice. Simply pop some cushions for comfort and you are all set to host. And oh, don't forget to perk it up with some outdoor lights and lanterns.

Guests staying over?

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Sleepover club

Give guests something to write home about with a spare room that wows. Short on space? No problem. Our sofa beds combine form and function.

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Wake up and smell the coffee

Is there anything better than that first cup of tea or coffee in the morning? We think not. Throw in a stylish mug and it tastes even better, trust us.

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Breakfast is served

Spoil your guests with the five-star treatment by whipping up a delicious breakfast. Although with treatment this good, you might struggle to get them to leave!

Our top party tips

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Our tried and tested party tips:

  • Too much food and drink is always better than too little so always go slightly over what you think you might need. You can always have it for leftovers the next day!
  • Create a few different playlists to suit the varying vibes of the day. You might want a chilled playlist for daytime socialising, followed by some floorfillers come evening.
  • Have some soft drinks to hand for kids and non-drinkers.
  • Be sure to check for any food allergies and dietary requirements prior to a dinner party.
  • Prep as much as you can before your guests arrive so you can properly relax and enjoy yourself.
  • Set up a play area to keep the little ones entertained so you are free to socialise.

More entertaining at home ideas

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Garden party inspiration

Take the party outside with our top tips to entertaining at home.

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Dinner and glassware ideas

Do your recipes justice with the best plates, bowls and glassware.

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Dining room ideas

Treat your dining room to the makeover it deserves with a lowdown of everything you'll need.

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