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8 Memorable Ways To Serve Your Guests This Holiday Season

By Serena Solomon | December 19, 2016 12:45pm | Updated on December 19, 2016 2:51pm

NEW YORK CITY — You spent so much time planning the menu — don’t forget you need a few things to serve it all with. 

Make this the year you're prepared, instead of the usual scrounging around the kitchen in search of something that could pass as a serving platter or utensil.

Here are eight things to serve food and drink with that will take you to the next level of holiday meal hosting:



Cheese and Cracker Serving Board from Uncommon Goods
Price: $48

Impress your guests with a layout of cheese and crackers. This platter, which is in the shape of an ampersand, is made in Vermont from North American maple with a teak oil finish. 


Enamelware Beverage Dispenser from Bespoke Post
Price: $90

At your holiday meal, put the drinks on tap. The Crow Canyon Goods beverage dispenser is made from enamelware for a vintage aesthetic that is also durable. 


Dust Pan Serving Tray From Fishs Eddy
Price: $28.95

Enjoy watching your guests do a double take with this unusual serving platter. It is perfect for cheese and crackers or fruit. 


Jadeite Cake Plate from Dry Goods
Price: $60

This cake stand comes from Mosser, a family owned and operated glassware company from Ohio. They use molds, machinery and a method that dates back to the 1930s. 


The Cambridge Collection Serving Tray from Sur La Table 
Price: Starting at $129.95

This classic silver serving tray can be loaded up with food to help getting from the kitchen to the table more efficient. It comes in two sizes.  


White Platter from Cucina & Tavola 
Price: $69

A simple white platter will come in handy at every party or dinner. This one from Thomas Vario is dishwasher safe and the plate is glazed at about 1,800 degrees to make it nearly scratch-proof.


Enamel Jug from the Brooklyn Kitchen
Price: $49.99

This festive red floral jug will jostle for its place as the centerpiece of any table. It is made from enamel and it is very durable. 


Seven-Piece Stainless-Steel Serving Set from Williams-Sonoma 
Price: $179.95

Every piece from this serving tool set is made from stainless steel with a sleek design. To make cleanup easy, they're also dishwasher safe.