Dinner Party Checklist: Seven Things You Can Buy In IKEA To Throw A Feast For Friends

By seank

December 20, 2017 at 5:14pm

Dinner Party Checklist: Seven Things You Can Buy In IKEA To Throw A Feast For Friends

Here's a wild idea: throw a dinner party at your place this week!

Now before you mentally protest, just ask yourself one little question: why not? See, you don't even have a good reason not to!

Let's examine all the benefits. The company of friends? Lovely. An extravagant meal? Delightful. An excuse to dress up and act like a fancy adult?! Sounds fantastic!

You don't need an excuse to celebrate the everyday — but you do need to make certain preparations to make sure it all goes according to plan.

That's where IKEA comes in, providing you with all the bits you'll need to throw a dinner party to impress. 

You're going to need...


If you're unaccustomed to serving large groups of people then you've probably never needed particularly large pots, but they're kind of a necessity for these dinner party things.

Make a sound investment in a hefty 5.5l stainless steel pot so you can be safe in the knowledge that your guests won't be going hungry.

Pick one up HERE.

TERJE — €14

When you have a big influx of visitors coming over there's one problem that needs to be at the forefront of your mind: the seating situation.

Thankfully that's easily resolved by getting a few of these foldable chairs in, which can be easily stored away again when your visitors have gone on their merry way.

Pick one up HERE.

BEHAGA — €3.25

While they await the feast for the stomach, let the diners have a feast for the eyes with these playfully designed blue-grey plates.

Pick one up HERE.


If you have a dinner party without a serving stand with three tiers of delectable hor d'oeuvres, did you really have a dinner party at all? 

We'd be of the opinion that no, you did not.

Pick one up HERE.

VARDAGEN — €3.25 (two pack)

Kitchen paper would just feel out of place at your carefully crafted fancy dining experience, so go all out with these napkins to show that you've really gone all out for the occasion.

Pick one up HERE.

BORRBY — €19

This dinner isn't merely about providing your friends with food, oh no, you also want to create a wonderful ambiance in the dining space, which is precisely the effect achieved by placing a candle within one of these simple lanterns.

Don't you just want to soak up that atmosphere already? Course you do.

Pick one up HERE.

Candles sold separately

ROLIGT — €18

Remember, you've gathered your friends round to remind them that we all need to celebrate more often... which means that bottles of champagne chilled to perfection in this ice bucket are definitely in order. 

Pick one up HERE.

Now does that sound like a celebration you want to attend or what?

We took a trip out to IKEA recently to see what's on offer. And we had a bit of craic while we were there...


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