When is it ever a bad time to host a party? Never! That’s why it’s important that we stay up to date on the newest party accessories that will not only make our lives easier but prettier as well. These are the types of items we will be thankful we bought when friends stop by unexpectedly for supper and we want to host them as nicely as possible. From napkins to roasting pans, this list has you covered for every celebration from January to December.

1. Dessert and Snack Server

If you’re having a group of friends over for an afternoon or evening, a server like this one is extremely helpful. It takes up less space on the counter than placing them all in one row, while also looking very chic and modern.

You can add fruit or veggies to each of the bowls, or balance it out with the dip in the top bowl and veggies in the bottom bowls. This also works for chips, dip, and guacamole.

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2. Tiered Oven Rack

If you have multiple dishes to offer after supper this evening, this oven rack has your name on it! Not only will your guests be pleased with the variety of side dishes, but they will be impressed that everything is all ready at the same time.

To add a good range of side dishes, provide a carbohydrate option, a veggie option, and a salad. This could be scalloped potatoes, roasted veggies, and a garden salad.

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3. Cutesips Kids Disposable Cups

Disposable cups are great for adults but aren’t so great for the little ones! Sippy cups do solve the problem but not when you don’t want to be doing dishes at the end of the night.

These cups made especially for kids are a twist on the adult red solo cup and include a lid and straw. No more spills at this party!

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4. White Heavyweight Disposable Plastic Plates

The hard thing about using nice plates at a party is that you have so many dishes to do afterward! But what if you still want to achieve that homey, porcelain plate look that reminds you of your childhood?

These plastic plates are the perfect option for those that just can’t handle paper plates! They look exactly like a traditional dinner plate, but can still be thrown out at the end of the night.

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5. Buffet Server

Making multiple dishes for a crowd? A buffet server is a perfect fit for this type of situation. Keep all your warm dishes actually warm so that even your fashionably late guests get a hot meal.

Serving a variety of dishes here creates options for everyone and every palate. Add some roasted veggies, mashed sweet potatoes, and meatballs for a great balance.

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6. Stackable Stripe Buffet Caddy

Putting out all the plates, napkins and utensils at a buffet style get together can take up just about your entire island in your kitchen. Save more space for more food with a buffet caddy that displays all your serving accessories in one simple place.

This display looks especially nice when beautiful utensils are added, decorative plates and colorful napkins. It can not only be a helpful kitchen accessory, but also a visually pleasing set up.

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7. Sequinned Party Backdrop

Who doesn’t love a good photo booth?! It’s a fantastic way to get people interacting and having a great time at your home. Don’t forget to add some props to add fun!

Creating some memorable photos is a great way to ensure your family and friend don’t forget the wonderful times they’ve had together for years to come.

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8. Confetti Balloons

Are you looking for simple ways to scream “party time!” around your home? These confetti balloons are absolutely stunning and so much fun to pop!

Once you pop these balloons, confetti flies everywhere making it a fun accessory for outdoor parties. You can also avoid the popping and just stick with the helium look for display inside the home.

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9. Mini Chalkboard Signs

When you have dinner guests that are picky eaters, there’s one big question that will be asked repeatedly throughout the night. “What is that?” is commonly asked for guests to figure out what to avoid and what to dig into.

To skip those conversations, write the names and ingredients on these mini chalkboard signs and display them in front of each dish. It will help your guests navigate their meal without needing any assistance!

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10. Artisan Stainless Steel Buffet Chafer

Remember those fantastic chafing dishes that you see at weddings and other major celebrations? If you’re big on hosting people with even bigger appetites, this is definitely worth your money.

With a couple of these chafing dishes at your house, you won’t have to worry about keeping large quantities of food hot for the whole evening. Fill one with barbequed chicken and the other with some veggies and you have yourself one memorable meal for the masses!

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11.  Ice Chilled Condiment Serving Tray

Displaying condiments can be super messy, and super tacky. A clear condiment tray eliminates the need for labels, while the ice keeps all your condiments cold instead of house temperature.

You can also use a condiment tray for displaying snacks such as fruit and veggies without any mess. If you are serving produce and want to include a dip of some sort, add it to one of the compartments for all dishes at the end of the night.

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12.  Serving Tray with Lids

Skip having your guests have to reach across the countertop or table for an appetizer they want to enjoy. This spinning appetizer tray is the answer to all your functional problems when there are a lot of people crowding around a table for food.

Caprese salad, crackers, cheese, and veggies are all perfectly suitable for a dish like this, especially when it can stay cool with the ice underneath.

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13.  Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera

Capture those memories and make sure they last! How often do we actually print out our photos and make a photo album of memories? Not enough!

Display your Polaroid camera with a note instructing guests to take a photo, then at the end of the night, you can add them to a Polaroid album. Memories made and memories saved!

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14. Roasting Pan

Does your bird not quite fit in your crockpot? This roasting pan accommodates large sizes of roasts and leaves room for added potatoes, carrots and celery.

If you have a free Saturday to make a roast, put your meat and veggies in this pan and cook at a low temperature all day to get some seriously tender meat!

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15. Instant Pot

Needing to make a delicious supper in thirty minutes or less? An Instant Pot is your new best friend. Use it to make everything from soup to pasta in a very short time while still maintaining nutrients and flavor.

When you get home from work, it can be hard to make time for a healthy supper, but the Instant Pot can definitely simplify that process for you.

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Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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