You invited friends and family for a festive dinner and are wondering how to best create a memorable occasion by setting the perfect table setting and serving your well planned meal.

The dining room is totally spiffed up and looking its best, the table is set with your finest china, silver and drink-ware, candles and overall lighting sets the atmosphere and your choice of music is befitting the mood you are creating for your guests.

In average most people have 8 to 12 place settings of their fine china inherited from their family or given to them for their wedding because they were registered at Park Avenue Gifts or is bought and selected because you fell in love with a manufacturer, pattern, shape or your favorite color. Pending on the size of your family now or in your planned future and your desire to entertain your friends should help to determine the amount of settings you should consider. You may also want an additional pave setting in case of breakage and given the possibility of a discontinuation of your pattern. Typically a place setting consists of one each: dinner plate, salad or dessert plate, a bread and butter plate or a soup bowl and a cup and saucer or a mug, pending if it is a very casual or a more formal china set. Naturally, serving pieces are needed, such at the very least a 15″ serving platter, 2 open vegetable dishes, a covered sugar and a creamer.

Of course you also need to coordinate your china selection with flatware/silverware which usually is also sold in 5 piece place settings and usually consists of 1 each: dinner knife, dinner fork, soup spoon, salad fork and tea spoon.
Just as with your china selection, flatware also has basic serving pieces, usually sold in a 5 piece serving set and consisting of one each: serving fork and serving spoon spoon, a gravy ladle, sugar shell and a butter knife. When selecting silver plated, sterling or certain more hi end stainless steel utensils, you will find there are many additional and available pieces and one for almost any specific type of eating or serving purpose, than each item is offered individually.

Since you may want to have a toast with your guests to celebrate the moment, you need to provide the proper drink ware, and here again you have lots of choices, wine, beer, champagne, or just water glasses are the very basics. Your choice of drink-ware also needs to harmonize and compliment your china and flatware selection for an overall coordinated table presentation which might be traditional, contemporary, modern or just artsy and an expression of yourself, the host and hostess with the mostest. It is not the easiest task to select, decide and set your table to your and your guests pleasing plus, you stop need to create and present your upmost cooking skills. Be prepared to spend some time and effort on this task and find the best price and most reliable and knowledgeable source, like us: Park Avenue Gifts, Inc

Happy Entertaining and Bon Appetit.

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