At William Grace, we believe entertaining should be both elegant and effortless. And, yes! You can have both with the right pieces. I have assembled some of the items I readily have on hand for when company pops up unexpectedly or when planning a small gathering. Prepping and planning are key. Two of the things I love most.
I always start with a small charcuterie board of some kind laid out so guests have something to nibble on when they arrive. I like to pair my boards to complement the meal I am serving. That way if there's a kitchen hiccup or other guests are delayed, there's always something to satiate even hungriest person at the party but all the food works together. We have a wide variety of boards, not just for prepping and slicing, but for displaying food. Our Traditional Boards do the trick because they come in a variety of shapes and sizes plus various shades too.
Up next, cocktails! I love having a signature drink on hand! It doesn't need to be anything super fancy either. For instance, love vodka soda with lime? Try adding a flavored sparkling water, a splash of Pama Pomegranate Liquer and real pomegranate seeds. Voila! Your guests can visualize this creative drink in our Acrylic Entertaining Set which looks elegant and if effortless year round, indoors or outside. Plus, it makes the perfect housewarming or wedding gift!
Some of our favorite entertaining pieces are of course Equestrian themed like these gorgeous perspex (acrylic) trays from the Chapman Collection.
The Polo Pony acrylic tray with handles is gorgeous enough for a living room table but practical enough to serve drinks. Hand drawn and beautifully displayed, this South African piece is a timeless staple for any discerning equine enthusiast.