6 Essential Serving Utensils for Holiday Entertaining
When it comes to hosting a dinner party or a holiday meal, you might have the menu figured out and the table set, but do you have the essential serving utensils? From appetizers to desserts, there are a few key items that are necessary for hosting the perfect gathering. We love a collected look, so don’t feel you have to have all your serving utensils in one finish or style. The key thing you need during the appetizer is a small spreader for dips or soft cheeses. Don’t forget a serving set for salads. If you’re serving a Thanksgiving turkey or a holiday ham you will need a carving Set. Having gravy and without a gravy boat? Opt for a ladle. When it comes to dessert, chances are you will need a pie server or an ice cream scoop. Now that you’ve covered your bases, get entertaining!
Piece of Pie
Slice and deliver desserts with flair. The sleek, gold-plated finish and slim handle set this piece apart from standard servers.
Buy It: Thirstystone Pie Server in Gold, $27; houzz.com
Complement your table's silverware with this elegant and versatile duo made of bone and horn.
Buy It: Blue Pheasant Halette Flatware Serving Set, $84; irwinribera.com
Carve It Up
Handcrafted from stainless steel and pewter, this traditional turkey-carving pair feels sturdy in hand, cleans easily, and resists tarnishing.
Buy It: Leaf Carving Set, $136; vagabondhouse.com
Combine the sophistication of a century-old silver pattern with the convenience of dishwasher-safe stainless steel.
Buy It: Hampstead Gravy Ladle, $30; williams-sonoma.com
Dress up a simple appetizer plate or butter dish with this petite knife that has a shimmery, pearlized acrylic handle.
Buy It: Aladdin Brilliant Ivory Small Spreader, $16; vietri.com
Top It Off
Sink into rock-solid pints of vanilla ice cream with ease. Prepare for more slices of pie to be requested à la mode.
Buy It: Sir Madam Solid Brass Ice Cream Scoop, $70; food52.com