If you're a long time reader, you know I love planning parties! I love making the decor, making the food, and the whole planning process. But the best part is playing the hostess! As the hostess, you get to use all of your favorite kitchen items to bake, serve, and decorate with. I definitely have my favorite items that always get used at summer parties!
One of my favorite items to use for parties are these measuring cups! Whether it's before the guests arrive to bake all the goodies, or if its for measuring out last minute ingredients while the party is going on, these are so cute I don't even mind if they end up sitting out! This set is from Pier 1 - I don't buy a ton of things from there, because I think they are over priced. But I couldn't pass these cuties up!
I love these kitchen "accessories"! Cupcake liners come in such cute color combos now - even Etsy has some awesome choices. You can make them match the theme of your party or dessert! These corn cob holders have been a guest fav! Especially when we have BBQ's. The girls always like it because it creates much less of a mess on your hands. And there are tons of choices for these too!
Mason jars are pretty self explanatory! If you ever find these original blue ones, keep them! We found ours in an old farm house that was going to be torn down. I love using these pretty things everyday, and they are conversation starters at parties!
My KitchenAid mixer is my favorite item in my kitchen! It's great for desserts and so much more, and is such a time saver! It is so worth the investment!! And right along with that goes my little decorative cake plate! The one pictured is from Martha Stewert. I use it for actual cakes and cupcakes and sometimes just as decoration!
These little red baskets are from Target, and are awesome for outside bonfires or BBQ's! They are more sturdy than paper plates, and you can throw parchment paper over it as the plate and also save yourself the washing, plus it looks so festive!
The medium sized corning ware with vented lids is perfect for leftovers! It's small enough to fit in your lunch box the next day, but big enough to fit leftovers in! It's a great way to end the party when you've got a lot of food left.
What are your favorite items to use when throwing your parties?!