Party of Two! Registry Essentials for Every Type of Date Night
If your household basics are already covered, your wedding registry is the perfect opportunity to add some fun into your newlywed life. It's a chance to gather go-tos for every occasion—from quiet breakfasts to that big holiday bash. Look through our slideshow of registry must-haves that will prepare you for breakfast in bed, game night, a cozy night in and festive parties. You two will be the hosts of the year (and years to come), all thanks to these items.
Wake Up Call
Coffee and comfy sheets make for a very good morning. There are few things as luxurious as enjoying a meal in bed—especially when the meal is prepared by someone you love. Turn lazy weekend mornings into mini events with the supplies to make the very best toast, eggs, coffee, and juice. Serve it all on dishes that make you happy every day, and a tray that converts to a convenient side table. Just add soft, beautiful bedding, and you may not get up all day.
Noritake China "Suimon" dinnerware collection, from $7.50 per piece, noritakechina.com.
Crane and Canopy "Yellow Cloud" sheet set, from $119, craneandcanopy.com.
Cuisinart 2-slice toaster, $60, cuisinart.com.
Smeg "'50s Style" slow juicer, $600, smegusa.com.
Lodge cast-iron skillet, 10.25", $26.75, lodgemfg.com.
Ichendorf "Tequila Sunrise" bottle, $50, and jug, $100, jungleeny.com.
Haptic Lab "City" quilts, $450, aplusrstore.com.
Carat coffee dripper and pot, $64, fab.com.
IKEA "Gladom" tray, $40, ikea.com.
Cocktails and Game Night
Turn a casual night with friends into something special. Think mixed drinks, proper bar tools, and fun napkins. Spin some tunes on an old-school record player and get a card game going, and you've got the makings of one fabulous evening.
The Details: Teac TN-300 turntable with phono pre-amplifier and USB digital output, in Red, $239, amazon.com.
B2 metallic coolers, $10 each, and glass straws, $7.75 for 8, cb2.com.
Rose Gold Bar Set
Martha Stewart Collection 7-piece bar-tool set, $72, macys.com.
Kim Seybert "Fortune" cocktail napkins, $47 for set of 6, kimseybert.com.
Metallic Cake Stand
Thirstystone marble cake stand, $60, zola.com.
Jo Sampson "Half and Half Ginger" jug, in Orange, $275, and "Half and Half Mulberry" cocktail jug, $230, waterford.com.
Bar ice-bucket set with tongs, $460, match1995.com.
On the Rock glassware, $160 each, aplusrstore.com.
Nate Berkus inlay tray, $30, target.com.
Cozy Night In
Sci-fi movie marathon? Snowstorm? Staying home doesn't mean takeout (necessarily). Make your own versions of your comfort-food faves—like pizza, chili, potpies, and popcorn—and your house will quickly become your first-choice destination on Saturday nights. Just be sure to have some tunes at the ready, a well-stocked bar, and cozy blankets and slippers to ward off the chill.
The Details: Snowe throw blanket, $248, snowehome.com.
Martha Stewart Collection ceramic cocottes, $70 for collector's set of 4, macys.com.
Monti taste set, $100, momastore.org.
Tube Audio copper speaker, $189, aplusrstore.com.
Game Night Essential
Jonathan Adler lacquer backgammon set, in Green, $395, jonathanadler.com.
All-Clad gourmet slow cooker with in-pot browning function, 5 qt., $270, all-clad.com.
Noritake China mixing bowls, $136 for set of 3, noritakechina.com.
Emile Henry pizza stone, $55, williams-sonoma.com.
Sheep Skin Rug
Festive Dinner Party
Throwing fancy soirées at home can intimidate the most experienced hosts. But this is where having those classic investment pieces really pays off. Watch how beautifully your table comes together when you set it with glimmering china and linen napkins, and finish with flower arrangements, candles, and place cards. Events like these are worth recording for posterity, and a good journal will see you through many happy years.
The Details: Crate and Barrel "Milada" centerpiece taper candle holder, $50, crateandbarrel.com.