Our Editor-at-Large, Darcy Miller, shares the essentials your favorite host and hostess need in their new home.

By Darcy Miller
September 06, 2018
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If you and your future husband or wife love to entertain, packing your wedding registry with party must-haves is essential. Once the big day is over, you'll want to be able to keep the celebration going, and the easiest way to do just that is to come home to a house filled with everything you'll need to play host and hostess. Which items deserve a spot on your party-ready registry? We're sharing some entertaining-friendly gifts that we know you'll love (and get plenty of use out of!) as newlyweds.

Sonos PLAY: 1 Compact Wireless Smart Speaker

For any and every gathering, set the mood by streaming your favorite playlists throughout your home with a smart speaker. There's a lot we love about this mini but mighty option, especially the fact that it's compatible with "Alexa," meaning you can ask for her help with just about anything-except for pouring more wine.

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Two Piece Fry Pan Set

No matter the dish or recipe you're whipping up for your guests, every hostess needs quality tools and products in the kitchen. We love this two-piece fry pan set from the Martha Stewart Collection at Macy's because they're so versatile. Best of all, they're non-stick, which makes cleaning up at the end of the night a breeze.

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Murray's Cheese of the Month Club

A cheese of the month subscription from the famed Murray's Cheese in New York City is a delicious gift for any couple who loves to put together a show-stopping charcuterie board for guests (or themselves). The cheese options change every month so it really is the gift that keeps on giving.

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Gold Cocktail Shaker

Where there's entertaining, there are cocktails. The sleek design of this tall, stainless steel cocktail shaker that will add a modern touch to any home. Bundle this with a matching ice bucket and ice scooper and you've got a beautiful gift for the happy couple.

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Juliska Serving Board

From date night at home to a dinner party for 20, having the right serving pieces is key. A long, rectangular serving board like this one can be used in so many ways-present an array of fruit on it, use it as a cheese board, or display mini desserts at the end of the night.


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