By Rachel Besser

Published on August 16, 2017

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Throwing a dinner party that tastes good is a fun challenge, but hosting a party that looks just as good as the meal tastes is another test. Deciding on the right plates, napkins, and even flatware can quickly start to feel overwhelming, which is why you shouldn’t wait until your next dinner party to scramble for what you need.

Whether you’re in the market for an entirely new dinnerware set, new salad plates, or just a set of chic placemats, don’t wait until you’re stressed out to buy your essentials. Check out some of our favorite picks here so you can spend less time worrying about the table and more time enjoying yourself.

Yellow Striped Runner, $204.99

This yellow striped runner is an easy way to seamlessly tie your tablescape together.

 
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Jackson Dinnerware Collection, $90

Setting the table is a heck of alot easier when everything coordinates.

 
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Large Washed Linen Napkin – Rose, $18.99

Get yourself some napkins that will look the part. It’s the little things that make all the difference.

 
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Tapas Plates, Set of 8, $39.99

These plates are a great way to add in several different colors while still making your table look cohesive.

 
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Pink and Green Striped Table Cloth, $185.99

Not obsessed with your dinner table? No need to spend all that dough getting a new one when you can invest in a table cloth you love instead.

 
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20-Piece Pattern 451 Flatware Set, $59.95

Having people over very soon? Now might be the time to pick up a good set of flatware.

 
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Quinta Natural Cork Charger, $42

Sometimes, adding a charger can make a world of a difference.

 
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Purple Placemats (Set of Four), $35

Nearly any dish you serve will pop against these colorful placemats.

 
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Abstract Brushstroke Salad Plate, $12

Make eating salad more exciting with these super fun salad plates.

 
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Roulette 16 Piece Dinnerware Set, $114.95

Looking for a one stop shop? This 16 piece dinnerware set might just be the answer.