Keeping It Glassy for a Dinner Party – IKEA Home Tour

One of the important parts of hosting a great dinner party with friends and family, is having proper glassware for any drinks that may be enjoyed. The IKEA Home Tour Squad has a great rundown of items you need to “Keep it Glassy.”

First, we would recommend a GROGGY serving tray and a BLANDA blank serving bowl – these items are perfect for serving up a bottle of wine or a mug of beer, along with some mixed nuts for guests to munch on while enjoying their drinks. Next, you want to have a corkscrew – nothing changes the mood of a dinner party quite like offering guests a nice glass of wine only to find out that you have no way of getting the cork out! We recommend the affordable IDEALISK corkscrew, which has wing levers that makes uncorking bottles much easier, the handle also doubles as a bottle opener. We recommend pouring a red wine into IKEA’s HEDERLIG red wine glasses, these glasses have a large round bowl that helps the wine’s aromas and flavors to develop better.

If your guests are beer drinkers, you can quickly class up a can or bottle of beer by pouring the beer into a MJÖD beer mug. For cocktails, especially ones that contain plenty of ice – GODIS glasses are a clear winner as the tall and straight shape is great for keeping drinks cold. Lastly, it’s always a great idea to have whiskey glasses on hand. We would recommend the FRASERA whiskey glass which has a generous shape and weight that feels great in the hand and helps the scents and flavors of the whiskey to develop better.

What’s IKEA Home Tour? We’ll tell you! We’re sending a team of IKEA experts on the road to help America solve real home furnishing challenges, big and small, and transform their living spaces. The Home Tour Squad is hitting the road to assist those who need help with home projects – from closet organization to living room style upgrades to bedroom makeovers – and to illustrate genuine solutions that make everyday life at home better. The Home Tour Squad will help plan and shop at the local IKEA store to find the best smart solutions for home challenges. The homeowners and the Squad members will then accomplish the transformation together! Plus, the Squad will film their journey along the way.

The IKEA Home Tour Squad is a team of hand-selected IKEA experts from across the country. They specialize in everything from home design to organization to sustainability at home. Each Squad member comes from a different background and contributes their unique expertise to help homeowners on the tour. Their journey will be chronicled through before/after makeover videos, tour footage, and video shorts featuring design tips and interviews with homeowners.

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