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a low-maintenance holiday dinner party…

a low-maintenance holiday dinner party... / via oh joy!

a low-maintenance holiday dinner party... / via oh joy!

Now that it's December, I'm in full-on holiday mode! I love this time of year and gathering with friends and family, especially centered around delicious food. Sharing a meal with the people I love is truly one of my favorite things. So today, I've partnered with Corelle to show you easy ways to host a dinner party at your home! Hosting can be overwhelming if you let it. So here are a few of my tricks for keeping it (and you) cool, collected, and stress-free… 

a low-maintenance holiday dinner party... / via oh joy!

1. Have fun mix-and-match dishes available. Whenever setting a table, I always make sure to incorporate fun colors on the table, from the food I prepare to the plates I use. I love mixing and matching dinnerware because it makes it less fussy and creates a personalized look for the occasion. These stylish, playful patterned plates and bowls by Corelle are just perfect (we used the Terrazzo Rosa Collection and pieces from their Vivid Splash Collection!) because they are light yet so durable.

a low-maintenance holiday dinner party... / via oh joy!

a low-maintenance holiday dinner party... / via oh joy!

2. Use plates and bowls to make serveware! Not everyone has a full set of serveware at home (I don't!). So when hosting larger dinner parties, I love to get creative with pairings! You can recreate a cake stand using two bowls or bowls stacked on a plate (see pictured above!). Instead of using a large serving dish, I might stack a smaller plate on top of a larger plate. This makes it feel a little more special and fun. Corelle's new collections offer lots of different shapes, sizes, and bold designs making it really easy to mix and match to your heart's content! 

a low-maintenance holiday dinner party... / via oh joy!

3. Semi-homemade foods! Don't feel the pressure to cook everything from scratch. The easiest, stress-free dinner party is when you can pick up a bunch of sides, salads, and delicious pre-made foods from the grocery store. You can feel free to make a couple of things from scratch (only if you want to!). Then plate them and have them all out and ready for guests to help themselves!

a low-maintenance holiday dinner party... / via oh joy!

It's also always helpful when your dinnerware is durable so you don't have to worry about chips and cracks! These dishes are lightweight and durable…the best of both worlds! Shop the new collection here (or on Amazon!) and get ready to host all season long. By giving yourself easy ways to make a dinner party low maintenance and stress-free, you're more likely to have them and actually enjoy yourself in the process!

*This post is sponsored by Corelle.

Sources shown: Target Pirouette paint (past season), Target mirror, Ikea green cabinet, vintage striped glass & pitcher set, W&P pineapple shaker, Anthropologie bird glasses (past season), vintage rug, Society 6 pool print by Helo Birdie*, Society 6 color block print by Colour Poems*, Ban.do x Chasing Paper professional print*, Ikea gold floating shelves, West Elm shelves, Anthropologie glass knot, Anthropologie gold jack, Jonathan Adler dice, West Elm gold sculpture, Target gold bursts (past season), Ikea chairs, Ikea table (painted), vintage parfait glasses, Block Shop napkins, Oyoy pink pitcher, Oyoy pepper shaker, Oyoy pink planter. 

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Joy Cho and Traci Michael.}

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