liz's top 5 entertaining essentials

1. Gold cocktail riming sugar
I like to make sure there’s a fun garnish for drinks, even if it’s simple sliced fruit.

Investing in new and vintage glassware has become my newest obsession. They make the tablescape more interesting, and it’s just plain fun & festive to carry around a pretty glass!

3. Candles Always, always have candles lit (indoor or outdoor). The glow sets the mood for a cozy, relaxing gathering.

There’s nothing easier than adding fresh flowers to the table and around the house. My go-to areas for flowers are the dining table, coffee table, kitchen and bar area.

5. Napkins
Having a good stash of cloth napkins is a must. It’s the perfect way to add color or pattern to the table (simple white napkins are actually my favorite), and makes a dinner party feel more sophisticated and special.

Head on over to Liz's blog, Grey & Scout, where you'll learn from a pro how to decorate your house and entertain with ease. (oh, and meet her incredibly adorable dog).