10 Useful Things to Bring to a Dinner Party

It's always better to go to a party with a gift. Yes, it's your presence that matters - but spending your time buying or making a thoughtful gift can have so much positive impact on the host.

Bringing a bottle of wine to parties has become an old thing now. People still give champagne bottles as gifts, and there's no problem with that, but what if the host is a non-drinker? It would be best to choose something that suits everybody.

Apart from that, your gift should be helpful to the host. It can't be something that the host has difficulty understanding what to do with it.

We have a list of some valuable items that you can bring to a dinner party.


No one can say no to chocolates! There's something so special about chocolates that they are never too much.

It's not too difficult to wrap chocolates to give as gifts. Cover the chocolate bars in wrapping paper as it is, or put them in a box.

If you can't decide which chocolate to gift, a pack of Ferrero Rochers is what you should aim for. It's a ready-made gift - delicious and beautifully packed.

You can also make a chocolate box. Fill it with a jar of chocolate chips, chocolate-filled cookies, and chocolate bars. Decorate the box with ribbons and edible flowers.

Flowers & Vase

Show your loved ones you care about them by giving them fresh flowers. The aroma and vibrance of flowers are enough to elevate the recipient's mood.

Making a floral arrangement using flowers in various colors could be a great option. The different colors convey different emotions. 

You can also put the flowers in a vase and present them elegantly.

Dried flowers are another great item as they look beautiful and are trendy. The best part about dried flowers is that the host can use them for a longer time to decorate their house.

Scented Candles

Have you ever heard of aromatherapy? Scented candles and essential oils bring positive changes to one's mind. With a wide range of scents - fruity to floral - scented candles are a perfect gift to get to a dinner party.

They last for months and years. The host can light them in their bedroom or put them in their bathroom for a relaxing spa night.

Not only do scented candles fill the space with aroma, but they also look aesthetic. It is up to the host whether they want to light or use them as decor pieces for their living room. 

Essential Oils

While discussing aromatherapy, how can we forget the aromatic, relaxing, and calming essential oils?

They come in adorable packaging, making them a perfect gift. Essential oils can be applied to skin, hair, and body or in a scent diffuser to fill the place with a soothing aroma.

The different essential oils serve various purposes. For example, some are used for skin care (rose oil, orange oil, tea tree oil, and sandalwood oil), some for haircare (almond oil, chamomile oil, coconut oil, and argan oil), while some provide tranquility after a long day (lavender oil, peppermint oil, and lemon oil).

They will remind the host that you care about them when they use them after a hectic day.

Home-Baked Items

Bring some home-baked goodness to the next dinner party you attend as a token of love. Trust us, the host would appreciate it when you give them something you made by yourself.

You can make chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, or pastries. If you know the host's favorite dessert, don't think twice and bake that.

Chocolate-covered strawberries also make for a delicious gift.

Skincare Kit for the Host

Besides its importance, skincare has become a trend these days. And we are happy that it has!

Make a skincare basket with the necessary skincare items and give it as a gift. You can put on a moisturizer, sunscreen, toner, and a facewash. These are all the items that they are likely to use at least twice a day.

A little reminder here - giving the items the host uses daily is better. So, they don't develop any allergies to a particular product.

Peanut Butter and Nutella Jars

Peanut butter and Nutella are everyone's favorite spreads for a fulfilling breakfast. You can consider giving a jar of either as a gift.

Be cautious of nut allergies! Make sure the host isn't allergic to peanuts or hazelnuts because you don't want to send anyone to the hospital.


If the host is a non-drinker, giving them wine will not be the best thing to do. You might want to consider giving them mocktails.

A couple of mason jars and your favorite mocktail is all you need for this. You can make pina colada, mint margarita, or Agua Fresca - endless options.

You can also put edible decor inside the mason jars.

Hand-Painted Wine Glasses

Painted wine glasses serve as beautiful decor pieces. First, you can hand paint them using acrylic colors or spray paint. Then, add finishing touches with glitter.

There are so many patterns that you can draw on wine glasses - polka dots, flowers, rainbow strips, tree branches, you name it.

You can also make those wine glasses specific to the event's theme. For instance, draw pumpkins for a Halloween-themed party or Santa Claus for a Christmas theme.

Plastic Serving Ware

You can bring disposable serving ware for a BBQ or cookout as a gift. It would be helpful for the event.

Don't bring an empty tray - load it with valuable items such as coffee, Nutella jar, cupcakes, pizza bites, or quiches.

You can also write something on the tray for the host.

Where to Get the Best Serving Ware for Parties?

Now the serving tray that you gift has to be elegant. There's no way you can give a boring-looking tray to someone. 

We have expertise in selling the best disposable serving utensils and other dinnerware items to make your parties elegant.

Head to The Kaya Collection and look at their plastic serving party supplies.