Pretty Entertaining Pieces

We’ve invited friends over a few times this summer, and we’re starting to find our entertaining groove. Alex will make burgers, a salad and tater tots (great for grown-ups, too:), and my job is to assemble a spread of cheese, crackers, grapes and olives. One night, I ended up getting this olive plate, which looks so enticing filled with green olives. I weirdly really love it. Just that small thing makes the whole evening feel more like a polished event. Here are a few more pretty things, which would be nice to bring out when friends are over…

Which do you like? Any other recommendations?

P.S. Dinner party tips from 15 genius hosts, and the #1 item you need for house guests.

(Top photo of the Food52 x Jono Pandolfi collection by Bobbi Lin and Rocky Luten.)