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Rule #1: It all starts in the kitchen.
We know, we know. It’s easy to get ahead of yourself and envision all of the gorgeous table linens and glassware you’ll purchase for a party-perfect tablescape (and don’t worry, we’ll get to that). But hosting a dinner party without a menu is not the way to go. And one of the best ways to get motivated to menu plan is by stocking your kitchen with the best cookware you can find. Our personal favorite brand is Caraway Home, a nontoxic cookware line that’s not only wonderfully functional but also available in a rainbow of Instagram-ready hues. Splurge on their cookware set ($395) in Perracota if you’re ready to give your kitchen a cheerful upgrade. If that’s not in your budget, save on an equally colorful 17-piece set from Greenpan. We promise you’ll find yourself cooking more.