CHILL ACRYLIC WINE GLASS
Add a touch of luxe and practicality to the party with these hardy but stylish glasses. Not limited to wine, sparkling juices and homemade mocktails will look just as handsome in these chalices.
$9.95/glass from Crate & Barrel, #03-35 & #04-21/22 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn. Tel: 6634 4222
CLOUDS LARGE FILLED PICNIC BAG
You’ll be on cloud nine with this nifty and cutesy carryall–complete with compartments for your various essentials such as napkins, plates, glasses and cutlery. The bag doesn’t just look good–it helps to keep food warm too.
$168 from Cath Kidston, #B2-48 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn. Tel: 6884 5779
BREVILLE THE SMART WAFFLE (BWM620)
No, the machine’s not portable, but you can still serve up perfect waffles with this clever appliance with an IQ: it calculates cooking time to suit your fancy (Belgian, Classic, Chocolate or Buttermilk and colour: light to dark/custom settings). The wide moat catches overflow and cooks it too for easy-peasy clean-up.
$398 from Tangs Orchard, 310 Orchard Road. Tel: 6737 5500
LÃƒ”°KUÃƒ”° MY BURGER KIT
You can now make your own buns and prepare the meat (or soy/veg) patties for homemade burgers that will be welcomed at any outing. The kit also comes with instructions and recipes for stress-free preparation for first-time kitchen enthusiasts. So go on, surprise your friends with cheese-filled Angus beef buns!
$59 from The Home Shoppe, www.thehomeshoppe.com.sg
Need to warm up your sandwiches or pizza slices but hate getting sticky, gooey cheese or sauce all over your toaster? These environmentally-friendly (reusable up to 100 times) non-stick pouches are neat life-savers–just pop your food into the bag and toast as per normal.
$5.95/set of two from Howards Storage World, #02-19 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6338 8550
OAK-OILED WOODEN ROUND SERVING BOARD
If you’re bringing some cheese and crackers to the party, what better way to present them than on this classic serving board? The handy hole’s also excellent for hanging storage, while the wooden board slows heat conduction–great for handling hot foods too.
$37.90 from ToTT Store, 896 Dunearn Road. Tel: 6219 7077
MOSSER GLASS CAKE STAND IN JADEITE
Jazz up your homemade sweet treats by displaying them on this cake stand that’s handcrafted with green flint glass in Cambridge, Ohio. Guaranteed to make any bake look awesome–a must-have dessert table/Instagram prop.
$90 onwards for a 6-inch cake stand from Dreams and Confetti, #02-20C/D Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade. www.dreamsandconfetti.com
Pack your thirst-quencher of choice in this large drink tank. We love the ergonomic handles and seal vents that allow a steady stream and easily-monitored liquid level. A capacity of 10 litres helps to ensure there’s enough of the yummy fruit punch to go around.
$69 from Tupperware Brands Singapore, G/F 85 Defu Lane 10. Tel: 6285 3988