All the kitchen and entertaining essentials to take you from cocktail hour to dessert, whether you two are gourmet cooks or share a super-sized sweet tooth.

For the Entertainer

Glamorous party essentials set the stage for a stylish celebration.

"kMix" espresso machine, $300, De'Longhi; "Lismore Jewels Amethyst" toasting flutes, $175 for a set of two, Waterford; "Spectra" carafe, $35, Sagaform; "Lucia" candlesticks, $240, Thomas Sandell; Taper candles, $12 for two, Creative Candles; "Broughton" martini glass, $115, Ralph Lauren Home; "Montgomery" jigger, $75, Ralph Lauren Home; Pedestal tray, $98, Serena & Lily; Cheese tray with cloches, $240, Borealis Studios; Spreaders, $7 each, Sabre; "Pestle" tumbler, $58, Arita Porcelain Lab; "Ayers" cocktail picks, $150 for a set of six, Ralph Lauren Home; "Attraction Pink" bread-and-butter plates, $45 each, Raynaud; "Jungle" dessert plates, $110 each, Marie Daage; "Spot on Raspberry" cocktail napkins, $24 for a set of six, Hen House Linens; "Dot" bowls, from $65 each, Paul Smith for Stelton; "Parsons" console table, $1,001, Bungalow 5; "Cobalt Bone" coasters, $45 for a set of four, John Robshaw; "Spectra" glass, $35 for a set of four, Sagaform.