SPONTANEOUS ENTERTAINING WITH HIVE

October 27, 2017

Entertaining

Easy sushi dinner party with Hive smart home ecosystem on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

I love to share entertaining inspiration on TS, and I will always enjoy the tradition of a fully set table with flowers and candles and the whole shebang, but today I’m sharing a different kind of entertaining inspiration… This easy sushi dinner party is a more spontaneous, spur of the moment kind of entertaining, inspired by Hive, that I think can create the best memories with family and friends. While the phrase ‘dinner party’ is often associated with a lot of planning and a bit of anxiety, sometimes all you need are people and food (and some stylish dinnerware never hurts). This take-out dinner party is all about making the food and table no-brainers and letting the spontaneity of the event spur some magical memories with loved ones.

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Easy sushi dinner party with Hive smart home ecosystem on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
Easy sushi dinner party with Hive smart home ecosystem on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

We’ve been living with our Hive ecosystem of smart devices for over six months now (read all about it here), and its become an integral part of our home. We no longer have to worry about flipping the light switches when we get home and before we go to bed thanks to our Active Plugs and Active Bulbs, and we have better control over the temperature with our Active Thermostat. Integrating these products into the house makes living easy and means at the end of a long day we can count on the lights being on and ready for us – making it easier to be spontaneous, like hosting an impromptu dinner party!

Easy sushi dinner party with Hive smart home ecosystem on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Although it seems simple, transferring your takeout to real plates and pulling out your flatware instantly transforms your takeout into a real dinner. Not only are you showing respect for your guests with the tradition of setting a proper table, but you’re setting a celebratory scene for your guests to get comfortable, enjoy their food more slowly, and enjoy the time together.

Easy sushi dinner party with Hive smart home ecosystem on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

I set the food out on our living room coffee table, with big throw pillows as seats on the floor. A fun black, white, and silver palette set the scene with slim charcoal flatware and a mix of patterned napkins (very Marimekko!). The plates might be my favorite, with a slim silver edge that gives them the perfect metallic detail.

Easy sushi dinner party with Hive smart home ecosystem on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
Easy sushi dinner party with Hive smart home ecosystem on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Being able to entertain is one of the greatest joys of a home because sharing it with others is what gives you the best memories of all. With Hive’s family of smart devices keeping my home automated and ready for guests, there are more opportunities to pick up sushi and enjoy it on the living room floor with friends or family. It’s the perfect example of Hive’s motto – let’s get living!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hive. The opinions and text are all my own.