Tulips, durable dishes, and one-of-a-kind artisanal, oversized pasta bowls do the work for you.
 Animated Flora Tulips seem to have a life of their own, leaning this way and that. Just let them do their thing, and add to the lazy effect of the comfort party. No matter what color you get, they will create their own special ambiance, changing positions as the night goes on.
 New Norm Dinnerware from MENU offers highly durable restaurant quality at home. From $18 to $30 per piece, New Norm comes in a variety of colors, so you can do a tone-on-tone table. Available online at menudesignshop.com
One of a Kind. An oversized pasta bowl is a kitchen must, and perfect for serving a roomful of guests. These selections come from Etsy, and are all handmande, one-of-a-kind treasures.
 FourSeasonsPottery, $140
 AlethiaPottery Northwoods, $40
 BRANDBUCK crystalline, $95.
 TheSLAB porcelain, $60
See more ideas for throwing a laid-back affair in the COMFORT BINGE issue.