The IHA’s 2023 At-Home Entertaining survey has found that 82% of consumers expect to entertain in their homes at the same or increased frequency in the next year.
The survey also showed that 35% expect to entertain more often or much more often than they did in 2022. Most in-home gatherings will take place from October to December 2023, followed by January to March 2023. The average gathering will have 10 or fewer guests, said 72% of the respondents, followed by 22% with 11 to 26 guests.
Buffets are the preferred format for food, according to 46%, followed by 22% opting for a sit down meal. Self-serve is also the preferred drink format for 72% of the survey respondents.
At-home entertaining require items which help prep food, and products to enhance the presentation of the home and the meal. This includes tableware, glassware, barware, textiles, cook and bakeware, SDAs, and outdoor living products for summer gatherings.
The annual Trending Today preview at The Inspired Home Show 2023, will focus on at-home entertaining as a result of the findings. The two-hour pre-show event on Saturday 4 March, will showcase exhibitors and products for at-home entertaining.
Show exhibitors validated within the category are invited to participate in the showcase. Participations is free and on a first come, first serve basis, with space limited to 60 exhibitors. Deadline to sign up is 14 February, 2023. Learn more here.
The Inspired Home Show will be held from 4 to 7 March, 2023 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex. To register for a show badge, visit theinspiredhomeshow.com/register