Why you should care

Is your home ready for your cousins, aunties, uncles, and then some?

Raya is coming and you’re probably rushing around trying to check everything off your to-do list before the big day.

Hosting friends and family can be overwhelming, so we’re helping you prepare with this list of home necessities that will ease the arrival of company.

Feasting Favours

Open houses are a great way to bring together those near and dear for the festive season. If you’re used to having TV dinners, then you may not have dining and serving supplies to feed the hungry horde.

Serving Trays

You will need to show off (and serve) all those delicious dishes, cookies, and cakes. No humble pies here, go decorative with these pieces:

1 Dessert Stand

cake display tray

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You can pick up this simple yet decorative cake stand on Lazada.! Perfect to serve up all the dessert you’ve been working hard to bake (or buy). It also improves the aesthetics of your space.

Price: RM12.50

2 Serveware

food serving tray

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You will definitely be needing food trays to serve up all your delicacies, these metal food trays with candle holders are great for keeping your rendang fresh and warm.

Price: RM39.90

3 Dining Set

ikea serveware

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For affordable dining needs, head on over to Ikea for fancy dinnerware. We love this green dining set, reminds us of fresh ketupats and duit raya packets!

Price: RM2.90 – RM99.00

Guest Seating

1 Seating

ikea bench

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We often find ourselves with more guests than seats. Most of us opt for those plastic stools but we suggest you invest in benches. Not only will they support more people, but you’ll also find them useful once the festive season is over. We love this bench from Ikea – it’s a bright and fun addition to your home.

Price: RM100.00

2 Carpets and Rugs

rays home essentials

SOURCE: ikea.com

With limited indoor space, adding more chairs and stools can overcrowd the space and inhibit foot traffic. Here is where carpets and rugs come in handy – you don’t want your guests sitting on bare floor, so make it comfier by adding this inviting faux fur rug from Ikea.

Price: RM39.90



inflatable bed

SOURCE: walmart.com

We all know that festive season means hosting relatives or friends overnight. If you lack space but still want to be host of year, then air beds are your most affordable and space-saving solution. This inflatable air mattress on Lazada costs under RM90!

Price: RM84.55

Need more help with your open house? Find out how to Host the Perfect Open House and How You Can Entertain Guests in a Small Home.

Why you should care

Is your home ready for your cousins, aunties, uncles, and then some?

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