MoMA Chat Plates

When a guest doesn’t know anyone at a party, she usually ends up talking to the host or congregating around the snacks and booze. But these Chat Plates designed by Ikuko Nakazawa, which resemble conversation bubbles from manga comics, will remind everyone that the whole point of a party is to schmooze. Each set includes one large plate and two smaller ones that are microwaveable and dishwasher safe. This is the perfect time of year for entertaining, as you know, and your guests will thank you for not inundating them with more holiday-themed decorations. [$48, Velocity]