iftar table
From decorative table runners to trifle bowls and vases, there are lots of ways to dress up your iftar or suhoor table. Image Credit: Shutterstock

Are you ready to host a Ramadan meal your guests will remember? Whether it’s for iftar or suhoor, we’ve got you covered with tableware and decoration items that set the mood for the approaching month. In our list, you'll find stunning trifle bowls for fruit chaat and custards, vases to dress the table with colourful blooms, and traditional lanterns that kindle an ambiance unique to Ramadan. To get your themed decor just in time, become a Prime member for free, one-day delivery. Check out other items with great discounts as part of Amazon's ongoing Ramadan Sale.

1. Best Dessert Bowl: Godinger Trifle Bowl

For delicious trifles and tiramisu, or even salads and fruits, this meticulously crafted, Italian footed bowl is the ideal tableware. Made of lead-free crystal glass, its clean, classic design makes it a showstopper, no matter what its contents. And the fact that it’s dishwasher-safe means clean-up is a breeze. Your table can make do with just one, since it has a large capacity of 2.95 litres.

2. Best Themed Tray: Ramadan Wood Tray, 2 Pieces

It could be your table’s centrepiece, holding ornaments or decorative items. Better yet, you could place mini desserts on this elegant crescent moon and star tray so guests can pick their favourites. Either way, it’s sure to catch people’s eye with its Ramadan-themed motif.

3. Best Serving Stand: LAUCHUH 3-Tier Serving Stand

Why serve up samosas, falafels and other bite-sized snacks on boring plates, when they could make such a grand entrance? This sturdy three-tier tray changes the entire look of the iftar table, with its sophisticated appeal. Remove the serving platters easily for restocking or cleaning, and slide them right back into place. Each tray is made of food-grade porcelain, and is safe to go inside the dishwasher and microwave.

4. Best Vase: Ins Modern Glass Vase

An elegant dining table is incomplete without a flower arrangement. Use this tinted, handblown glass vase for a fresh bouquet of flowers – it’s sure to add style and beauty to your iftar. It's not too tall at 8.7 inches (22cm), which reviews call medium-sized.

5. Best Flower Decor: Party With Emma Artificial Flowers Bouquet

If you prefer not to use fresh-cut flowers, consider this elegant bouquet that includes six flowers and two buds. Made of soft, lightweight fabric, the bouquet is eco-friendly, durable and reusable – and it’s far cheaper than buying a real flower bouquet. Buy two sets to really plump up your flower arrangement and to get your table looking gorgeous. Reviewers leave five stars and mention that the blooms look just like the real deal in person.

6. Best Table Runner: Artoid Mode Ramadan Table Runner

Add a dash of Islamic art to your table with this elegant table runner. Made of 100 per cent spun polyester, the runner protects your table from hot pots and pans – just wash it in your washing machine and lay it flat to dry. It’s ideal for iftar, adding a festive touch to your dining table that seats four to six people. Reviews say the fabric is thick and durable, with vivid colours.

7. Best Fondue Pot: Progress Electric 1.4L Swiss Fondue Set

The best part about a party spread is the creative approach you can take with crowd-pleasing appliances. Give guests a great time with a fondue set that’s perfect for cheese, chocolate, and even vegetables or meat! This set includes eight forks, and has a generous capacity of 1.4 litres. It's guaranteed to be an instant hit with children, who'll love dipping their fruits into a chocolate fondue. Since it's an electric unit, reviewers like that it's safe for gatherings, without any flame in sight.

8. Best Lanterns: Shymery Ramadan Lantern, 7.8 inches (Set of 2)

A traditional design element that’s classic, these lanterns set the ambiance at your dining table, for Ramadan iftar. Made of eco-friendly materials, they are durable and scratch-resistant. Since they use batteries, they are safe to have around children, and can last for 70 hours. The lanterns cast a beautiful warm light, through their six-sided, delicately patterned mirror glass. Reviews say the lights aren't bright enough to be used as lamps, but love the soft candle-like illumination.

Our recommendations are independently chosen by Gulf News editors. If you decide to shop through links on our website, we may earn an affiliate commission, as we are part of Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.