You don't know how it happened, but all of the sudden your guest list for tonight's dinner party expanded from six to 16. If this sounds all too familiar, maybe it's time you admit it: You're a more-is-merrier entertainer, and you need to be prepared for what it all means. Rather than seat your friends and loved ones at every possible surface in your home (hello, writing desk!), we think you should consider the most efficient and versatile of dining options: the expandable table. The transformer of the dining world, these drop-leaf and extension tables grow to fit your needs either with a stored top that is added to widen the table, or with built-in leaves that fold up. Scroll to shop 18 we thing will make you, and your guests, happy campers.
Crate & Barrel Origami Drop Leaf Dining Table ($699)
Restoration Hardware Drifted Oak Parsons Extension Dining Table ($795 and up)