Do the Holidays have you in withdrawal? I've got the perfect potion for you! Today’s post is going to be a little different. Usually, we focus on weddings, but today, I’m going to be discussing about a topic that can apply to everyone, not just brides: dinner parties.
I’ll give you a second to catch your breath. I know dinner parties can be a source of tension and anxiety. Don’t worry; I’m here to help. Try to focus on these key elements, and the rest of your dinner party will fall into place.
1. Start with a theme. It could be as highbrow as a Gatsby-themed dinner party or as simple as a rust and gold color scheme in honor of fall. Whatever theme you decide on, allow it to guide you as you plan the details of your party. 2. You don’t have to do it all yourself. Enlisting help by, for example, hiring a caterer will allow you to focus on the big picture goal: hosting an event your guests will love. 3. Consider your seating arrangements. Round tables allow guests to converse more easily, and short, non-fussy centerpieces will be less likely to impede conversation. Remember to leave enough space between seats that guests have space to move their elbows! 4. Be conscious of time. Have all of your table settings and decorations done by the time your guests arrive so you can focus on helping them settle in and feel welcome.
Still feeling a little tense? I’d love to help you figure out the details as you plan your dinner party at Perfect Settings. Give me a call so we can get started!