It has arrived!! The season of oh-so-perfect weather and entertaining. Everyone loves a Fall dinner party, but everyone loves decorating for a dinner party even more! We have thrown our fair share of get togethers over the years, so here are some of our favorite (and often overlooked) details!
The first place to start, is the table! After all, you’ve worked hard to prepare the food, drinks, and guest list, so you want the highlight of the evening to be perfect! Place mats are an easy, eye catching way to spice up the table, not to mention protect your table from any scratches, or stray food. Our Gold Confetti Placemats are beautiful, and functional! Tear off for easy placement...and disposal! These are also great on a buffet table under each dish, as you can write the information about each dish right on the paper. Don’t worry about washing cloth placemats, clean up is easy! It is a nice touch to customize the table setting without a lot of additional work!
The next part of the table, of course is plates. Sometimes it’s fun to be purely decorative, especially when you’ve pulled out your fancy dishes. We love this Scalloped Wood Charger, to create visual interest in your table and highlight your plates for your fancy (or not so fancy) event! You can dress them up or dress them down. We love the possibilities!
The last part of the table, the centerpiece, is always the biggest decision. For us, we still like to keep the “dinner” theme going! The Bianca Wine Barrel Lazy Susan is a great way for your guests to easily grab food, and come back for seconds. Or, another favorite is our Gold Dot Tray. A stylish way to keep the evening interactive, and brighten your table!
Moving away from the table, we know there will be time to mingle while you wait for all the guests to come. Starting off with a fancy cocktail, is a great way to set the mood. Show off your Mint Julep Cups! You can even arrange them on your stunning Criss Cross Small Golden Tray for an easy to welcome cocktail as guests arrive
What is the one thing that happens at every dinner party? Someone always forgets which wine glass is theirs. Not at your dinner party! Our Wine-O’s attach to the stem of the wine glass, for easy identification. Simple, but incredible useful. Just hand your guests a color, and you’re good to go!
Speaking of glasses...we love to mix up our glasses with different patterns, and styles. Not only is it pretty, but it makes it easier for your guests to remember which glass was theirs. These Platinum Band Glasses can be used in so many different ways. Show off your fancy cocktail, sangria, or lemon water. Or, if it is a small gathering use the extras as a vase, or tea light holder. Multi-functional items are always a favorite!
Lastly, our favorite cocktail hour piece is the Gibson Bar Cart. Think of it as a blank canvas to decorate exactly how you want! Placing it at the front door, for welcome drinks, is one of the best entertaining favorite tricks. It sets the tone for the party, and the perfectly decorated piece is the first thing your guests see. What a great way to add function and flare to your dinner party!
During this dinner party season, don’t forget to have fun with your decor! It’s a great opportunity to show off your home, and creativity. Check out even more of your entertaining favorites on our website: nestinteriordesign.net
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