Setting the Perfect Table for a Small Dinner Party


One of my readers called me and asked about planning a great romantic dinner so I decided to expand the idea and for the next few days I’m going to post about entertaining for a small group and finish up by giving some great Valentines Day dinner ideas especially for Stephanie.

When throwing a dinner party aside from the food, your tablescape may just be the most important element of the party. So when creating your table theme keep these tips in mind:

-A few days before the party, plan what you will use on the table. Set out your china, glassware, and silver and then plan to coordinate flowers and floral containers.

-Using architectural ornaments on the table is a good way to infuse your personal interests into a setting, but don’t overload the table with too many extra objects.

-To cover or not to cover? If the wood and grain of your table are pretty, no need for a tablecloth.

-Instead of a traditional tablecloth, cover a table with a great table runner.

-Get creative with napkin rings. Tie up linen napkins with ribbons or raffia and tuck in sprigs of fresh herbs like rosemary or small flowers.

-Create handmade placecards for a personalized touch that makes guests feel special and welcomed.

And Voilà!


One Response to “Setting the Perfect Table for a Small Dinner Party”

  1. impski Says:

    Awesome!!! I’ll be reading it all for next few days. I need all the help I can get!

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