An Intimate Gathering

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My affinity for hosting dinner parties is a true sign that I am my mother’s daughter. I love every piece, from creating a menu for our guests to setting a pleasant table, and of course the conversations of good company.

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Even though we are hosting in the comforts of our own home, we take dinner parties as an opportunity to create a lovely presentation by setting a complete table. Low placed flower arrangements add pretty details while being unobtrusive to the table and conversation.

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Placing water and wine glasses ensures our guests don’t need to stand up and search for glasses, and of course coordinated plates and napkins to pull everything together.

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When throwing a dinner party we want our guests to feel at ease. Having some aperitif cocktails and hors d’oeuvres ready for them as soon as they walk in sets a relaxed and welcoming mood.

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I also like to place unscented candles at the table to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The unscented candles don’t interfere with the smells of the food, which is essential for guests to fully enjoy their curated meals.

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The intimacy of hosting a dinner with a small group of close friends is the highlight of any dinner party. Welcoming our friends to our home and having everyone enjoy a good meal and great conversation makes all of the cooking and prep work worth every step.

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One Comment on “An Intimate Gathering”

  1. […] rosé champagne cocktails, and my friends loved the flavor combinations. I will certainly miss hosting in that apartment, but I am very excited to resume once our kitchen remodel in our new home is […]


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