An Intimate GatheringPosted: January 12, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.