1. THE CENTREPIECE
I usually start with the centrepiece, in this case, the Palace Garden table runner was a gorgeous starting place for making my table as transportive as possible.
2. THE FLOWERS
Next up are the flowers – choosing flowers that work in with the theme of your table really bring everything together. The colours and types of flowers you use are so important as they steer the look of the table. Peonies are great for soft pastel themes and they really set the mood for a colourful and festive table.
Flowers to match the table
My new tabletop collection!
I then fill in the gaps with my favourite tableware – plates, champagne glasses, cutlery and more. My favourite at the moment is of course, my newest Palace Garden plate set – they are so vibrant and fun, perfect timing to come out of lockdown and to enjoy time with friends.
If you’re a gourmet chef and can whip up delicious extravagant dishes then go for it! Otherwise if you’re like me and are not a gourmet chef, do what I do and choose dishes that can be made or prepared earlier. This way your dinner can be baked in the oven or in the case of dessert – sit in the fridge – so you can enjoy the evening with your guests not having to worry about making the dinner while they’re there. Remember, the best part of a dinner party is having fun with your guests!
My bonus tip is to have a special cocktail based on your dinner party theme ready for when your guests arrive. For example, for my new plate collection I would create a simple Rosé and berry cocktail – based on Marie Antionette.
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Thank you Tabbs! Xxx
My goodness, what a delightful setting! I love all of the beautiful flowers Your new collection is lovely.
Thank you Megan for the wonderful Dinner Party Tips. I’m loving all your dinnerware especially the Crown set. Will you bring that set back please♂️♂️a relentless Fan!