‘Tis the season for dinner parties. Enjoy a few of my favorite dinner tips…
Build excitement with the invite:
Your invitations offer peek into the style and them of your dinner. If your going glam, you’ll need an invitation to match.
The thickness of the paper, the wording and even the time of the dinner will clue guest into the formality of the event. Metallic inks and foils can add a touch of luxe and fancy to your invitation and still keep the design sophisticated.
Inform about the attire:
This will guarantee a smart look for the entire guest list. If you are planning to hold a formal dinner let your guest know how you would them to be dressed for the occasion. Nobody wants to be under-dressed.
Formal or Cocktail, Business Casual, Beach Casual or Casual are terms that are often used to described the dress code… don’t try to get to creative with describing the dress code. Otherwise your guest will feel confused and nobody wants to look out of place.
- black tie should appear in the lower right-hand corner of the invitations, if you wish your guest to arrived dressed in formal attire.
- When a response card is sent with the invitation, it should be used for the reply, rather than a handwritten response.
John and Barbara
cordially invite you for
a night on the terrace
to celebrate the new year
Saturday, June the sixth
65 Beverly Hills
your presence is
at The Country Club
117 Seaside Drive
on Sunday, April 11th
for Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
at six o’clock in the eveningDinner immediately followingName of Host / Hosts
is requested at my
Dinner & Cocktail Party
Create an ambiance :
Hosting a glamorous dinner is as much about creating a beautiful stage and being a gracious host. Make it fun by adding stylish details, music and candles. If your hosting a more intimate dinner the light can be dimmed.
If you have a beautiful centerpieces you should high light it with colors or lights.
Light up the dessert or the cocktail area. Draw attention to the beautiful things and conversation pieces of your dinner decor. Winter Chic Looks are COOL, CLEAN, SCANDINAVIAN OR SIBERIAN WINTER decoration looks.
Delay dinner fifteen (15) minutes for a late guest. When the guest arrives, he or she is served the course that is being served at the time.
A season of deliciousness…