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How to Set a Table for a Dinner Party

How do you set your table properly?

I assume you know how to set a table, but lets say you didn’t because some of you maybe¬†rarely host a dinner… ūüôā I received an email with the question on how to set a table properly, so I thought I would answer it here!

Beautiful, you have made it this far, invitations are out and your guests are almost here.

Food is cooked, wine is chilled… ¬†It’s time for a dinner party!

Remember the famous scene in¬† “Pretty Woman”,¬†when Julia Roberts says “slippery little su@#%!” (watch it)
as the escargot flies from her plate… for some reason I just thought of that.

Anyway… so you’re ready to set the table. Take a look below for the perfect layout.

The graphic below is pretty self explanatory¬†(oh, and the napkin goes on your left!) You could also place the napkin in the center of the plate with a napkin ring or just nicely folded. Try a fancy napkin fold¬†to surprise and delight your guests. And of course, don’t forget your napkin etiquette during the party!

In case you want to print out: download here!

To add a special touch to your table, add flowers and candle.¬†I personally don’t like large flower arrangements on the table during dinner, because it blocks the view to your guest and it’s sometime hard to have a conversation while¬†looking through the¬†plants :). However, simple¬†flower¬†arrangements¬†are always and elegant way to add a touch of color to your table setting and highlight the theme of the evening.

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formal seIf your a perfectionist, can you spot the little mistake on the picture above…? Happy dining.

xoxolisa

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