Time to Entertain

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | Category: Events

If you’ve got a dinner party or something special on the horizon and you’re trying to decide just how to make it special,  make sure you put some time and effort into the small details including the flowers, table setting and even the cocktail napkins that are being served with your drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  You don’t need to spend a lot to make your evening special, you just need to spend some time doing it!  Take a look at some of my favorite center pieces, bars and party details below.  I’ll definitely be using some of these ideas for my next shindig!


I love how this bar is fully stacked with beverages and a bowl of candy for an extra treat as you refresh your drink

Throw a sprig of lavender or something sweet from your garden onto your place setting

Pre mixed drinks are always a hit because it’s less work for the guests.  The mason jars add a special summery touch

Use a simple color scheme and find less expensive flowers that look absolutely stunning once you arrange them on the table

Don’t forget to add flowers to the bar – they’ll get noticed for sure!

Get creative with your votives and use seashells as candle holders

Be sure to serve something that’s fun and tasty and will be talked about for days like these fried raviolis!

Use the flowers from your farm to create a natural fresh arrangement

Use a variety of pretty cocktail napkins that are collecting dust in your closet or shop for something extra cute that might even have a personal message on it

Use your leftover chevron fabric and create a fun table runner

There are a million ideas out there and these are just a few.  It’s a reminder to put a little extra effort into your party decor.  If you’re gonna throw a party you want it to be a success so spend a little extra time on the details 😉

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6 Comments to 'Time to Entertain'

Angela Mack 28 Mar 12 at 9:11 am


patty 29 Mar 12 at 9:40 am

great ideas! we are having a shindig this weekend for our Condos for Sale Hoboken and these are definitely going to be used. thanks!

Cottage David 04 Apr 12 at 9:30 am

I love the premixed drinks in the mason jars. I will definitely use that idea this summer.!

KellyGreeny 09 Apr 12 at 4:48 pm

Love the use of flowers and herbs to add color. Perfect now that we are in Spring!

Contempo Space 10 Apr 12 at 2:48 pm

this is how I’ll be entertaining over the summer!

Jenny 22 Oct 12 at 4:50 pm

Love the use of flowers! Fun and festive. I live in northern Michigan however, so ‘spring’ is usually in late June. Last spring (March) I had a party and used silk arrangements from http://www.silkplantsforever.com and the result was outstanding! There was still some snow on the ground outside, and the flowers signaled of the promise to come … not that it was necessarily ‘there’ yet, but it made a lovely contrast under the circumstances.

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