The Oscars are the granddaddy of all award shows, and if you're throwing a dinner party this Sunday for the occasion, your tabletop should reflect that spirit. Channel Hollywood glamour by greeting guests with pieces that feature gold accents for a sophisticated showcase. Shop on for plates, glasses, bowls, and more that are all about the glitz and glamour that's truly worthy of Hollywood's biggest night.
Nobody knows their way around a tablescape better than a wedding planner and Genevieve Roja has been fine-tuning her skills for years. As the founder of Lily Spruce, Genevieve shows brides that you don't need to sacrifice style to throw a sustainable event. We invited Genevieve to share her easy tips for creating a beautiful reception table, using a wedding she planned at San Francisco's Cavallo Point, as an example.
Take it away, Genevieve!
Whether you're planning a Valentine's Day surprise just for you and your sweetie or a dinner party for a big group, step up for the occasion with celebratory tabletop decor. Hearts and reds aren't just for Valentine's cards — they have a place at mealtime, too. Here's how to get dainty with the dinner table!
Hanukkah's around the corner, and if you're someone preparing to throw a celebration, the right tabletop will go a long way in setting a festive mood. We've gathered some Hanukkah-themed dinnerware essentials that are both sophisticated and fun — perfect for hosting your upcoming holiday dinner party.
Laurie Furber's pursuit of a stylishly sustainable lifestyle inspired her to launch Greenhouse Design Studio, a hybrid of an online shop, social networking site, and resource guide for green businesses. While curating a sustainable home takes time, Laurie believes in starting small. Her suggestion? Implement thoughtful details that make holiday entertaining easier and more eco-friendly — regardless of budget or aesthetic.
Laurie's entertaining style is decidedly casual and usually involves candlelight and a bountiful buffet, allowing guests to self serve and mingle freely. With the holidays approaching, she's sticking to simple guidelines and a few tricks to get her through the season.
Cheap paper decorations from the dime store are certainly one way to spruce up your home for Halloween, but your party runs the risk of looking like a children's fun house. Never fear: with some basic crafting tools and the investment of your time, you can create your own Halloween decor that's both spooky and sophisticated. We turned to our favorite inspiration, Etsy, and found 10 devilish decorating designs that you can make yourself without setting you back a fortune!
You never know when the party mood might strike, so it's best to be prepared for any and all special occasions. If you regularly like to host a few pals at your place, then stock up on these entertaining must haves. From stylish serveware to versatile, can't-skip tools, here are all the essentials you need to make sure you can host at a moment's notice.
If you're still planning on throwing a Fourth of July bash but haven't had a chance to corral the last-minute necessities, not to worry! We're making it easy for you with a list of entertaining essentials ranging from stylish acrylic stemware to mobile minibars and everything in between. Best of all, the absence of stars-and-stripes combos means that you can have a hint of patriotic pizzazz without having to worry about stashing everything until the next Fourth of July.
With Spring in full bloom, there's no better way to get into the spirit of the season than some fresh, fragrant flowers. You may think that getting a dose of the color and beauty of flowers could only come in the form of an arrangement, but guess again. It may sound a little outside of your comfort zone, but injecting a little flower power may add a potent punch of flavor or lively color to wake up some tired recipes. Looking to get a little inspired? Here are four ways to bring floral flavors to your table.
- Freeze petals in ice. Freezing violet or rose petals in ice can make a Spring cocktail so much more exciting. The process is simple, but the outcome of the spectacle is elegant and will have all of your guests ooh-ing and aah-ing.
- Brew them in some tea. Chamomile is the staple of the tea world, but switching things up with some iced hibiscus tea can bring a welcome dose of flower power to your Spring table.
Keep reading for two more ways to enjoy floral flavors this Spring.