As you might already know, dinner parties not only make a great way to meet new people and initiate friendships. They bring people together and help to strengthen the bond between loved ones and strangers alike!
If you’re hosting a dinner party for any reason, you want to make sure that every aspect of decoration is on point, including table scaping (artistic table decoration). How you decorate the table/s can impact the dinner party theme, vibe, and overall dining experience of your guests.
And while tablescaping prowess mostly revolves around creativity, the decoration items you have at hand can make or break the success of the evening.
You shouldn’t miss five things when bedecking the table for your next dinner party.
- Quality Dishware and Silverware
Why would you want to compromise your dining experience by putting out cheap dishes and serving pieces? Or not having enough silverware, forks, or spoons to serve every guest?
To the host, it may start with meal prepping or even shopping, but the goodness of food for your guests begins with the plate.
So, you won’t want to skimp on the serving pieces. The more people you have dining around the table, the bigger your table will become. The same goes for serving pieces.
You don’t want less than a dozen silverware for the table, alongside several forks, spoons, and knives. You’ll need a lot of it, especially if you have different guests from different cultural backgrounds.
Flowers are among the best things that can make your table look fabulous. When creatively displayed or placed in artistic jars, blooms of red roses, for instance, make the table vibrant.
All thanks to their colorful petals and pleasant fragrances, these gorgeous roses can go a long way in uplifting the mood of every guest. They create a positive vibe and interesting atmosphere that makes the entire place look cheered up.
What’s more, arrangements that you can get for just a few dollars are available if you order them from a reputed florist or buy them in bulk.
Whether you choose to go for an elegant tablecloth or a simple piece of cotton cloth for dressing your dinner party table, choosing the right tablecloth is crucial.
Instead of plain or boring and ordinary, go for a colored piece that you can easily arrange in different ways to create unique table centerpieces.
The best part about tablecloths is that you can use them again and again for different events and occasions.
- Placemats and Coasters
Placemats/coasters make a significant difference in the overall dining experience. While their main purpose is to protect the dinner table from messes and heat, they also help keep your dinner setting organized.
This makes them a great item for decorating your table and organizing it stylishly before the dinner party.
Placemats come in different sizes, shapes, patterns, and designs, so it’s best to pick the ones that complement the rest of your decor and dinner party theme!
- Wine Glasses
Glassware is important whether you have a long table or a small table for four. You can impress your guests with various wines or even gin cocktails at your upcoming dinner party with enough glasses.
Wine glasses, in particular, create a dramatic effect. They should be huge and a little more special than the average. They can be a part of the decoration, so pick the ones that catch your eye.
With these decoration essentials and others like candles and mason jars, you can bring the magic of a dinner party to your table. All it takes is a mix of creativity and practicality. Set the mood for your guests by carefully planning the place settings, even without the help of a pro.