10 Pieces To Make Your Dinner Party Picture Perfect
Our Editor-in-Chief, Rachel Zoe, is known for pulling off dinner parties for 30 people or more and making it look easy. Take a tip from Rachel and focus on the fine details: exquisite serving pieces, layers of gorgeous glass and monochromatic white flowers and tea lights.
Layers Of Chic Crystal
If you tend to keep your crystal in a cupboard year-round, there's no time like the present to bust it out and really enjoy the opulence glassware adds to a table. Mix different heights to create layers of sparkle with water, wine and champagne stemware. If you don't have enough of any one style, make each place setting different and evenly distrubuting the pieces you have throughout the table.
Stellar Serving Pieces
Using extra serving pieces may create extra clean up, but the presentation of absolutely everything looks best when it comes from a golden-edge platter! Take the time to fill glass pitchers with sparkling and flat water, put condiments in charming crystal jars and place food that comes to the table on chic serving trays.
Festive Finishing Details
Even though you light the candles right before the guests arrive, you can certainly place them on the table early in the day to save yourself unnecessary last-minute stress. Cover the table in simple votives, low profile white flowers (so your guests can see each other over the arrangements) and freshly ironed napkins. These details will give any table an overwhelming feel of luxury and glamour.
Whether you’re celebrating Passover, Easter or just having a fabulous spring dinner party, the key to creating a glamorous table is breaking out all your precious crystal and making the room come alive with flowers and ambient lighting. Add layers of sparkling stemware, use silver and gold trimmed serving platters, dim the lights and let the candles set the room aglow. The finishing details of the room are the first thing your guests will notice, so give yourself a little extra time to setup to make the space picture perfect.