Dinner Party Essentials

Devouring delicious food in good company just got easier, thanks to these simple tips…

You don’t have to break the bank to host a real housewives worthy dinner party. In fact, you can put together an impressive  gathering by  incorporating what you already own and using a little imagination. To help plan your next bash, here are a few suggestions to get you started.

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1. Don’t forget about lighting –  Lighting is an important detail and shouldn’t be overlooked. To help set the mood consider dimming the lights,  decorating with candles of various heights or stringing cafe lights above the table.

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2. Flowers — Adding a simple floral arrangement to a table will help bring it to life.  They don’t have to look perfect, loose arrangements or vines and moss will work just fine.

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3. Mix and mingle expensive items with inexpensive finds — Break out your fine china and mix in inexpensive stemware to create an eclectic look. You can create a stunning table scape by adding in fabric napkins or plates in different colors or patterns.

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4. It’s in the details — Design pretty place cards, menu cards or even play a fun game.  Whatever you fancy, by adding in an interesting twist, you can create an engaging experience and a party friends and family will not forget.

Happy New Year

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“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And, I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”

It’s Been a While…

The past few months have been a little insane. From helping with the 2014 Gubernatorial Debate, working crazy hours, trying to stay on track with school and leaving my comfy job to try something new.  Although the decision to leave wasn’t easy — I gave up flexible hours, a shorter commute and two weeks off during the holidays, it was something I needed to do. Especially since I felt like I hit a brick wall and lost all of my creativity.

I was extremely nervous to take the plunge, but the challenge has been great, and I am excited to continue to grow professionally. I’m still getting used to everything and sometimes wonder if I made the best decision, but the decision has been made, and the only thing I can do now is embrace the change.  So, I am trusting the magic of new beginnings and hopefully everything will fall into place.

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