Spring is officially here at last. Days are getting longer, nights are getting warmer and there’s a hint of green peeking through the snow. This might be the perfect time to invite people back into your home to celebrate the season. And what better way to reconnect with friends than to throw a dinner party? Why not be the first to host an evening soiree this season?
Step one: Picking the Flowers
Flowers are the perfect way to stage the comeback of spring. Consider using them in unexpected ways. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- a floral centerpiece
- a simple orchid in an interesting container (surrounded by moss)
- individual arrangements at each place setting
- a handful of flowers tied with a ribbon on top of the napkin
- fresh flowers strewn around the table with vines of ivy
- floating flowers and candles in a bowl
- using edible flowers in a recipe or as a garnish
Step Two: Setting the Table
If it’s been a while since you updated your dining room look, there’s no better time to splurge than when you’re throwing a party. Dining room collections have gone through amazing transformations recently, so be prepared to be wowed by the new looks. It’s not only the furniture making waves, flowers can make a bold statement here, too. Use them on your walls, on table linens, upholstery or rugs. Mix and match patterns to create a soothing floral palette that will be the perfect backdrop for your party.
Step Three: The Big Night
Once the party begins, make sure you have everything staged so you can enjoy the party as much as your guests. The table’s set, the flowers arranged and the food’s cooked. Now it’s time to sit back and smell the roses.