Dinner table setting ideas

savvy By savvy, 3rd Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Family>Urban Living

Guests dropping in on a short notice for dinner ; no hassles , here are a few ideas to brighten up your dinner table

Hand written place cards

Always writing your own place cards for the seating arrangements of the guests makes the setting more personal

Warm look

Mix styles to create an inviting table

Add more personality by placing all your designer candlesticks – wood, crystal, and porcelain alongside the plates giving a warm look to the table

Candle lamps are a joy adding warmth to the atmosphere.

Use non traditional colors

Instead of going in for the bright hues for the table cloth ; try a subtle color combo of blue and white or a pink & white

This gives an overall feeling of freshness. You could use the bright oranges, yellows, and reds for the flower arrangement.

The centerpiece

Centerpieces don't always have to be a floral arrangement.

Using artifacts which you may have collected during your recent short trip or vacation would give a new unique look as a centerpiece.

These pieces have a richness of spirit and give a soft elegant touch to the atmosphere

A separate vase for each diner

Break up a large bouquet and place each flower in a separate vase opposite each diner plate , this would add an individuality & make the diner feel special.

Use layering effect

For a relaxed & funky look, try layering.

With a subtle colored tablecloth use a bright checkered place-mat for the plates.

Use elegant silver or gold colored vases for the flower

Enjoy yourself

Last but not the least remember to relax and have a good time yourself.

Plan everything, do everything, then let it go with the flow. See to it that you have at least half hour after table setting to groom yourself & be presentable to the guests.

Have a warm evening & enjoy the dinner!!!

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Decorating, Dinner Party, Food, Invite Friends

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