Party dinner is the most important part of the holidays, for many people that celebrate this time of year. Therefore, the importance of the table setting cannot be lowered down. It will find itself in the souvenirs accumulated over the years, with many photographs of it coming back to view, over time. Here is what you need to know, in order to prepare the perfect table setting at Party, this year.
What is the Most Important Element on a Table?
If you want your Party table to be remembered in a positive way, when guests leave, you will certainly have to make sure that all colours work well together. That is the first thing that they will notice, when they enter into the dining room. However, this is not the most important element. What you need is French dinnerware that will provide comfort and beauty to all your guests, as they eat their meal. When you buy quality plates, it makes all the difference, both to the eye, and for the pleasure of eating, as well. What you want are solid porcelain plates embellished with a special design, not those fine plates that you are worried about throughout the whole dinner, asking yourself: What if I break one and it ruins the set? When you leave the Party table, you want your guests to feel like they have enjoyed every minute of it. And that is only possible if you offer them proper dinnerware.
What about Tablecloth and Runners?
This is certainly the base of Party table setting. If you want to be safe, choose a crisp white tablecloth. This is the perfect stabilizing element, to which you can then add the right color scheme for your plan. In that regards, you should also take in account the French dinnerware colours, so that they fit in with the runners that you will choose. For a warmer Party, you can leave the table as it is and just add a single runner to it. This will work well with a solid wood table or even one in glass. But if your table is not exquisite, do not hesitate and position a white tablecloth on it, first. If your dinnerware allows it, don’t hesitate to use glittery or metallic runners and/or tablecloth. The sparkly sensation is always welcome at this time of year.
What about Centerpieces?
We all know that there will be lots of food on the table at Party, but the truth is, it shouldn’t all sit there throughout the whole dinner. Get the plates to rotate, one after another, so that your dining room doesn’t look like a restaurant buffet. This should make room for great centerpieces that you can create with winter elements. For example, you can use a bowl in which you can place beads and pine codes mixed with string lights. It is even better if you pick the pinecones outside, yourself. Flowers are always a great idea. Just make sure that they are in-season, like poinsettias. For a more classical look, nothing beats red and white roses.