Easy Entertaining 101

Ok busy #bossmoms, you know you want to entertain…but sometimes the idea is a bit daunting and exhausting. But what if we told you it could be easy to create a beautiful and memorable dinner, shower, or party?

Here are a few things to get you started!

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THEME IT

Themes create a fun aspect for younger and older women alike. And for the entertainer or hostess, it allows for an easy shopping list and quickly narrows down needed items. No matter if it’s a six-person dinner party, a bridal shower, or a community event, themes will help both you and your guests.

EXAMPLE:

Need some theme ideas? How about a Kitchen themed bridal shower, South of the Border dinner or Farm to Table dessert tasting?

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SHOP YOUR HOUSE

Use what you already have! We come across so many women who don’t realize they can use their in-house dinnerware, glassware, and serving dishes for all of their events. And by thinking outside the box, a table can have instant personality!

EXAMPLE:

Water glasses can be repurposed for holding flower arrangements, your large white plates can be used as chargers beneath grandma’s petite china, and candle sticks can be mismatched for extra charm. We recommend using neutral colored entertaining and serving items because it allows the food and decor to be the center focus. Once you have your theme and your items needed for the event think décor

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SMALL EXPENSE, LARGE IMPACT

Décor doesn’t need to be expensive or high-end to make an impact. I always like buying a bundle of affordable flowers and set out candles as the perfect aesthetic on a dinner table. My favorite little secret is using small details to create a large impact.

EXAMPLE:

When using small details with large impact, I suggest using simple items that can go a long way. For example, you’ll see in the photos how a singular bunch of eucalyptus was used for a beautiful and statement-making centerpiece. I also hand dyed the table runner for a total of $10.00! By using dishes the hostess already owned, it created the perfect aesthetic!

The farm-to-table dessert menu and wine from our local grocery store made for a night of laughs, stories, and fun!


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WRITTEN BY SARAH JOHNS: ENTREPRENEUR, CREATIVE, FLORAL AND EVENT DESIGNER.