The Sucessful Dinner Party

Written by Kim LaBarbera

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Forrepparttar long run When you can further update you dinnerware, change your eating utensils. These step by step changes do not have to be expensive, they can berepparttar 148480 price of your regular dishware. The secret is not to use them every day. You will always have that that clean, finished look, right on hand. To add a professional appearance to your dinner table, spruce uprepparttar 148481 place settings and server ware. Salad bowls that are made of new wood, (crystal is always preferred) make your guests feel important, because you put alot of thought intorepparttar 148482 salad. Sparkling clean serving trays, make a big difference. Don't forget that you can dress anything up, by lining it with a cloth napkin. Place mats made of a wicker or cloth material are very nice. Don't forget coasters, if you decide not to use a light colored table cloth (dark colored table cloths really only work in Italian restaurants). As for a center piece, fresh cut flowers in a nicely decorated vase, are always good. However,repparttar 148483 vase has to be taken out ofrepparttar 148484 room when it is time to serverepparttar 148485 meal, becauserepparttar 148486 fragrance will distractrepparttar 148487 palate. This is very important to remember: When serving food, do not choose quality over quantity. There is nothing worse than trying to impress someone and just when you've pulled it off, you run out of food. Don't get me wrong, make surerepparttar 148488 food is impressive enough and has quality taste, but also make sure there is enough of it. Your guests may try to comfort you and say that it's alright, if you run out of food, but it's not, i.e. make your guests want to come back. Always keep an eye out for a good buy alongrepparttar 148489 way. Don't wait until you have to entertain, to findrepparttar 148490 right cocktail forks. These arerepparttar 148491 best sites that I have found, for quality and price. You are likely to find everthing you need. Tabletops etc. Beatiful tableware from a network of 700 businesses. The best variety of replacement crystal and flatware, online. Dinnerware Depot, Inc. Beautifully designed plates and accessories. You will find some great deals here. Ceramica Lavish designs, hand painted on to ceramics. These are specialty items, forrepparttar 148492 table top. If you want to present a perfect dinner table, you must stop by, they have terrific prices too. Crate&Barrel They have a wonderful line of accessories specifically for home entertaining. The Royal Carries an exquisite selection of plain and printed doilies.

Kim LaBarbera has worked in the food service industry for twenty years, including Craft Service. Her selection of desserts and coffee can be found at Delightful Biteful

Create a Table Centerpiece That Works for Most

Written by Joanie Williams

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4) Start aroundrepparttar edges, putting one or two on opposite sides. Criss-crossrepparttar 148266 stems as you go. This does two things, it helps to stabilizerepparttar 148267 flowers, and if your vase is clear it makes a pleasing arrangement throughrepparttar 148268 water. 5) Keep filling in, makingrepparttar 148269 middle flowers slightly higher thanrepparttar 148270 sides so you create a bit of an arc. The experts say it’s always good to aim for a shape to your arrangement. In this case we’re creatingrepparttar 148271 suggestion of an arc or half-circle shape. 6) Arrange ferns aroundrepparttar 148272 sides underneathrepparttar 148273 flowers, so it looks likerepparttar 148274 ferns are almost cradlingrepparttar 148275 flowers. 7) Trim ruthlessly. If a flower sticks out, pull it out and cut it again. 8) Checkrepparttar 148276 arrangement on all sides to make sure everyone has a pleasing view and make any adjustments. 9) Place your arrangement onrepparttar 148277 table and position your candles. 10)Like what you’ve done? Take a picture of this simple floral table centerpiece so you can rememberrepparttar 148278 next time you need a quick and easy centerpiece.

That's it! Now you have a simple white table centerpiece that goes with almost anything else you use to decorate your dinner party table. _______________________________________

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