How to host a FAB private party
With the silly season very much underway, here’s how to get the décor right as you host an unforgettable private party.
A blue and white theme is always classic and elegant. A striped runner down the table is all you really need to tie the look together. Here, the success of the look is in its simplicity. For a day to evening function, bring the outdoors in with some greenery and add fairy lights to finish off the look. A must for a sophisticated gala dinner.
For a burst of colour, small bunches of brightly coloured bouquets down the middle of the table are a striking addition to a muted room. Play up the crystal finish of the glasses with long glass candlesticks or candelabra. The different heights and interlaced nature of this table allows conversation to flow freely, which is ideal for events where networking is paramount.
This country-style table is a beautiful lunch option. Here, the focus is on ‘organic’ – the woven underplate, the exposed wooden table and the unfussed country blooms. The only real colour is the burnt orange and lemon yellow of the flowers. The addition of rose-gold cutlery and crystal stemmed glasses give an elegant nod to this pared down table.
A ‘blank canvas’ room with gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows, boasting an unforgettable view, deserves a table that can really live up to its surroundings. Opting for a dark tablecloth, such as Cobalt blue, helps to anchor the table in such a light and bright room. The Tiffany chairs in gold instantly add the glam factor, plus mirror the incredible (slightly bespoke) chandeliers. From there, white or cream is the trifecta on a gorgeous − albeit, relatively simple − table and from there, the flowers are kept quite minimalistic.
Don’t underestimate the power of a simple look done really well. Just a few single stem flowers in tones of rose gold and gold, in clusters in the middle of the table, add a whimsical feel. Play up the textures with a glittery look and add tealight candles to create beautiful twinkling light on each table as the sun starts to set. Enjoy your party!
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