Let Me...Entertain You: A Gallery of Party Decorating Ideas
My inner, social butterfly appears whenever I see images like the ones featured here in today's Joy of Nesting blog. I especially love informal gatherings which is odd because I'm more of a formal person.
There is something warm and wonderful about entertaining ala rustica. Most of these entertaining ideas capture that rusticity. I provided photo or designer credit wherever available.
Grapefruit and rosemary spritzers on a tray.
Lovely graphic patterns from Hen House Linens.
Dining Etiquette 101, because we need a little guidance at times.
Lavender votive, sweet as can be and easy to assemble with a dab of double sided Scotch Tape.
Monogrammed bottle tags.
Dining chez Muriel Brandolini.
Margarita shots in salted lime halves. Adorable, even if a little cumbersome.
A spot of brilliance from Los Angeles interior designer Nathan Turner: green beans and dips in pewter julep cups.
There is nothing quite so convivial as a service bar. This one features olive and olive oil samplings.
One of the most charming ideas I have seen in awhile...fireflies.
There are times to pull out all the stops. This Moroccan inspired table shouts "girlfriend's birthday".
My neice Ruby Sabine would approve of this idea: slate place mats.
For the bridal shower. Swizzle sticks are easy and inexpensive to make. I did mine with quality balsam sticks from a craft store.
Rugs leading to an outdoor pavilion provide a sense of festivity.
Creativity can fall by the wayside when faced with the challenges of cooking for company. When I plan an event or dinner party, it's extremely helpful to have one or two go-to places for a wide variety of curated ideas. I like keeping mine in my Pinterest files.
For more of the ideas I've been collecting lately, click here.
Posted by shiree segerstrom at 8:47 AM