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Amazon Dining Favorites 2021

Amazon is so convenient when it comes to planning dinner parties, not only can you find just about everything but you can get it quick (yes, I have ordered something the day of a party because I forgot). I just want to start off by saying these are all products I’ve purchased with my own money and have loved, I hope you enjoy them too! Pearl Toothpicks The devil is in the…

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Party Planning with Airtable

I’ve talked before how I like to stay organized for my parties. Well I have found a new tool that I’ve been loving called Airtable. I first learned to use it for my full time job, and now I use it for everything. From my grad school assignments, to my blog editorial calendar, to planning parties. I mean everything. It is so versatile and makes it easy to save ideas in one…

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Easter Table Décor 2021

tablecloth // salad plates // taper candles // bunny guest towels // bunny candle // bunny bowl // crystal glasses Easter is this Sunday, and if you are in need of some last minute Easter décor I’ve got you covered! Easter is a fun holiday to decorate for, I love the pastels and the bunnies. Here are all the links, but you can also click on the pictures below. Wildflower Floral Print…

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Valentine’s Day Table Inspiration 2021

This Sunday is Valentine’s day with COVID and cold weather I know many will be staying at home for the occaison. I thought it would be fun to share some inspiration for your Valentine’s table. I’ve found all of these on Instagram, so please feel free to check out the original post and show some love on Instagram. Heart Shaped Food I love anything heart shaped, and food is no exception. My…

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Updated Living Room Home Bar

I created this home bar area in our home earlier this year and finally feel like it is finished being styled. I’ve come a long way since I first talked about it in June. The Bar Cabinet As I mentioned in a previous post, I found this cabinet from Target and left out the middle shelves to fit a cooler into it and become a bar. I chose this particular cabinet because…

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Christmas Table Setting for 2020

It’s the week of Christmas and I thought I would share my Christmas table for the year. I made a few improvements since last year and I’m excited to share. The Table and Chairs First thought I would start with the table and chairs. I mentioned in a previous post about my dining room all about my new table and chairs. The table seats up to 12 which is great. I added…

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Affordable Wine Glasses to Dress Up Your Table

Finding beautiful, affordable wine glasses can be tough. The holidays are coming up, and I remember a year ago seeing gorgeous tablescapes with crystal glasses and dreaming of having my own. So dress up your table with these beautiful and affordable wine glasses. I will mention the price as of today, but know that prices may fluctuate. Traditional Crystal Look Some of these are crystal wine glasses, while others just have that…

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Dinner Party Extra Touches

Last week I wrote this post about what you need for a dinner party, then I published this post on how to manage your time leading up to the party to avoid stress. Today I thought I would write out all the other tips that did not fit into either of those posts, but are still helpful. Send Out Invitations Physical invitations are becoming more and more rare, but people still love…

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How to Manage Your Dinner Party

Hosting a formal dinner party can be stressful. There is decorating, cleaning, and of course all the cooking. Not to mention all of the things you need to even get started. The day of can get really hectic and overwhelming, so here are my tips to manage your time so that you aren’t scrambling when your guests arrive. The Days Before This really starts with the days before your dinner. Shop Go…

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Hosting a Dinner Party: What You Need

I started this blog because I love hosting and doing it on a budget. My husband and I had our first formal dinner party last year and the process of putting that together inspired me to start this blog because I loved it so much. On Instagram I always saw these amazing tables, and wanted to try to do the same with a much smaller budget. This post is a quick introduction…

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