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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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A Blue and White Fall Table

I love fall, but don’t always want to change the color scheme of my home to incorporate the season. Instead I opt for switching out my typical pastels for darker shades. Here are a few things I would place on my blue and white fall table. 1. Artesia Natural Rattan Charger Plate While these can be used pretty much year round, I love the earthy feel for fall. Rattan is a great…

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Three Walmart Hosting Favorites

One of my favorite places to get home goods is Walmart. They have a decent selection in the store for when you need things ASAP, but they have a wonderful selection online. In this post we are focusing on three essentials I have and use for dinner parties as well as everyday activities. Better Homes & Gardens 20 Piece Arlo Flatware Set – Mirror Finish This flatware set is a steal. I…

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All About Fine China

Did you ever have that one collector’s toy as a kid that you weren’t allowed to take out of the packaging and play with? That is kind of what eating off of fine china feels like. It seems like china is losing popularity. It used to be a feature on all wedding registries, and now most people don’t even bother. China may bring back memories of your grandmother’s old china hutch with…

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