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3 Timeless Decorating Ideas for Your Next Dinner Party

When you are throwing a dinner party, it is important for things to look elegant and effortless. You have booked the caterer and planned the venue, but the one thing you have left to manage is the decorating. This part should be the most fun, but with so much time and energy spent in arranging all of the other details, you may be at a loss for where to begin. Use these suggestions to help you get started.

3 Timeless Decorating Ideas for Your Next Dinner Party

Fresh Cut Flowers

You have gone to a lot of trouble to make sure that every detail is perfect, do not skip out here. Fake flowers will not cut it. They simply look fake. You might design some clever or themed center pieces for your table, but the simplest answer is usually the best. Fresh cut flowers are beautiful and authentic. Best of all an arrangement does not have to be fancy to be elegant. In fact, the opposite tends to be true: the simpler, the better. Put your flowers in simple glass vases which can be purchased in a discount store, or in mason jars. Tie a bow around them and you are ready to show them off.

Choose a Theme

Most events these days center on a theme. There’s good reason for that. Choosing a theme will give you some guidance for the rest of your decorating choices and help you to keep things from looking haphazard. Everything from the center pieces to the dinnerware to the linens and lighting is likely to be directed by this theme. Food may also refer back to the theme of your event. If you wanted to take it far enough, you could suggest to guests via their invitations that they dress appropriately for the theme.

Hiring Help

If you are expecting a large turnout, chances are good you will need some help. You may have already hired a caterer, so dinner is taken care of. But what about the decorating? You can find party event rentals like Party People Rentals & Sales to help you with everything from tables and chairs to tents, linens and lighting. One of the most timeless ideas– whether for decorating or anything else– is to hire someone else to do it for you.

Your dinner party is sure to be an elegant affair. Using these tips will help you to make it look like the party it was meant to be. Take a moment to step back and admire your work. With the planning done and the guests on the way, the only thing left to do is relax and enjoy.

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