5 Tried-and-True Bits of Entertaining Wisdom
This post was written by Domaine's social media editor, Dana Covit.
Throwing a beautiful, fun dinner party involves a lot of moving parts—and anyone who's pulled it off knows there’s more to it than having your guests show up on time with a bottle of red or white in tow. In hopes of expanding our entertaining expertise, we recently asked our Instagram followers to share their own know-how for getting it right. From advice on achieving the perfect warm glow, to ensuring you enjoy yourself, too, these are the words of wisdom we’re remembering next time we host.
"Perfect music. It becomes the soundtrack for your event and puts people in a good mood." — @lwhitney25
"I keep the linens and plates crisp and ivory to best showcase the colors of the season on the plate. I also like to use beeswax candles in my votive holders because they cast a flattering, warm, and romantic light at any time of year." — @sarameli
"Don't take yourself too seriously! Mix and match random items from around your house. Give new life to them and use them in unexpected ways. Everybody always loves when you do a little DIY and make something that's personalized for them. As long as you stick to a certain color scheme or style, whatever you throw together will look great!" @alamiranoor57
"Play with levels and don't be scared to go high with centerpiece art and flowers and low with dramatic oversized table linens. Seating counts too!" — @daretobedomestic
"Prep beforehand, so you're only taking things out of the oven or adding the dressing to the salad. That way you might actually be able to enjoy your dinner!" — @bugmealex
Do you have any secrets to hosting a stellar dinner soirée? Share in the comments below!