Entertaining Place Card Holders
Celebrating with friends and family is the highlight of any season. To create a tablescape that wows your guests, try coordinating the theme of the season with your table settings. Classic items like brass place card holders are dinner party staples to use during any season. Other classics include napkin rings in a variety of colors and a selection of napkins to coordinate with your favorite tablecloths. Tablecloths and napkins are available in both solid colors and patterns to give you the option of highlighting your centerpiece or table settings.
To highlight your table settings, choose a subtle centerpiece of flowers, and use patterned dinnerware with a subtly colored tablecloth. White tablecloths are a simple choice when you want to highlight your formal dinnerware, but gray or blue tablecloths are an option to bring out the colors in your table settings. For a fun dinner with friends, pair your Southwestern-colored plated with a copper charger, or serve each guest with a patterned tapas plate for an evening of cocktails and hors dʼoeuvres. Tapas parties are also an option for evenings with family and friends.
Create a delicious centerpiece for your tapas party by serving food on brightly colored platters, or mix Sangria in a punch bowl to create a drinkable centerpiece your guests. Simple table settings from Williams-Sonoma are a classic option if you want to highlight your centerpiece. To create a classic table setting, choose white dinnerware, and layer plates for an elegant, traditional look. Add color to the table with a patterned tablecloth and matching napkins, or choose a colorful bouquet of seasonal flowers for the centerpiece. During the holidays, you have the option of using seasonal foods or seasonal decor to create a centerpiece.
For a traditional dinner party during the holidays, a variety of serveware is available to set the theme of the evening. Choose a platter that has a turkey or autumn theme for Thanksgiving holidays, or pair pumpkin themed serveware with an orange tablecloth for a harvest themed table throughout the fall season. To make the season special for the family, serve soups and stews from a pumpkin soup tureen, or give your family pumpkin bowls to enjoy during the season. Pair the white bowls and tureen with a tablecloth that has an autumn theme to complete the seasonal look in your dining room.
After dinner, spend your time catching up with friends over a cup of tea or coffee. Select a set of matching cups and saucers, or select monogrammed cups for guests to take home as a gift. To keep beverage hot for an extended time, opt for double walled mugs. Double walled mugs are the perfect choice for hot coca with a friend because your drinks stays hot when you spend your time catching up between sips.
When catching up over lunch, add a cheese plate to the table. Select an olivewood cheese board paired with a coordinating set of cheese knives for a traditional table, or pair copper cheese knives with a slate board for a modern table. When serving a selection of cheeses, use cheese markers to assist guests in choosing a cheese that suits their personal preferences. Cheese markers are also reusable and available in a variety of styles to match your cheese board perfectly.
Wine is a welcome addition to cheese plates and at dinner parties., Serve both white and red wines to ensure your guests are pleased with the selection, or pair your wine with the meal you serve to accent the flavors of the foods. A decanter is a must-have item if wine connoisseurs visit your table. With the many options available, you can create a stunning tablescape that your friends and family can enjoy any time of the year.