Before the beautiful summer weather leaves us once again, we’re trying to fit in as many group gathering as we can. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love a dinner party with friends and family? We’ve rounded up a few quick tips to keep in mind when you throw the ultimate Dinner Party over Labor Day weekend:
Serving up a cheese plate to start? If it were up to us, we could eat cheese for the whole meal. But we love Real Simple’s guide to the perfect cheese platter, which outlines the different varieties to consider and what to serve with it. We recommend using one of Brooklyn Slate’s beautiful cheese boards, sure to catch the eye of your guests.
If you’re thinking about assigned seating, our 9oz S’well bottles are the perfect alternative to place cards. Use the Chalk Ink Pens to personalize each bottle with your guests’ names. At the end of the party, they’ll walk away with a fun memento of the night!
Set the table
You know the fork goes on the left, knife on the right, but you have to set the rest of the table too. We love the variety of flower arrangements The Bouqs creates and their guarantee of the freshest flowers.
Set the tone
Music will set the tone for any dinner party. You don’t want to put your guests to sleep, but you don’t want to feel like they’re eating dinner at a rave. We love Spotify’s “The Lounge Bar” playlist, that has stripped down lounge versions and covers of some of your favorite songs.
Gift for the host
As a guest, it’s customary to bring a bottle of wine, a dessert or a small gift for your host. Why not bring them a 25oz S’well! You can even chill a bottle of wine and put it in the bottle before giving it to your host so he or she can serve it.