With Spring comes Easter, Passover, Weddings & Baby Showers ~ They are all almost here!!
Let’s have some festive fun planning to celebrate being together again!! Entertaining is an enjoyable, personal way to share with those we love and care about!!
Our table décor and menus show our creative love!! Will you be hosting brunch, lunch, cocktails, or dinners…or all??
What is in your mind’s eye for a festive get-together? What do you already have? What will refresh and make your 2022 hosting even more fun, loving and memorable? What will you need…colorful napkins, cloth, plates, glasses, and flatware?? It’s always fun to “shop in our closets” first…pull out dinnerware, linens, and recipes, then decide what and where you might be entertaining! Indoors or out: buffet, sit down…or picnic?? What will make you and your guests smile??
Are you baking or cooking up a storm, ordering out, or in? Williams – Sonoma and Neiman’s have some great gourmet ideas…salmon, caviar, blinis…even some Peter Rabbit edibles and collectibles for holiday, new baby, or happy weekend celebrations!! Plan ahead!!
Everything looks and tastes better when “plated” on great dinnerware. Whether you are serving appetizers, dinner, or dessert! They can be simple or ornate! Quality and design speak volumes: porcelain, bone china, ceramic, stoneware, or glass. You set the mood to reflect the occasion and your taste! Formal, casual, rustic…all can be chic and fun!
Vietri “Foglia” Green Dinner Plate (Ross-Simons) | Annieglass Edgey Salad Plate (Bloomingdale’s) | Baccarat Harmonie Double Old-Fashioned (Bloomingdale’s) | Herend Chinese Bouquet Egg Bonbon (Neiman Marcus) | Haviland & Parlon Syracuse Turquoise Dinner Plate (Neiman Marcus)
What will you choose for your themes and color schemes? Maybe you’ll be inspired by a vintage or new plate, flower, dress, or scarf you would love to wear as the hostess??
Mottahedeh Bargello Dessert Plate (Gracious Style) | Vintage Etched Water Goblets (Williams Sonoma) | At Home in the Garden (Amazon) | Sferra Festival Solid Apple Table Linens (Gracious Style) | Hunt Slonem Colorful Bunnies Cocktail Napkins (Neiman Marcus) | Peter Rabbit Large Mache Egg (Williams Sonoma) | Famille Rose Mixed Salad Plates (Williams Sonoma) | Famille Rose Tablecloth (Williams Sonoma) | Peter Rabbit Cake (Williams Sonoma) | Peter Rabbit Egg Shaped Truffles (Williams Sonoma)
Certainly, you know Home, Color, Flowers, Art, Antiques, and Design are some of my passions. What are yours for April, May, and the coming summer months? Share them with your guests and enjoy entertaining inside or out!
Spring color ideas are everywhere…even New York’s Park Avenue massive profusion of glorious Tulips, that change color each year!! You might also choose from a favorite artist’s work (Chihuly, Koons, O’Keeffe, Hockney, Monet, van Gogh, Warhol), a bowl of colored Easter eggs, your god-daughter’s upcoming wedding (Blush), or a friend’s new baby boy’s arrival (shades of Aqua)??
You are the artist of your home and events!!
Until next week ~ plan away ~ for all of your Spring entertaining with festive fun!!
Yesterday, Beth posted her favorite Trader Joe’s appetizers for entertaining. Make sure to check it out! And remember, Saturdays are a two-post day. Head over and read how to make Kelly’s easy and delicious falafels.