hosting a virtual dinner party from home

  1. carey houghton says:

    Beth, you’ve been a master at virtual visits for years…. since early SHanghai days!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      hi carey! yes, we’ve always been trendsetters. it was so easy to stay in touch with our kiddos with Facetime all those years ago while living on different continents. and mak and i had more than one virtual dinner party through our expat years.
      hope all is well with you and andrew. stay safe my sweet friend!

  2. Sangita M says:

    Love the idea. I’ve been doing a virtual happy hour daily with my elderly parents who live out of state. Helps me to “look in” on them and it gives us something to look forward to. I love how you’ve managed to keep the blog relevant at this time (I’m sure it’s not easy). Look forward to it every day!
    Take Care

    • Beth Djalali says:

      there’s no reason these days to let distance or shelter-in-place separate us from our friends and family. so happy to hear this is how you stay connected with your parents! take care.

  3. maureen lacerte says:

    What app are you using to do this? Or is it just Facetime?

  4. Andrea says:

    Okay you had me at blue and white. My mum loved blue and white. The two things we both wanted after she passed, were a large burnt orange red Buddha and a large Chinese themed blue and white platter. My bro took the Buddha because I already had a jade one, and I took the platter…sweet memories. You look fantastic in blue and white btw. Excellent idea to connect with friends and have the fun times we are craving…safely.💪

  5. Mary Lou says:

    Oh my gosh! What an absolute great idea! I am going to plan one with my favourite Soul Sisters. Your blog brightens my day. Hugs ML

  6. Francesca says:

    Thank you posting Beth, so nice to see your email waiting for me in the morning, brightens the day considerably!
    Love your outsde porch and how you decorated the table. We are going to try it for Friday!
    Love the outfit too !! Gorgous way to use plaid:)
    Take care.

  7. Suzanne M Smith says:

    Well done, my dear. We’ve been having virtual zoom happy hours at this end. You’ve done a great job keeping things up on the blog even while quarantined. At least the view from your porch is pretty, with that wonderful spring green color I love, eh? Slainte!

  8. Eve says:

    We were just talking along these lines. My husband is a musics nso they are sidelined right now. I suggested they get together online for a jam session. A Karoke party could be fun. I’ll bet a few friends getting together who like to cook and trying out a new recipe together in video chat would be fun. A knitting circle,etc.
    Your house looks lovely and so do you.

  9. Lindsey Akin says:

    Beth I know you have a lot of readers who are grandparents. I’m younger (41), with a 1st grader and I want to do a shout-out for awesome grandparents who are helping many of us working parents who are trying to juggle work and homeschooling. My paid-job workload is up, (student services at a university) and I’m trying to keep my little one going with her education too. It’s pretty crazy!

    My mom and my MIL are both being great with helping with this – they’re prepping math questions so they can quiz her on her adding and subtraction, making spelling bee lists, and listening to her read over the phone or via facetime/zoom etc. And they are all loving this additional connection time, and way to pass the time in a purposeful way. So a huge thank you to all the grandparents reading this who are doing similar things.

  10. Evelyn Hooge says:

    I love the table setting. who makes the plates and silverware

  11. lorena says:

    Great post Beth. A dinner party is a marvelous way to keep it going. Hugs.

  12. jackie says:

    What a fabulous idea. All of my friends are from school over 45 years ago and we live all over the world and in different states. We were planning a catch up later in the year as we have lost some in the last 18months with that dreaded C word and this would be ideal……. I finally managed to find that Ann Taylor delivers to Australia. Thanks so much for the link and on the site there is this gorgeous Ivory tweed moto jacket. I thanked you for introducing me to Talbots and now must thank you for Ann Taylor.

  13. jean says:

    i’d would love you invite me for the dinner!!! 😉
    When you’re having loved ones over, setting a beautiful table is important!
    Pretty flowers, i also at home!!!
    thank you to share, you look great….
    Take care

  14. Peg Weir says:

    Hi Beth,

    You and your table look pretty for your virtual dinner party.

    Please let us know how it went. You seem all set.

    Happy Virtual Dinner this Friday night!

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