Aside from informal gatherings over cocktails and snacks, we also appreciate the more sophisticated version of a friendly get-together: the classic dinner party! It reminds us a little of something that the great Gatsby would have loved as well and it’s a great way to show off our decorative skills! Also, this is one of the rare occasions where you can forget the quote “less is more”, because when it comes to tablescape decoration for a dinner party, more is more! From place cards to menus to flowers to different glasses and flatware, you are allowed to go bold! One of our all-time favorite combinations is black and white stripes (as shown in the table runner in our collage) together with fresh flowers or succulents and golden flatware, it looks so fancy – we love it!
Golden Flatware by Gallivanting Girls
Cutlery in gold may not be for the everyday use, but it’s a real eyecatcher on every dinner table – it adds a little glam and works perfectly with pink, green, black and white. Pair with golden candle sticks or gold rimmed glasses and you get an instant upgrade for your decoration.
Vintage Dessert Wine Glasses by Maranghouse
Wine glasses, along with simple tumblers for the water, are musts on every dinner table. We love this delicate version for the dessert, but surely you can use it for the main courses as well.
Striped Table Runner by Home Decor Gallery
The table runner is the base and starting point for the rest of your decoration. That’s why we love this version so much: black and white are easy to combine and allow you to add other colors like pink and green as well, and the stripes make it very sophisticated.
Feather Napkin Rings by Nest Pretty Things Shop
Napkin rings work best on linen napkins in plain colors, like shown below with gold and white. Also beautiful: gold and blue, silver and green, gold and pink.
Personalised Wooden Cheese Platter by Woodink
Surely, we don’t have to tell you that a cheese platter as an alternative to a sweet dessert is a must at every real dinner party. This version can be personalised – that makes it also a perfect hostess gift to bring along if you’re invited.
Brass Candle Sticks by Oppning
No dinner party without candles – there is no decoration element that makes an atmosphere more intimate, cozy and elegant than a lot of candles and dimmed light.