Fashionable Hostess Sets a Pretty Fall Table for Friends
Inspired by Reese’s love for parties and beautiful table settings, we turned to our friend Fashionable Hostess to show us how she would style our new Draper James x Crate & Barrel collection for brunch with friends. Check out the eye-catching results and read on for her hosting tips.
Fashionable Hostess’s Entertaining Tips:
Start your party prep as early as possible. Whether it’s setting the table a few days prior, or prepping specific aspects of your recipes, being overly prepared will make for a much smoother and less stressful event day.
Always have a bottle of champagne chilling. You never know when a guest may show up with exciting news and bottle needs to be popped in celebration!
Ask guests about dietary restrictions and allergies. There is nothing worse than cooking up a steak dinner to find out one of your guests is actually a vegetarian.
Lighting is everything. Dim lights and add candlelight for a festive party environment.
When possible, serve a buffet. Unless you have ample help serving, a seated multi-course meal will mean you and a friend doing a lot of back and forth to the kitchen swapping plates.