October 10, 2018 • PARTIES, PEOPLE

Fashionable Hostess Sets a Pretty Fall Table for Friends

Pictured above: Fashionable Hostess’s table set with the Draper James x Crate & Barrel Collection.

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.

Pictured above: Fashionable Hostess uses serving pieces from the Draper James x Crate & Barrel Collection for food and to make an easy fall centerpiece – a bowl of baby white pumpkins!

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.

Pictured above: Fashionable Hostess wears our Collection Long Sleeve Bell Blouse while she sets the table with our Draper James x Crate & Barrel Collection.

Pictured above: Fashionable Hostess decorates her table with festive fall pumpkins, fresh herbs, and the Draper James x Crate & Barrel Collection.