Choose from the following final decorations to truly set your dining table apart:
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- Candles or fairy lights
These are great for romantic evenings. Stick to unscented candles to give centre stage to the aromas of your food.
- Name settings
Personalise a larger gathering with handwritten name settings – calligraphy always looks impressive.
Create several smaller floral arrangements to place along the table instead of a single large arrangement that could stop guests from seeing each other!
Technically these will not be placed on the table, but if you have limited space for decorations you can make use of lanterns. Line them along your garden path or hang overhead in the dining room.
Frequent entertainers tend to make bolder choices in linen, tableware, cutlery and glassware. If you’re new to hosting, however, you might prefer to start with a classic matching set of items in neutral colours. That way, even if you only host two dinners a year you’ll be able to use them again. Explore our dining selection for dinnerware, glassware, cutlery, table linens and placemats.
Take your time planning each element of your dinner party, and mull over investment purchases until you’re sure.
When the night finally arrives, remember to have fun! There’s no better ingredient for successful dinner party than a happy, smiling host.