We love when clients contact us to help them throw a small intimate party. It allows us to be more creative and hands on. Kim contacted us when she decided to throw a small dinner party (only 10 guests) to celebrate her good friend’s 40th birthday. With the party date only 2 weeks away, we jumped right in. Kim wanted to hold the party at her home, and the first thing she said was that she wanted it to be elegant and sophisticated with a natural inspired look.
The first few days of planning consisted of finding a caterer, and Kim sending pictures she found online to give us an idea of her style. The week leading up to the dinner party we met with Kim at her home to see what items she already had. She wanted to use many things that she already had in her home (which kept the cost low).
Kim had some beautiful pieces in her home, including her china and glassware that we mixed and matched to give a unique look to the table. We brought in a dark brown burlap runner to place on top of Kim's existing table linen, which brought a natural look to the table.
The floral centerpieces were made of white hydrangeas, tulips and grasses. We also created small arrangements of the hydrangeas and tulips that we placed around the living room on side tables, as well as on the bar.
We custom designed and printed the menus that were positioned at each place setting. The menus were multi-purpose; in addition to being the menu, they were also the seating cards for each guest. On the front of the menu was the guest’s name, and the guest could flip the menu over to see what scrumptious food would soon be served.