Hello again! Hope you had a great long weekend! Mine was full of yummy food, get- togethers, relaxation and friends. Having people over is one of my favorite things - as you might have noticed already :) Our friends Amita and Anik came over during the weekend to spend some time together, have cocktails, munch, and play cards against humanity. You know, the usual.
Contrary to what most people think, you don't have to spend hours planning for a visit or styling a table when having people over (actually, the more you do it, the easier it gets!). You need to start a collection of serving trays and accessories with the right pieces to combine and beautify depending on the occasion. Use and reuse!
Black and white pieces are my basics. I love how they match with almost all textures and patterns, and look different all the time. To set up the table this time I used colors over a black tablecloth. I love flowers to decorate, but I decided to use what I found in the pantry: colorful napkins and plates, miss match place mats and fruits!
Don't you love the color on these clementines? I used 3 of them as a simple center piece and spread a couple more on both ends of the table, and Voila! a colorful easy table set up.
Do you have a tray? Then, you have a bar! You can set up a small bar area wherever is more convenient for you by easily arranging a tray with the basics: glasses, mixers, a spoon to stir, whatever you want to display. I love this white tray because it comes with a folding x base. It's super practical, and can be used in any occasion. Price is not that bad either! ;)
Cocktails, anyone? Bubbles are the way to go this year. Period. Add St.Germain and/or cranberry juice for a classier taste.
I'm very much a hostess, and it's always a treat for me to entertain. I like enjoying my home and my friend's visits. In the end, I feel like I'm creating memories for life - I know it sounds very romaaantic, but it's true! (also, that's what I've been telling my husband this is all about). So, enjoy your get-togethers, and long weekends, and disputes over card games. Make them count. Share the Love! xo.