How to Impress Your Elegant Guests
Hosting a party is a frustrating, draining, exhausting, yet exhilarating experience. From the moment the invitation goes out, your mind is clamoring with a thousand little details that need to be taken care of. Menu planning, house cleaning, shopping shopping shopping. But in all the chaos, that niggling feeling of doubt has time to resurface every now and then.
"Am I Good Enough? Will my guests be impressed? Will they scorn my choices? Do I really have it in me? Will they judge me as a person? I think this was a bad idea, I can't do this......"
Now if you can relate, and are still here nodding along with every word, know that you are not alone. Hosting is a daunting task and it's almost impossible to have everything synchronized in one show stopping moment. Trust me, I've been there before. In fact, here's my story:
It was during one of the most hectic weeks of my LIFE that my husband casually asked me if I would be willing to host his uncle and family for a dinner party the next week. To say that I hit the roof is an understatement. You see, my aunt, is perfection itself. She is the ultimate cook, connoisseur, and neat-freaked housekeeper. And I was probably the opposite of all that. Especially in the moment. How would I get my flying house together, pull together a menu, and also manage to set the table nicely? I was about to say no, but then I paused. Secretly I knew I wanted to do it. Just so that I could prove to myself that I had it in me. That maybe I would be able to impress her. And so I accepted the challenge. I'm not going to describe the chaos that followed in the next week, but it's suffice to say that my husband regretted having asked many times over.
The big day finally arrived, with me in a ball of nerves. I felt that the one winning trump card I had were beautiful and modern dishes that she had probably never seen before. Well, let me tell you. From the moment they walked in, they were simply bedazzled by the table. Every corner of the house I had scrubbed clean was ignored, as all eyes were drawn to the table. I am not exaggerating when I say that they were literally drooling over my dinnerware. I had carefully arranged each course to showcase a new or interesting dish so that there would be something new to look at. Madam Perfect was so busy ogling the beautiful plates that nothing else registered. Whatever was on the plate made no difference, since the dish itself did the talking. The evening's CONVERSATION revolved around the plates. I am not kidding.
I think that the beautifully set table gave the illusion that I had it all together, and that its elegance reflected on my personality. Whatever it was, it worked. And that's why I am here to share the secret with you.
BUY UNIQUE DINNERWARE. That's the key. You don't need anything else.
Watch their eyes widen in disbelief.
Here are 3 Popular Choices
AAny of these dishes would add a nice accent to your dining room table. The beauty of them is that they don't overwhelm you with color, and its only an accent plate. The other plates in the collection are designed to match with the look of these dishes, and are perfectly coordinated to bring it all together. Depending if your style is very modern or transitional or traditional you can choose the one that would match the style the best.
The idea here is to overwhelm your guests with your flair and taste for beautiful tableware. Once that's taken care of, all the rest will fade away and be replaced by these conversation pieces.
To learn more about which one would be most suitable choose one of the 3 options.