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Secrets To Throwing A Glamorous Stress Free Dinner Party

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Have you ever been to a dinner party and wondered ... how the heck does everything look so perfect? We know we have! Well ... thanks to Bed Bath & Beyond we have a few tips and tricks that will help you have a stress free glamorous dinner party.

Keep scrolling to read more and see all the pretty things we shopped/registered for in order to create this glamorous dinner party. All this prettiness that you see was sponsored by Bed Bath & Beyond , and handpicked by Wedding Chicks.

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secrets to throwing a glamorous stress free dinner party secrets to throwing a glamorous stress free dinner party

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  tip #1 Friday night is the new Saturday
We've fully embraced this first entertaining tip from Bon Appettit. Invite your friends over on Friday night for your dinner party.  This forces you to plan during the week for your dinner party, as opposed to spending your entire Saturday prepping and cooking. By the time Friday night rolls around you will be prepped and ready to go.

Your guests will arrive excited for the weekend, ready to enjoy what you have prepared for them. Bon Appettit goes into great detail on how to take the week to prep here.

We started our evening with a welcome glass of Cote Des Roses. As you will soon see it looks lovely with  our Olivia & Oliver Madison Gold White Wine Glasses.

Olivia & Oliver Madison Gold White Wine Glasses.

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Tip #2 set the table the night before
Along the lines of stress free entertaining tip #1, we recommend setting the table the night before. This is such a great tip from The Kitchn. Putting the table together the day before, or the morning of the party gives you one less thing to do.

Another great tip is to pull out all of your serving trays, cocktail glasses and anything else you will be using a few days prior to ensure that it is cleaned and pretty.

You can also prep your escort card/favors a few nights before. We used these Modern Garden Geometric Planters and filled them with succulent clips and used our FREE printable escort cards to make these cute place cards. Guests love when they get home with a full belly and a little treat.

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Olivia and Oliver gold rimmed glasses

curate your inventory

More than likely if you are reading this, you're prepping to get married. Take this opportunity to think about how you see yourself entertaining.

If you love to cook and have your friends over, then registering for items that you will use for entertaining should definitely be happening. You are in the greatest position ever. You are able to curate and create your inventory before the party has even happened. Sign up for your Bed Bath & Beyond Registry here. The best way to get the full registry experience is to come in store and meet with an experienced registry consultant and to touch and feel products in person.

Another great tip - you can easily prep your appetizers the night before. Keep them in the fridge for your party. Our key to a good cheese plate is keep it simple and represent all the colors of the rainbow. Trust us it just tastes better when it looks pretty.

We put our pretty cheese plate on The Olivia & Harper Organic Pla tter and used the matching bread and Olivia & Oliver Harper Organic Butter Plates for guests to put all the yumminess on.  The gold sparkly napkins by Kate Spade might have also caught your eye.

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cheese platter

olivia and oliver haprer organic platter

pre buy desert

Shhhh....nobody will ever know your secret. We bought a white chocolate raspberry Nothing Budnt Cake. It was beyond delicious. We also served Madeleines with fresh berries and whipped cream, and of course coffee.  The whole dessert set up took around 5 minutes to put together.

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olivia and oliver coffee cup dessert tray

gold flatware Olivia and Oliver Coffee Cup

close out the evening in style
After everyone has had their fill of beautiful food and tasty treats, be sure to close the night out with a toast. It not only gives your guests a chance to thank you for hosting such a lovely event, but it wraps everything up beautifully.

We started the night with a lovely rose wine, and thought it was only fitting to close the evening with a sparkly Brut Rose. We passed the drinks around on our Kate Spade Patio Floral Serving Tray.


Kate Aspen Tray

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Bed Bath & Beyond Registry / Shopping List

We partnered with Bed Bath & Beyond to create and design this shoot. They really do make it fun and easy to create your wedding registry. They will answer all your questions that you'd never think of asking yourself.

In order to have a glamorous stress free dinner party like the event above register or pick up the following items.

1. Olivia & Oliver Harper Organic Shape Gold Dinnerware Collection

2. Olivia & Oliver Madison 20-Piece Flatware Set in Gold

3. Heritage Lace Prima Table Runner in White

4. Olivia & Oliver Madison Gold Stemware Collection

5. Kate Spade New York Patio Floral Double Old Fashion Glasses in Blush

6. Kate Spade New York Larabee Dot votive

7. Kate Spade New York Patio Floral Serving Tray

ServiceVendor
PhotographersRadion Photography
FlowersFlowers At Will
Coordinators & StylistsLyn Williams
Registries & GiftsBed Bath & Beyond