The return of the dinner party and classic cocktail party is here! Over the last two years, the rise of hosting and traditional entertaining has made its way back into many people’s homes. From the embroidered monogram cocktail napkins to grandmother’s china, dust off the family heirlooms and mix in a few modern pieces to recreate one of my favorite Galentine’s Day styled tablescapes.
While this month feels like a blur for most, I’m taking a step back to refocus on what matters the most to me and my family. Reconnecting and creating new friendships are goals that I’ve setup for myself and I remember having a similar goal a little over five years ago. I created a small supper club with the help of my friends, and it ignited new friendships and reinvigorated new ones. Over time this group moved and changed, and well life just happened, and the club fizzed out. But I find myself at a similar crossroad this year with the loss of my mother and finding my feet again to create new memories. The rejuvenation of the classic dinner party has me inspired and this year I am dedicating more time to creating memories with those I love and who value me enough to put me first in return.
Creating a welcoming environment is the first step to inviting people into your home. As you sit down to plan your Galentine’s Day Dinner Party take the pressure away and evaluate the items you have on hand that will help with achieving this atmosphere goal. Identifying linens, placesettings, glassware, and decor are the primary categories after you have designed your dinner menu.
In this simple but elegant setup, I’ve used my mother in-law’s embroidered linens that she graciously gave me as a family heirloom conversation starter. Followed by my mother’s crystal candlesticks and cocktail glasses. Mixing in dinnerware pieces with a modern touch by Stone + Lain and showcasing some of my favorite lemon dishes by Williams Sonoma add a balanced approach to my Galentine’s Day inspired tablescape design. Elegant garden roses, tulips, lemons, and sprigs of fresh rosemary create a natural Spring aroma to finish my table design.
Has this article inspired you to host a Galentine’s Day Dinner Party? If you need help getting started with the planning details read my article on how to plan and host a successful dinner party.