We may not be able to stop the pigs escaping from their blankets or promise that the roulade won’t crack, but we can make sure your guests are distracted with a stunning dinner party set-up. Move over food selfies, it’s now all about the perfectly preened table. Follow our tips and tricks for Michelin star tablescaping and you’ll have yourself a full-flavoured evening of feasting that your guests will go giddy for.
Tip #1 – For a Pinterest-worthy table, keep things tasteful. Start with a simple colour scheme and add interest with accessories. A deep burgundy table runner as your canvas will make everything else stand out.
Tip #2 – A candelabra is the perfect winter centerpiece. It’ll be love at first sniff when the table’s lined with candles in sumptuous scents such as pine, cedarwood or incense. To really sweep your guests off their feet, surround the star of the show with heaps of faux frosted foliage.
Tip #3 – Matte cutlery is everywhere this season. As the metal of the moment moves from the kitchen to the table, going non-traditional with your silverware will sprinkle seasonal opulence over each setting.
Tip #4 – What good is delicious grub if it’s not dished up on Insta-worthy serveware? Bring out the speckled plates, marble effect ladles and rose gold platters to complete your bespoke banquet.
Tip #5 – The key ingredient to becoming the perfect host? A well-stocked bar, of course. From decanters to flutes, coolers to cocktail shakers, crowd-pleasing starts with a drink in easy reach. Line the table with crystal glassware for the final glistening touch.