How to Host a French Themed Dinner Party like a French Socialite
French socialites like Elise de Wolf, Marie Antoinette and Genevieve Lantelme, cultivated the essence of timeless effortless sophistication found in the atmosphere of a French dinner party. Often accompanied with laughter, wine and dancing into the night, this dreamy ambiance is the basis of Francophile entertaining. Recreate the magic and explore French design with KOKETs tips on how to host a French themed dinner party like a French socialite.
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Go Au Natural – In french design, creating an ambiance is very important. Integrating nature and the natural environment into the dinner party is welcoming. In warmer weather, parties can be hosted outside on a patio or garden. In colder months, fresh flowers and foliage indoors creates color and comfort.
Table scape – Just as the ambiance around the table is important, so is the vibe of the table scene. Always design a beautiful, approachable table setting for guests that is elegant and welcoming, but not stiff. Try flowers, candles and mixed tableware for a french themed party.
Let Loose – The vibe of the host or hostess can affect the mood of the dinner party. Guests are there to relax and enjoy, so plan for an unstructured event that goes at a natural pace.
Let Them Eat Cake – Serve delicious wine and food throughout the night. Start with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres so guests can mingle before sitting down for a long dinner. As a tip, cook something that doesn’t take much time or you are familiar with so there is more time for entertaining with guests.
Come together – Facilitate mingling and conversation by seating people close together at the table. A small round table or narrow rectangular table can ensure that all guests are included. May we suggest the Enchanted dining table with a base of alluring fairytale forest branches.
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For your next dinner party idea, try hosting like a French socialite with KOKETs tips above! Already hosted a french themed party? Tell us what you did in the comments below!