I just worked on a farm wedding where we used compostable plates and flatware — a brilliant idea for an eco-casual event. This recyclable flatware available from Terrain takes it up just another notch with its decorative flourishes.
The 2012 election is just around the corner. Are you hosting an election results party? If so, these silverware holders via Kate’s Paperie are absolutely adorable. Just download the template, print on blue and red card stock, cut out the states (that part might be time-intensive!), cut two slits, and assemble with the silverware. I think the end result would be worth the work.
Don’t forget to vote! It counts!
When serving food on a buffet it is always helpful to have the silverware wrapped together to make it easier for the guest to carry things through the line. This idea found on Pinterest is a feminine way to dress up the wrap. Simply wrap a white paper doily (easily found at grocery stores) around the silverware and tie with twine. Beautiful!
What a great idea from L.A. event planner Lulu Powers for setting out silverware. Couldn’t you see this at a summertime BBQ? It’s so simple and easy to do — pick up some terra cotta pots, label them with chalk, and set them on a nice platter or tray. This setup will make it convenient for guests to grab their silverware as they pass through a buffet.
For more fabulous entertaining tips, check out Lulu’s new book, Food to Flowers. I know I’ve added it to my library wish list!
Monique Lhuillier, known for her stunning wedding gown collections that have graced the likes of Katie Holmes and Angelina Jolie, recently introduced a line of dinnerware, stemware, giftware, and flatware. In a collaboration with Royal Doulton, the designer has created beautiful pieces with modern elegance that any new bride or seasoned entertainer would love.
My favorite of the dinnerware collection is the Point d’esprit design. There’s a stunning simplicity to it which also makes it a great candidate for mixing and matching with other pieces.
Lhuillier’s Atelier Blanc Crystal is also gorgeous; any piece in the collection would make a cheerful wedding or housewarming gift.
For more about Monique Lhuillier, read an interview with the designer in the June 2009 issue of Bon Appetit where she shares her take on parties, food, and weddings.