An Affair to Remember – The Modern Dinner Party

Now more than ever, Americans are celebrating at home with their friends and family. Tight budgets may not allow for expensive nights out, but with the growing popularity of Pinterest and foodie blogs, regular, everyday home-entertainers are hosting exquisite parties on a shoestring budget.

You see, it’s not your mother’s dinner party anymore. No need to bring out the good china or create individual Baked Alaskas. Today, the trend is a simple, non-pretentious, casual event with your closest friends.

Create a chic, casual look by draping vintage textiles (a.k.a. old bed sheets) in a relaxed, outdoor setting. Serve a family style meal made from a few, high-quality ingredients. Have each guest bring a bottle of their favorite wine. Create a setting where your guests’ contributions are an integral part of the event and invest in the little things that make them feel important and appreciated.

Kate Aspen’s unique favors can make the evening even more memorable without breaking the bank. For example, for just a few dollars, you can elevate your table’s décor with Kate Aspen’s Love Songs Bird Cage tea light that doubles as place card holder.

Or for your next wine-tasting party, incorporate these affordable, witty Wine Cork place card holders to denote accompanying appetizers.

We have a wide variety of trend-right favors and place card holders that turn a humble event into an unforgettable affair, even if you are on a tight budget.

Tough economic times come and go. But here at Kate Aspen, we hope that you always remember to cherish what’s important and celebrate life’s simple moments with your closest family and friends.