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Hey, are you having a party? Incredible, we’d love to help. Throwing epic dinner parties just so happens to be a favorite pastime of Domino editors. While food is important, people aren’t coming over to have a restaurant experience—they want to have fun, spend time with you, and maybe get a cute Instagram shot or two.
To make that happen, there are three key things to perfect: wine, flowers, and music. During a recent workshop with our friends at CB2, we broke down the basics to give you all the tips and tricks you need for the perfect night in with friends.
3. Tape is your secret weapon.
Flowers swaying to and fro? Create a grid pattern inside of your arrangement to give flowers stability. Ideally use a clear floral tape or even scotch tape so it’s less noticeable.
4. Keep it small.
To make a statement, you may think bigger is better, but when it comes to a dinner party, nothing is worse than not being able to gossip with friends across the table because of a large floral arrangement. Use the ole’ elbow trick: place your elbow on the table, and if your flowers are taller than the height of your fist, cut them a bit shorter so they aren’t a distraction.
But this doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with width. Throw in some eucalyptus; it’s light, so it’s able to make a wide arrangement without weighing down a lightweight vase or a few simple flowers. You can also make a few arrangements in the Marta Coolers and run them down the length of the table.