5 Easy Ideas for an Elegant Dinner Party

Hosting a high-class dinner party doesn't have to be difficult. With a bit of creativity, you can design a stylish party setting using items you already own. Try these simple tips for your next gathering.

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Laura Fenton

Go for a Theme

Choosing a motif for your party makes it easy to coordinate your menu and decor. Try a south-of-the-border theme, complete with a Mexican-influenced menu and colorful, festive decor. Serve condiments out of inexpensive terra-cotta pots and use your boldest, brightest table linens and dishes — with all the bold hues of a fiesta it won’t even matter if they match.

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