The mood is a fresh as newly cut grass. The look is unfussy, down to earth and homely. Dress your table with embroidered cotton table cloths and posies in glass jars.
Fill your table with fresh fruit, fresh flowers and colors as sweet as spring. Complete the look with back to basics cutlery. And serve wholesome homecooked goodness that will make your guest feel like they've gone home to momma's.
The key to this is to go easy. Don't go overboard with the ethnic elements and to combine them with modern touches. Just use one or two items, such as wooden cutlery on plain white flatware, to punctuate the style.
Avoid overpowering it with lush greens or flowers, instead opt for bamboo stalks to maintain the understated look. And let your guests take home aromatic spice sacks for memories that linger long after.
Glamor never goes out of style. Lavish your table with silverware, candles and linen. Exude elegance with white chinaware.
Sprinkle beaded ornaments or other sparklies on the table, as accents. And always serve a decacent chocolate dessert, to make the dinner a night to remember.
If you want a party theme that's cozy yet chic, this is for you. Decorate your table with rich, inviting tones. Set the mood with candles and scents. Scattered rose petals on the tablecloth add a warm, sensual touch.
Surprise your guests with an unexpected menu. Instead of roast chicken, cater a japanese dinner of sashimi, soba noodles, seafood tempura, cawanmushi and sake. It will be a night worth talking about after.