Throwing a rosé party has been on my summer bucket list for three months now and I finally did it! I really wanted to set up a beautiful evening on my patio for some girlfriends, and we took these photos of it before they arrived. TBH, I don’t usually put so much effort into entertaining but it felt so nice to spend the time putting it together and enjoying the evening as if I were at a fancy party, when in reality I was at home with a baby sleeping in the next room!
As the night went on, the market lights and tall candles felt really romantic and pretty.
I’m not the best at tablescapes so I asked my friend who works at Juliska to give me some tips. She suggested doing two different table setting and alternating them. It gives the table a little more life but also goes together well. We mixed and matched melamine plates and placed napkins between the dinner and salad plates. I also decided to alternate wine glasses for each place setting and used both stemless and stemmed glasses.
Then I placed flower arrangements from Winston Flowers between each candlestick for a pretty wedding table vibe.
I displayed all the wines so people could see them, then promptly put them in an ice bucket and opened one at a time so nothing got wasted. My friends came over after we had all eaten with our kids or families so I literally just served the cookies and wine… The flatware and plates were pretty much just for decor! Although after a few bottles, I brought out chips and salsa 🙂
The whole soirée was a good reminder to create beautiful moments for myself, something that has become more rare since having a baby. It’s easy to just throw quick meals together and eat them in front of the TV, especially on nights when Anel isn’t home, but I try to at least use placemats and light candles when we eat together.
I haven’t entertained much in the last year either but I hope this kicks off more of it because I had forgotten how fun it can be!
I know you guys will ask about our table too. A friend of mine does PR for Stori Modern and sent us a beautiful dining set to test out this summer and we’ve been loving it so much. It’s the perfect size for us and the chairs are big and comfy without being over the top. It looks like wood but the whole thing is actually metal which makes it super low maintenance.
Plus it has a hole for an umbrella which is surprisingly hard to find in bigger outdoor tables. We use that for BBQs during the day because the sun can get really hot on our deck.
And if you’re wondering, here are a few of my favorite rosés:
- Whispering Angel (obvs)- We first served this at our wedding 6 years ago!
- Aix- We drank this on our trip to Provence right after we got engaged in Paris and I’m seeing it everywhere here now!
- Miraval- A little pricey but so crisp
- Summer Water- Not the best but great for the price!
- What are your faves?
Stori Modern Dining Set c/o
Pottery Barn Market Lights
Juliska Melamine Berry & Thread Dinner and Salad Plates (Also available on Amazon and here)
Juliska Melamine Floral Dinner and Salad Plates
Juliska Napkins and Placemats
Juliska Gold Flatware
Juliska Pink and Stemless “Amalia” Wine Glasses
Kirby & Company Macarons
Winston Flowers c/o
J.Crew Dress (on sale)
Fairchild Baldwin Necklace
Photos by Julia Dags.