On Thursday, February 11, 2021, Hamilton Luxe debuted its first “HL Virtual Events” of the year. The evening included conversations, food and drink display, and highlighted two tablescape options — Romantic dinner for two; and an option for hosting a loved one or child(ren). The goal was to inspire elevating in-home dining experiences; and to create a personalized and memorable occasion for those who have partners or not; and those who are with or without children to consider. Each tablescape option was thoughtfully executed with all the details!
Musical selections were offered for entertaining older guest, such as jazz, instrumental cover songs, and contemporary Christian artist i.e. Kierra Sheard and Jonathan McReynolds. For those who preferred more trendy urban music, R&B artist such as Jill Scott and Terrance Blanchard were recommended. All musical recommendations and conversation suggestions considered children, and therefore were free of explicit language.
When thinking about ways to elevate your tablescape for a special evening, framed menus always make for beautiful décor. They are simple, affordable and come in many styles and colors. I always opt for metallic frames in gold and silver. You can also opt for a framed photograph from a first date, prior special occasions shared, or favorite picture of the individual(s) you are hosting. Other personalization touches include place-cards, greeting cards, or love notes placed on the table or atop of plating.
When entertaining children, food is a big part of the evening. There are many ways to liven up and elevate the dining experience for little ones as well. If you are having their favorites such as pizza or burgers, opt for flat bread pizzas and burger sliders instead of mom’s average homemade burgers and takeout pizza nights. Trader Joe’s is my go-to for hosting dinner parties with a wide selection of appetizer and finger foods. They have a variety of flatbread pizzas with toppings even children will enjoy. For deserts, think o f simple and easy — sponge/angle food cakes, traditional butter or white cake with frosting in colors to commemorate the occasion — pinks (strawberry), reds (white frosting with red food coloring), and whites (vanilla or butter cream). Make it simple, make it easy!
Over all, a great experience was had by all! 1:1 Consultations were also made available to clients for this special event offer as well. Here is what some of our clients had to say about their experience:
“Your Workshop was filled with so many great hospitality ideas. I really loved the meal ideas and the music selection ideas. I’m looking forward to the next one. Also, this week I’m going to challenge myself to set the table and leave it.” – V. Copeland, TX