The wonderful thing about a "farmhouse brunch" theme is that most of the materials you'll need to decorate are natural and quite affordable. From sprigs of flowers to brown string to burlap, you probably already have most of the things you need lying around the house.
The holidays are upon us, guys and gals, which means it's time to start thinking about how you'll set your table to look inviting and beautiful for the festive season. While you can always go out and purchase a wilting pre-made floral centerpiece at your nearest supermarket, you yourself can often make a much better looking centerpiece at home.
An all-white tabletop is timelessly elegant, but sometimes the safe choice becomes the dull one. If you want to entertain with style, why not consider adding some fun color to your table decor?
Love entertaining but don't want to shell out a fortune to throw a good party? Then you're in luck. Check out this video to learn how to make a variety of cheap and chic table settings, from colorful wine glasses to monogrammed napkins, quickly and easily.
The holiday season is now in full swing, which means you should be prepared for serving large crowds and dressing your house to the nines for the occasion. While you may think this would cost you a lot of money, it actually doesn't take much to throw a fun party.
The art drink pouring is something every bartender has mastered. But bartenders aren't the only ones required to have that perfect pouring touch. Caterers, waiters and waitresses need to know the precision of the pour when it comes time for refills. Check this video out to learn the proper levels for pouring champagne, red wine and white wine into their respective glassware.
Don't know much about the dinner table? You know the basics: you eat from a plate, you use silverware to shovel it in and you drink from glassware. But what about if you're at a fancy dinner? Would you be able to distinguish a juice cup from a champagne glass? A white wine glass from a martini glass? If not, these two videos will show you which ones are which.
In the midst of all your party planning it's easy to forget the little things, such as purchasing napkins for your guests or even remembering to cool your sodas and tonic waters before the event starts.
If you've found yourself visiting a few too many fast food restaurants, you've probably forgotten the beauty that napkins can amount to when given the proper fold and tuck.
Hosting parties can be a bit of a drag, especially if you have no idea how to throw one. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to throw one, by forming an easy and quick buffet that everyone will love. The video gives you some helpful tips for making buffets much easier and quick to prepare. So sit back and good luck!
If you’re in need of a fancy napkin setting then try this pleated standing fan design. It only takes seconds to make. Start by folding on inch folds back and forth. Then fold the pleating in half, flip the mess over and let it spread out naturally. You’ll need cloth napkins and it often helps to have starched napkins when doing decorative folds. This will really dress up that dinner table.
Paper napkins add an element of class to any restaurant or dinner party. In this video, learn how to fold your party napkins into a cool candle shape in less than 60 seconds. Your napkins will be so nice that no one will want to unfold them! So, follow this tutorial and set your next dinner table like a fine dining restaurant and class up the joint!
This video describes how to make a "no calorie" birthday cake centerpiece with carnations in soft and sweet hues of pink, yellow, white and cantaloupe. first a flower foam was taken. Then the toothpicks were used to join the flower foam together. Then trace out a circle from the foam using a kitchen knife. Add some water to the base of the cake. With equal size flowers decorate the base of the cake. Then the cake is beautifully covered with different types of flowers. decorate with as many fl...
Debra Hardy provides detailed instructions on how to make darling decorative Santa soy votive candles in this video. She first cuts the red felt into 6 3/4 inch by 2 inch strips for the Santa suit, wraps it around and adheres it to the bottom of the glass votive. Next, she secures a smaller strip of the white faux fur on top of the red felt also towards the bottom of the candle to create the bottom of Santa's jacket. Debra then instructs the viewer to cut a 6 3/4 inch by 1/4 inch black felt s...
Lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly shares tips for setting the table for a dinner party, either casual or more formal. For a casual dinner party he recommends using only a water glass and a non-specific wine glass. The plate goes in the center with a napkin in a ring placed on top of the plate. Two knives are placed to the right of the plate and two forks to the left.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to set a table. Begin by putting the plate in the middle. Put a smaller plate for the bread to the upper left side of the plate. Then you can choose to put the napkin beside the forks or on the plate. Forks will be set on the left side. The knife and spoon go on the right side. Put the butter knife on the bread plate at an angle. The desert utensil goes above the plate. The cup goes above the knife. This video will benefit those viewers who are prepar...
Head shrinking is not only a thing of legends. Make your own cute, shrunken apple heads to add to the spirit of the season. Gather the family and get creative, carving whatever kind of face you would like on a legion of little apple heads.
Lifestyle expert Hal Owen teaches us the correct way to set a table place setting. 1. Place the "charger" plate in the middle of the place setting. This is the plate on which you will place all of the other plates. 2. Place your "dinner plate" in the middle of the "charger". 3. Place your "soup plate" in the middle of the "dinner plate". 4. Place your fork on the left of the plate and your dinner knife and spoon on the right, with the soup spoon on the outside. 5. Place your dessert fork and ...
This do it yourself centerpiece is brought to you by A-Bnc parties and more. This starts of by making the bow, shown by painting a dowel and letting it dry. Then glue the 'frogs' at the ends of the dowel and glue fishing line to both frogs and trim to fit. Next take a polystyrene cut out of a violin and seal it. This helps paint stick to the surface of the cut out. The violin is painted brown to replicate an actual violin. Using black paint you detail the 'f' holes and allow to dry before pro...
To make a floating candle you will need a screw, a candle, and a glass of water. If you take the candle and just put it down in the glass of water the candle will not float. To make the candle float take the screw and screw it into the bottom of the candle. Then you can take the candle and put it down in the glass of water. With the screw screwed into the candle the candle will stand upright in the glass of water and the wick will float just above the water line. So now you can light the cand...
This video is a demonstration by A-BnC parties on the making DIY poker theme centerpiece. This is a rather simple do-it yourself video. The start of video lists a couple of materials needed to make the centerpiece like over sized playing cards, play paper money, power chips, card stock, shish kabob sticks, optional sun glasses and a just add sand centerpiece. The optional things required are glue and scissors to make changes to the materials and to stick them together. Following this video on...
This secret will show you how to fold a napkin into a roll. This step by step video will show you how it's done. Fold a napkin in a roll (Pliage rouleau).
Use the following Gourmandia napkin folding secrets to impress and surprise your guests at private parties, restaurants, weddings and date dining. Learn how to fold a napkin like a peacock. Fold a napkin like a peacock (Pliage paon).
You've uncorked a bottle of fine wine. Now what are you supposed to do with that cork? Don't just throw it away! Breathe new life into your old corks by recycling them into all-natural coasters.
Learn how to create your own wedding table setting for your big day on Para ti Novia - the only Latina website dedicated to helping you plan the wedding of your dreams no matter what your budget.
Fashioning a napkin into a tidy envelope shape is one of the easiest ways to make each table setting look first class. Learn the art of napkin folding, perfect for entertaining guests!
Turn your dining room table into the eighth wonder of the world by shaping your napkins into pyramids. Learn the art of napkin folding, perfect for entertaining guests!
Give your dining room table an elegant touch by folding napkins like fleur-de-lis. Learn the art of napkin folding, perfect for entertaining guests!
No time? No problem! Setting an impressive dinner table for guests can be faster and easier than you think! Entertaining expert Sebastien Centner shows you how. This is critical for hosting dinner parties in style.
Buffet's are the easiest way to feed a crowd or host an informal party. Make it divine. Setting the buffet takes special skill and attention.
The intricate machinations behind a successful dinner party. This is the guide to seating a dinner party of guests. This etiquette video will make you the ultimate host or hostess. Follow Chow's lead to fine party throwing.
Tired of hearing, "Is that my glass?" at gatherings? End the confusion by creating simple charms that will help everyone hang on to their own drink. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to make wine glass charms.
This video tutorial shows you step by step how to fold a cloth napkin into a chicken. No, it's not a live chicken, it looks like one you would buy at the grocery store. Just grab your napkin and follow along to impress your friends at the dinner table.
Watch this video tutorial to see how to make a wedding centerpiece with pink silk flowers and candles. This DIY (do-it-yourself) silk flower wedding centerpiece is lovely and includes three tea lights that add that special romantic mood. Every bride should look into centerpieces like this, since they're cheap and efficient, not to mention suitable for engagement parties, rehearsal dinners and anniversaries as well.
Watch this video tutorial to see how to make a named couple centerpiece with tea lights. This names couple centerpiece can be either for a couple's engagement or a wedding ceremony. This centerpiece will be accented with romantic tea lights in glass holders. Just watch this party arrangement lesson.
David Neilson of Monteiths Bar shows a simple way to fold a rose napkin in this how-to video. Follow along with the step-by-step instructions given out in a delightful Scottish accent to replicate this fancy napkin fold. Add a little bit of class or ornamentation to a table setting. Watch this video table preparation tutorial and learn how to fold a napkin into a rose shape. Fold a rose napkin.
Learn how to make decorative seasonal napkin holders for all four seasons in this free video series on entertaining and dinner crafts.
Learn how to set the table for Christmas dinner in this free series of holiday etiquette videos from our catering expert.
Decorating tables is always a challenge, but it doesn't have to be. In this how to video Chef Paul teaches how to make centerpieces from simple ingredients. Use bell peppers, herbs, and radishes to create beautiful centerpieces that will liven up any table.
Don't know how to get rid of the wrapper that comes with disposable chopsticks? Don't throw it away. Watch this how to video and learn how to fold it into a perfect chopstick rest, "Bay Bridge" style. It is a great technique for turning a chopstick wrapper into a chopstick rest.