Table Setting 101: How to Prepare for Your Next Dinner Party

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With Thanksgiving around the corner, now is a great time to think of the foundation of every meal—the table. As a spot where loved ones gather and delicious meals sit waiting to be devoured, it’s a vital aspect of every home.

Therefore, why not add extra flair or comfort to your table setting? Here are a few ways to do just that in your Lincoln apartment. 


Dishes are naturally the stars of any table setting. When selecting dishes, personal preference is key. If you love a cohesive and classic aesthetic, invest in a nice set that you can pull out for special occasions like this textured stoneware set from West Elm. Dishware can also be reflective of personality. For example, we are loving these stainless steel rainbow plates from Amazon. Also, remember, at the end of the day dishware doesn’t have to be taken too seriously. Mismatched plates can add variety to any setting or even be a topic of conversation. 


shadows of glassware

Glassware can serve not only function but also style on any dining table. Similar to dishware, you may want to invest in nice pieces for special occasions. Go classic or be unique with options like these purple wine glasses from Etsy. To go above and beyond, consider vessels such as a wine decanter for the center of the table. 


Last but certainly not least is decor. From candles to placemats to plants, there are many objects you can utilize in order to add a festive appearance to your table setting. For a personal feel at a formal dinner party, consider adding name tags in an aesthetically pleasing font. This addition may help people feel considered. Remember to remain flexible when it comes to name tags. If guests would like to mix things up with seating, leave room for adjustments. 

Are you looking for a new apartment to host lavish meals in? Reach out to the Lincoln team today. We would be happy to arrange a tour of one of our welcoming communities.