Gardenia Court, Camana Bay was transformed into an elegant outdoor class room setting on the evening of Tuesday 22nd of July. The Art of Stylish Dinner Parties, a workshop held by Celebrations, was attended by over sixty guests all of whom were eager to learn the secrets of throwing an unforgettable dinner party. They were not disappointed!
Ms. Jo-Anne Brown, Managing Director of Celebrations, and Ms. Anne Ogden, Event Designer wowed the audience as they transformed two bare tables into masterpieces. On going commentary of what was being done, and all the information relative to the setting, and ambiance of creating a stylish dinner setting, was discussed as the tables were being transformed. The first table was transformed into an exquisite, classic setting adorned with beautiful dinnerware fit for a palace. A magnificent yellow and blue floral centerpiece was the final embellishment. The second table was given a less formal makeover. Chic black table cloth with alternating black and white chairs gave it a rustic, casual look. Lush red roses in square vases added a splash of color.
Ms Nadia Fagan, Retail & Executive Services Manager at Celebrations, entertained the crowd with her ‘Do’s & Don’ts’ speech on etiquette at dinner parties. She also spoke about ‘The Art of Conversation’ during her interesting and informative discourse. The interactive part of the workshop began as Ms Anne taught the attendees how to fold a napkin into a decorative ‘Bird of Paradise’. Each attendee was given their own napkin so that they could follow Ms Anne’s instructions and create their own.
At the end of the evening a beautiful centerpiece was raffled and guest enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and wine.
‘It was a truly inspiring lesson, it really is an art form’, enthused one guest. ‘I can’t wait for the next workshop!’