I know that my name is Mr. Event so it stands to reason that I write about events. An event, to me, is something that many people will attend, but it doesn’t always have to be so.
My brother and his girlfriend invited me, my mother, and two other friends to a quaint dinner party at his new house. (You may note the lack of an invitation to my girlfriend; she still doesn’t exist, so my brother gets a pass this time.) Now, this is the first dinner in a new place, and I know my brother and his girlfriend were very excited to show off their new digs, and they did a great job.
I have heard, from various circles and popular culture that there is an art of entertaining. Apparently, my brother is well versed in this particular area.
First, there were the little details. I can’t say that I’ve ever seen charger plates used for a dinner for six people before on a non-holiday, but there they were. The place settings were immaculate and matched the décor of the rest of the room. There were little candles and a very simple vase with a few roses as a centerpiece on the table.
Light hors d’oeuvres were served along with a full selection of drinks. Yes, they had a signature drink that complimented the evening’s culinary delights (I have often urged my brother to try out for TV’s Master Chef because he loves to cook).
The music was playing softly, but could be heard. I’m pretty sure that was in respect to my mother who can’t stand anything being played that isn’t Neil Diamond louder than a mouse whisper.
Dinner was served and it was delicious. My mother had brought a dessert which my brother incorporated into his already prepared dessert. That really made my mother feel great.
After we enjoyed dinner, we relaxed and played a board game (which I’ll let you know I won because I’m freaking awesome!).
All in all, it was a very nice, relaxed night. I’m writing about it here because I know how much planning can go into huge events, but that doesn’t mean that smaller, family dinners can’t be just as special. Remember, The details don’t only matter at a 200+ wedding or event, and the details don’t have to be overwhelming to be perfect.