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The LUX / EROS blog is a journal inspired by the California lifestyle curated by Desanka.

DO IT LUX >> TIPS FOR THROWING A GREAT DINNER PARTY

Desanka Fasiska

RACHEL PALLY X  MYDOMAINE DINNER AT LUX / LODGE PHOTO: JUSTINA BLAKENEY

RACHEL PALLY X  MYDOMAINE DINNER AT LUX / LODGE PHOTO: JUSTINA BLAKENEY

1. PICK A THEME

Everyone loves a cute thematic dinner or brunch and honestly, it can make your life so much easier!

  • It's not only really helpful to have a theme to guide your decor and menu
  •  When you send out your invites and let everyone know that there is a theme I can call attention to any possible dietary restrictions that people can make you aware of (it's always a nice touch to ask your guests if there are any as well)
  • The best part of a theme is the photos... You can even ask your guests to dress the part too to take your Insta game up a whole new level!

2. USE WHAT YOU GOT!

People LOVE home grown anything. If you have a garden it's a nice touch to use the fruits, veggies, floral and fauna in your recipes and for your table setting.

  • You can even display your fruits and veggies as part of your table scape which will call attention to the fact that your guests are eating fresh!
  • If you don't have a garden you can do a little foraging or just use locally grown produce.

3. LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS

The best way to make your life easier and the party more fun is to co-host or reach out to a good friend for some help. It just makes your life so much easier if you have a little help from your friends!

  • Everyone gets an assignment that they are fully in charge of which makes people feel good, especially once the guests arrive and start complimenting the food, decor or cleanliness of the space.
  • One fun thing you can do is invite 2 people to co-host and have them both invite 2 guests so that there is a fun mix of people who may not otherwise have gotten to meet.

4. PERSONAL TOUCHES

It's all about the details! Adding personal and handmade touches never goes un-noticed.

  • People love having their name cards on their plates but a fun little DIY is to make personalized place mats (coming soon to DO IT LUX!) 
  • Making or purchasing a little gift for each of your guests is really thoughtful and will make the night memorable.
  • I use my handmade ceramics at every dinner I host. You might not be a ceramist but that doesn't mean you can't jazz up some inexpensive glasses or plates to go with your theme - check out this glass marbling DIY for some inspiration! 

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In consideration of LUX / EROS, a California corporation, furnishing services to enable me to participate in one of its activities, I agree as follows: I fully understand and acknowledge that (a) culinary dinners and workshop activities have inherent risks, dangers and hazards, including but not limited to,those resulting from preparing and eating food and working with tools and appliances; (b) my participation in such activities is solely at my own risk and may result in death, injury, damages or illness; (c) these risks and dangers may be caused by the acts or negligence of the owners, employees, officers or agents of LUX / EROS, the acts or negligence of the participants, the acts or negligence of others, accidents, the forces of nature or other causes; (d) LUX / EROS activities cannot and will not accommodate for any disclosed or undisclosed food allergies I may have whether known or unknown; and (e) by my participation in these activities, I hereby assume all risks and dangersarising from my participation in the activity, including without limitation, cuts, burns, food poisoning, slipping and falling, any other personal injury, whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other conduct of the owners, employees, officers or agents of LUX / EROS, or by any other person. I declare that I am physically and mentally capable of participating in such activities. I acknowledge that it is the recommendation of LUX / EROS that I obtain general medical/health insurance if I am not already covered. I understand that it is my responsibility to notify the appropriate person at the event of emergency medical information. If alcoholic beverages are available at any LUX / EROS event and consumed by me, I agree that I am at least twenty-one (21) years old, and I agree that I will not operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated. I, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives and my heirs, hereby voluntarily agree to release, waive, discharge, hold harmless, defend and indemnify LUX / EROS and its owners, employees, officers and agents from any and all claims, actions or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services or otherwise, which may arise out of my participation in LUX / EROS activities. I understand that LUX / EROS reserves the right to take photographic or film records of any of its activities, and hereby agree that LUX / EROS may use my name and any such photographic or film records for advertising and promotional purposes, including, but not limited to, online and on-air announcements, weekly circular ads, signage, posters, television, magazine articles, websites, social media sites (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagramand Twitter), and any other publication(s) at LUX / EROS’s sole discretion, worldwide and without limitation, and without compensation or consideration, except where prohibited by law. I agree to assign all right, title and interest I may have in or to any media in which my name or likeness might be used to LUX / EROS. I agree that the venue of any dispute between the parties that may arise out of this agreement or otherwise shall be Los Angeles, California.
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