Bring these gorgeous accessories into your home the next time you entertain.
The beginning of the New Year presents many opportunities for bringing friends and family into your home and showing off your best hosting skills. Whether you are planning on throwing a romantic Valentine's Day party for your couple friends next month, or you are whipping up your best finger foods for Superbowl Sunday in a few weeks, there are plenty of opportunities for a fun party or get together this season, no matter what you are planning to celebrate.
However, as any good hostess knows, half of the fun of throwing a party is creating the perfect and setup and ambiance for your party guests. Through color schemes, table set-ups, theme drinks and more, you can create a Pinterest-worthy party that will leave your guests in awe of your planning and set up skills.
To help you get started, we here at Aniika have put together a few bright and fun accessories that can add a little glitz and glam to your event, no matter what type of party or get together you may be throwing in 2013. Bringing these small pieces into your party will not only provide the perfect backdrop for delicious food and entertaining, but will also make each event you throw just a little more special.
One great way to add a beautiful accent of color to your dining table is with a charger plate. These gorgeous plates can be used underneath your dinner plate for an added pop of color, or can be used to serve appetizers or sweet treats to your guests in a more casual setting. This gorgeous broken copper antique charger plate is the perfect accent plate for a formal occasion, such as an engagement party or black tie affair.
If you are planning out a romantic evening for your special someone, there is nothing that sets the mood quite like votive candles. Even if you are having a casual night with friends, bright, fun candle holders can add alter the lighting in the room to a more cozy setting. The bright yellow astral leaf votives in particular give off the look of a thousand points of light illuminating the walls around you. Perfect for any evening where you are looking for a starry night!
For the party hostess who really wants the focus of the night to be on the food, a simple little accessory to adorn your silverware is all you need to add a touch of fun and class to your dining room table. These intricate golden brown chrysalis napkin ringsare the perfect way to add a little old fashioned charm to your place setting, without stealing the focus away from everything else on the table.
[Golden Brown Chrysalis Napkin Rings (Set of Four), $20]
If you are looking to add a little color and pizzazz to a table full of delicious hors d'oeuvre, a table runner is a simple, easy way to dress up your table top. Not only do table runners come in a large variety of colors, shapes and patterns, but they are also versatile enough to be used from day to day on your dining room table. However, if you are looking for something bright and fun for a special occasion, this Mughal table runner is made of gorgeous silk and is the perfect accent piece for any party.
[Mughal Table Runner, $62]