Guess who’s coming to dinner?
Throwing a memorable soirée requires a little extra thoughts, effort and panache.
Avas Geo full lace dress, $599. A classic little black dress is the ideal choice for the hostess with the mostess. tedbaker.com
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, $22.95. Revlon have two perfects shades, Love That Red and Rich Girl Red, but any bold coloured lip will do. Stockists: 1800 025 488
Marble 16-piece dinner set, $149.95. Now’s the time to dust off your good china. saltandpepper.com.au
Cuprum Cutlery by Kinnow Cutlery, $79. Five-piece semi-matt copper cutlery set in a handmade cutlery roll, it’s the perfect accompaniment for a smaller, more intimate gathering. thestore.com.au
Cheers bar cart, $450. Fashionable in the 1950s and 60s, bar carts are enjoying a resurgence, and is now a fashionable way to display your drinks. neueblvd.com.au
GPO Attache vintage Bluetooth portable record player, $199.99. Has a USB port so you can plug in your own speakers and a rechargeable battery that’ll last the entire party. yellowoctopus.com.au
Celebrate cocktail shaker, $39.99. Impress your guests with your cocktail or mocktail making skills. davisandwaddell.com.au
Design House carafe nordic lights $189. A special and ambient centrepiece for the table. prinkbox.com.au
Cuvee red or white wine glasses, or champagne flutes, $59.95 (set of 6). No diner party is complete without elegant glassware. saltandpepper.com.au
Leona leaf statement earrings $139. It’s important to pay attention to the finer details, and that includes your outfit. nicolefendel.com.au
Set of 4 monogrammed napkins, $49.50. If it’s a formal, sit down dinner party, then serviettes simply won’t cut it. jasmineandwill.com
Venus tealight holder, $6.95 each. Choose from five assorted designs or by one of each and scatter them around the room for a soft glow. emporiumhome.com.au
Elegance Accent decanter, $257.95. Complete your dinner party with a drop or two of your best red, served exquisitely from this Waterford decanter. zanui.com.au
Malibu Jacket, $599. Guys, if dressing up at home is not your style, at least pop on a stylish dinner jacket. tedbaker.com