Last, but not least, part three of my interview by Bonjour Events
for Dinner Party tips. We asked Cindy Zuccarino of Ciao Tavola how she tastefully carries out a dinner party theme for her clients. Below is a great excerpt from her interview.
Theme dinners are fun. It is important however, to keep the decorations tasteful. You don’t want your guests to think they are at the local amusement park or at your child’s birthday party. Once I hosted a fundraiser dinner – the theme was “A Trip to Italy”. The handmade invitations (your guests will appreciate the creativity and effort) were written in Italian, thanks to my Italian mother-in-law. I also included an English translation. Upon arrival, my guests were treated to Prosecco and Italian-style appetizers. After 45 minutes, I summoned them to the family room where I had an opera singer waiting to serenade them for the next 45 minutes. The singer was a complete surprise! Dinner was served on my Deruta place settings…all the while, opera CD’s were playing softly in the background. We finished the evening on the terrace enjoying my homemade Tiramisu and coffee. Your dinner party can be whatever you make of it; it just depends on how much energy you invest. Remember…the idea is to have fun!