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Hosting a dinner party isn’t just about the food—it’s about making every guest feel welcomed from the moment they step through your door. That’s why we went the extra mile at our recent gathering by crafting these delightful charcuterie cups.

Inclusive Charcuterie Cups for Your Dinner Guests


I am feeling all of the “good vibes” this Friday as we reminisce over the tabletop scenes from the intimate dinner held at Le Clou in honor of my husband, Christopher Wooten. I wanted to be sure that his dinner party was both masculine and stylish. The beautiful charger plates are from Maison de Carine […]

Masculine Dinner Party Details


Taper candles give a dinner party a moody vibe that’s both sexy and romantic. Here are some tips to help you keep your tapers both drip free and upright.

Quick Solutions for Your Taper Candle Challenges


Are you planning to host a dinner party soon? Here are some twelve (12) easy tips to help you make the dinner experience special.

12 Special Touches That Will Improve Your Dinner Party Experience

Washington DC Placesetting Tutorial Video. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Last month, I had the pleasure to work with the team at Chip Dizard Studios and the very talented Nika Smernoff at Calligraphette & Co. on a very fun project! We created this easy-to-follow video tutorial for anyone who needs a refresher on how to set the dinner table. Please check it out below and […]

A Video Tutorial to Answer, “How Do I Set a Dinner Table?”


Dinner parties are a perfect opportunity to celebrate an occasion, host your family, or simply “break bread” with neighbors and friends. Unfortunately, some hosts/hostesses find the coordination of the evening more stressful than cooking the actual meal. The key to minimizing dinner party stress is having a plan in place beforehand, so download my Dinner […]

A Dinner Party Planning Guide for Your Holiday Entertaining


Not too long ago, I attended a formal dinner that involved the use of chopsticks. Before that dinner, I paid very little attention to my use of chopsticks. But, since the dinner was formal, I wanted to be mindful of my dinner etiquette. So, I found that there really is no one rule for handling […]

5 Helpful Chopstick Etiquette Tips

Mini Sliders at Wedding Reception. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you are like me, you are probably living with a dietary restriction or two that affects your dining experiences.  So, what do you do when you receive an invitation to a party, a dinner or a reception?  Here are some quick do’s and don’ts. DO — Thank the host/hostess for the invitation and give […]

Etiquette Guide: How to Share Your Dietary Restrictions with Your RSVP

Newlywed Dinner on a Dime. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Happy Monday morning! We’ve had quite an exciting couple of days recently, and things don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Yes! One of our most recent highlights was yesterday’s feature in MunaLuchi’s Sunday Lifestyle series. I had such a fun time styling the “Newlywed Dinner on the Floor” as Natarsha Wright snapped up a storm — and […]

Featured in MunaLuchi Lifestyle “Sunday Series”