Few days ago, we had the great opportunity to animate a workshop at The Merode for 20 of their members. A moment around the table, sharing few tips & teaching how to craft the perfect centerpiece for your end-of-the-year celebrations.
Open the white door and discover what happened during this workshop !
It's started with a delicious hot chocolate drink served for everyone. The moment of a warm welcome. After this sweet introduction, we went step by step to set the table.
First step : the tablecloth!
Our tips regarding the tablecloth :
- Choose linen. Elegant, sober, and especially ... it doesn't need to be ironed.
- Measure the length of your table, and add 70 cm to each side to get it down to the floor. If you don't have the opportunity to have a that big piece, you can also add 30 cm to each side, and will lay low to the chair.
- Our best adresses for linen tablecloth : Libeco , Linaluxe
We then got to the heart of the matter : the centerpiece !
It was about learning 2 ways of making a nice centerpiece for end-of-year celebrations ;
first one was a classic Christmas wreath and second one was a composition of flowers in oasis foam.
It took about one hour to make both, and each was free to do it in their own style, based on a few tips & tricks given by Céline and a mix of flowers & branches put at disposal.
A crafty moment, far away from screens, meetings and phones.
After this one hour crafty moment we went through few protocole rules, learning the formal & informal method to set the table for a dinner according to the french etiquette. Small drawings below were shown, and we made a live table setting all together.
We finally ended up the workshop by testing few different napkin foldings, step by step.
Discover them below and don't hesitate to test at home!
Thank you again to those who took part, with enthusiasm and curiosity, to this workshop!
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