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A couple weeks ago I hosted an official Launch Party for COLOR by K! It was a wonderful way for me to introduce myself and the new brand to Charleston locals. There are so many incredible creatives in this town, so I thought the re-brand offered a unique opportunity for me to not only celebrate the launch, but to also connect with like-minded individuals in town. The entire evening turned out to be more incredible then I ever imagined, but woah – hosting a fall fete is no joke. Haha. There was A LOT more back end planning that went into all the festivities then I expected.

TOP 3 TIPS for HOSTING a FALL FETE

  1. Pick a theme + execute it | It can be easy to get carried away with your thoughts + ideas when planning a group dinner party. First, pick an overall theme or feeling you’re hoping to exude. That theme should be carried through, from location {Charleston’s Mira Tasting Room was the perfect venue for me}, to decor to lighting to food. Focus on the ‘bones’ and build in the details from there. Bones being: table(s), chairs, glassware, plates, napkins, and flatware. Things which will often be provided by your venue, but not always. Details will include your florals, candles/lighting, chargers and other styling elements.
  2. Hire a point of contact/coordinator | Because the hostess just can’t do it all. Your goal should always be to be present with your guests, to mingle and enjoy the evening. Not running around trying to coordinate and manage. I know it’s easier said then done, but hiring a Coordinator to assist you with all the little details and execute your vision to perfection is key.
  3. Have a good mix of guests | I think having a mix of friends + business contacts is the best way to ensure good networking and conversation. It mixes things up a bit for everyone! Especially if it’s a local group, it’s nice for your guests to meet people whom may not run in their usual circle.

Huge THANK YOU to all the vendors I worked with to make this COLOR b K dinner truly magical!
Location: Mira Winery Tasting Room, Charleston
Coursed Meal: Chef Ross Webb of R Kitchen
Florals + Table Styling: Wimberly Fair Designs
Tabletop Rentals: Ooh Events
Green Glassware: Vintage via Etsy 
Gifts for Guests: Rewined Candles
Photography: Rachel Red Photography SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

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