Camille Styles

This One Overlooked Detail Can Change the Vibe of Your Whole Party

June 13th, 2018

photo by kate zimmerman-turpin

You know that feeling when you’re at a dinner party or seated at a long table with a big group at a restaurant, and you’re trapped into talking only to the person on your left or your right the entire night because everyone else is out of earshot? Maybe it’s just me, but in my personal experience that type of social scenario rarely leads to the most memorable or enjoyable conversations. Lately I’ve been giving a lot of thought as to why some parties are just way more fun than others, and I’m realizing that it has less to do with the obvious things (like menu, flowers, or decor) and more to do with elements like how guests are seated. I’ve been testing out my theory and polling my friends on their own experiences, so read on for my modern-day approach to creating a party seating arrangement that fosters lively conversation and closer connection. I’d love to hear in the comments if you agree.

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  1. Couldn’t agree with this more!! I’m always a fan of tighter circular gatherings rather than long tables.

    Woof Xo,
    Michelle & Watson

  2. frances says:

    this is lovely but i’m just concerned why the women are seated at their men”s feet?

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