Holiday Entertaining

Nov 24

Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving table

This season is about giving thanks and celebrating the people who matter most. Without our customers we would not have grown into the brand we are today. Thank you for welcoming Ballard into your homes. – Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

 
Nov 23

Podcast, Bonus Episode: Entertaining Disasters

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How to Decorate podcast bonus episode: all about entertaining and our entertaining disasters

This week we’re bringing you a bonus episode, and we’re talking entertaining! Our plan was to bring you a short extra episode with our entertaining stories — to get you in the spirit of Thanksgiving — but of course, we gabbed for over an hour. But, if you listen to the whole episode, you’ll hear our tried and true secrets, entertaining disasters, and suggestions for being a great guest.

 
Nov 21

Recipes: Moscow Mule and Mint Julep Shots

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Moscow Mule and Mint Julep shot recipes

We were so excited to introduce our Moscow Mule and Mint Julep Shot glasses this holiday season, but what good are these adorable shot glasses if you don’t have recipes to go with them?

 
Nov 1

A Festive Christmas Table for your Holiday Dinner

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Festive Christmas table top and place setting

As the holiday season approaches, we start thinking about entertaining. What do we need to pull off a flawless holiday dinner? How can we give our dinnerware and table setting pieces a new look? What festive accents should we add to our repertoire? All of these questions can be answered with a little inspiration which is what we’re bringing you today. A classic holiday table made up of pieces you can use year round but that together evoke that holiday feel we’re after:

 
Oct 21

Entertaining in a Small Space — Picnic Style!

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Host a holiday gathering picnic style around your coffee table

At Ballard Designs, we’re big believers that everyone should entertain, no matter how big or small your home is and no matter how many projects you’ve marked off your decorating To Do list. Entertaining isn’t about perfection, it’s about hospitality! If you have a studio apartment or a small home, consider hosting a holiday gathering picnic-style around your coffee table. Here’s how we did it.

 
Oct 6

A Stylish Thanksgiving Table for Your Family Gathering

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Thanksgiving tabletop inspiration for your placesetting and dining room

The weeks and months leading up to the New Year move at warp speed, which is why it’s important to step back and enjoy the moments you get to spend with family during the fall. Of course Thanksgiving is one of those times of year we get to sit down together and enjoy each others’ company, give thanks, and enjoy a meal together. For a big gathering like this, we like to set a table that feels special and festive. We pulled together some of our favorite pieces, both new and old, and are sharing how to get the look for yourself!

 
Apr 12

4 Ways to Fold Your Napkin like Bunny Williams

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Leave it to Bunny to know just how to dress up a table in a really simple, yet elegant, way. Taking those extra few minutes while you’re setting the table to creatively fold your dinner guests’ napkins pays off when you see how nicely it enhances your table setting. Below, Bunny shares four favorite napkin folds she uses when she’s playing host.