How to Throw a Springtime Dinner Party

How to Throw a Springtime Dinner Party

Ever wonder how an event planner throws a dinner party? Today we’re going to take a peek inside the home of Cari Johns Isham, CEO of Commerce Street Events, while she throws a blooming bash for some of her closest friends to celebrate the start of spring! And the soft colors and pretty style couldn’t translate more beautifully for a bridal or wedding shower! From CSE, “Each guest received a hand-delivered invitation with fresh flowers in a mason jar and hand dyed silk ribbon. From the start, the CSE team wanted to create a very personalized experience for her guests. Since this was a smaller event, the little details made a big impression.

Shades of blue combined with pops of pink were the perfect color selections for this seasonal affair. The florist, a friend of Cari’s, created a long arrangement that included hydrangeas and peonies for the centerpiece.

After cocktail hour, guests found personalized mini easels at each place setting. Even the caterer was on board with incorporating fresh spring flavors in the menu. Cari played dinner music in the background with artists such as John Mayer and Ray LaMontagne.

Guests were able to pick up a make-your-own-mojito kit on the way out to keep the party flowing even at home.”

Credits: Event Styling and Production: Commerce Street Events / Photography: Rachel Moore Photography / Catering: Catering & Events by Suzette / Venue: Private Residence / Florals: Oshi Flowers / Invitations: Ink Nashville / Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen