Summer sunshine calls for get-togethers with friends and we're so excited to announce our partnership with Zapp, the on-demand delivery app that can deliver essentials to your doorstep in minutes.
Planning to host a last minute dinner party? Our BRCircle ambassador Kirthanaa, a part-time tablescaper & hostess with the mostest, shares her favourite things to order in for a dinner party, and most importantly - what you can rent for the occasion! Scroll on to read Kirthanaa's tips and tricks for hosting, her dinner party rental wish list and where you can source the best tableware from.
What are your top 5 dinner party essentials?
I want everyone to instantly feel comfortable and welcome. I find having aperitifs ready to go, with a vibrant playlist does just that. For aperitifs, a spritz of some sort always goes down well, and I love to include a mix of genres in my playlist - from salsa to upbeat jazz. My other essentials are flowers, candles, and linens which create the perfect ambience for a lovely evening.
How do you like to set the mood?
Apart from making everyone feel welcome with the above essentials, I also like to look after my guests so they’re having a lovely time, whether that means making them a cocktail, introducing them to another friend, or putting on one of their favourite songs.
Where are some of your favourite places to source tableware from?
A few of my favourites are Lisa Corti for maximalist tablecloths or Cultiver Goods for minimalist linens, Wax Atelier for candles, Uncut Stems for flowers, Toast for glassware and Merci Paris for cutlery.
How do you like to get dressed up for a dinner party?
When I’m hosting, I’m usually running between the kitchen and dining room - so I like to wear something chic yet comfortable, and something I’m not too precious about. My current favourite rentals on the By Rotation app are the Rixo Benita dress, Matteau cotton maxi dress and Rejina Pyo's Celeste dress.
What are 3 key ingredients that you can't host without?
Excellent food for my guests (Zapp really is great for last minute missing ingredients), a glass of orange wine for me, and a double whisky for my boyfriend/sous chef.
ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY
We've partnered with Zapp to offer you the chance to win your ultimate summer party at home. The lucky winner will get £150 to spend on their fave party essentials from Zapp and £150 to rent the perfect outfit from By Rotation.
To enter, place an order of £20 or more on either Zapp or By Rotation before 3rd August. Add “Win a summer party” to your basket on Zapp or enter the code SUMMERPARTY at the By Rotation check out.
Click here for your number 1 hosting guide and here to rent Kirthanaa's wardrobe on the app!