Midwest Living Event Styling - Easy Entertaining with Friends

We had the honor to be featured in a dreamy Midwest Living photoshoot with Megan Gilger from Fresh Exchange. This dreamy styled gathering featured a simple spring gathering with an easy organic tablescape and a spring inspired menu.  Check out the full article. 

In the spring, there’s nothing better than getting together with friends and family to celebrate the season. Thinking of hosting a gathering of your own?

Here are some tips for making your next event one to remember:

1) Keep it simple – At the grocery store or farmer’s market, try to find products that are made from simple ingredients that are locally sourced. This helps to ensure the freshest produce and ingredients are used, which leads to delicious results when cooking. Shopping locally also means supporting local businesses and being mindful of the environment.

2) Stick with seasonal and local ingredients if you can. Try to focus on what’s in season where you live and use those ingredients as much as possible. When hosting a gathering of family or friends, I believe it’s important to use ingredients that are both seasonal and local. Not only will this ensure that the meal you provide is of the highest quality and most flavorful, but it’s also a great way to support the local economy. Shopping for seasonal ingredients also has the benefit of providing variety to your gathering; from spring vegetables like asparagus to summer stone fruits, from autumn squashes to winter citrus.

3) When you’re setting the table for your gathering, don’t worry about making everything match. Instead, keep it simple and clean. There’s no need to have everything match – just make it feel organic! Fill the table with fresh blooms or simple greens from your backyard and add a few fresh linens.

Not sure where to start? Whether it is a small intimate gathering or a large event, Cammie can help with your food and prop styling or event menu ideas.