Interior Designers Spill Their Must-Do Tips For Spring Entertaining

There are dinner parties...and then there are dinner parties. We're talking table decorations of epic proportions — think towering hot-air-balloon centerpieces and real moss tablecloths. Of course, it's no surprise that the annual Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala benefit, hosted by Veranda magazine last Wednesday in NYC, definitely took haute dining to a new level. The event featured 45 "High Society"-themed tables decorated by interior designers — and the final productions were as over the top as you can imagine.
And while we don't all aspire to create five-foot tall peacock feather centerpieces for our own rooftop barbecues, we did chat with the designers on their must dos and don'ts for creating the perfect soirée — no matter your budget.

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