Hi and thank you for stopping by. My name is Debbie, and I want to share a little about me and why I started the BTH Dinner Party.
I started the BTH Dinner Party out of my love of entertaining and my love of Interior Design and creating beautiful spaces. Years ago, I discovered something about myself – I discovered that my environment played a key role in my happiness and contentment. So, that’s when I started to ensure my environment was full of things that made me happy.
I turned my passion for beautiful spaces into a career in Interior Design and now I want to share my love of entertaining and creating beautiful table settings. I want everyone to have the opportunity to host dinner parties and to create beautiful tablescapes – even if you don’t have the time.
As an Interior Designer, I spend a lot of time studying design magazines to see what the new trends are in design and color. While reading through the magazines, I often see many beautiful tablescapes and discovered the beauty they create for a room. So I began upping my game for dinner parties and my guests seemed so delighted at the site of a beautiful table.
I wanted to create the capability for people to create a beautiful table setting for their guests while allowing different looks for different occasions. I began to do some research and realized there was a demand out there for renting complete table settings. However, I didn’t want a regular out of the box type of rental, but something that was beautifully curated for each of my clients – all the way down to the floral arrangements.
What Makes Me Happy
When people ask me why I do some of the things I do, I always tell them because it makes me happy. People find happiness in different ways – I happen to find happiness in creating beautiful spaces and experiences for people. I enjoy serving sparking wine in beautiful flutes to my guests, I enjoy creating fabulous food courses for my guests, I love to have lit candles to create a welcoming aroma as my guests arrive, but most of all, I love to see people enjoy themselves. My hope is when people leave our house, they feel special and loved.
My Partner in Crime
I am married to a wonderful man who has been my partner in crime for over 11 years. I am so grateful to have a partner that not only supports, but encourages my creative, and sometimes wacky, ideas. We met over our love of wine and we both love to cook and entertain. We have hosted many events – some more unusual than others. When we were looking for a house, we passed on several due to the lack of parking because we knew we wanted to entertain.
We started hosting Thanksgiving dinner for our friends years ago and even with a guest list of 20, we always set a beautiful table so they had a wonderful experience. We hosted Chopped Dinner Parties, where our guests were challenged to create a dish with secret ingredients in under 30 minutes (I'm not sure how happy they were about that one). We once even cleared out our living room and held a house concert for our friends. These are things that make us happy and I'm looking forward to many more.
Meet Booker - our Miniature Golden Doodle. He loves people and loves scratches and kisses!
Thank you for reading,