This is Katie and Elise.
These dinners are quickly becoming our new favorite obsession. Our dear friend and collaborator, Kate is leading us straight into a cult and we're not even mad. She is our ring-leader and is turning this whole creatives dinner into a full blown "thing".
Today she launched the official website and Instagram (@createdinners)! Check out Create Dinners to find out how to get involved, start your own, or just enjoy lovely pictures from our last two dinners.
For Dinner No. 2, we went with a country/southern theme for the menu and decor. Check out this full guest list to meet all the amazing women who attended and contributed every element of this dinner; from the embroidered napkins, to the table itself. You can also find a couple of recipes from our awesome chef, Kylie Mazon!
Let's just walk through from the beginning, shall we? Started off with some delicious appetizers, drinks and conversation.
Then we moved on to crafts! We planned a practical but delicious DIY for our girls: custom scents!
We all sat around and mixed a host of essential oils together to make our own pocket perfume; one of our favorite combos of the night was eucalyptus, ceder wood, and orange blossom...delicious.
To make your own, we've included a quick toutorial!
1. Begin by filling the bottle about 2/3 full of distilled water.
2. Then carefully select your scent combo. We suggest using no more than 3 scents together, but out of the 6 or 7 scents we had, there really were no bad combinations!
3. Once you’ve selected which scents you want to use, add about 15-20 of each scent. You can add more or less to your preference.
4. Add a decorative leaf or flower for style points. Cap your bottle and add a label for even more flare.
And there you have it! Needless to say we all smelled pretty bomb the rest of the evening.
Once we had finished crafting and chatting, dinner was served!
Obviously there was a very seriously story being told here. L.....o......l.
We've already locked in a date for Dinner No. 3, and we can't wait!