One of life’s sweetest pleasures is spending an afternoon around a table sharing a delicious meal in the company of your dearest friends. Spoil your best girls with a lavish ladies luncheon.

We’ve pulled together seven tips on throwing the ultimate ladies luncheon, with stunning images as featured in HOORAY! Issue 12.

1. Arrange fresh florals

Lush floral arrangements, made up of bougainvillea, peonies, garden roses, berries and accents of opium poppy and greenery create a lush and instantly feminine vibe.

2. Add interest with plants

Individual potted succulents, cactus and aloe vera plants add additional personality to the design and make for perfect keepsakes once the event is over.
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3. Add something unexpected

Play around with this design and add spunk in unexpected places. Why not set up a fun little tequila bar for your guests with a mixture of three different tequilas for tasting, plus salt and lime.Blog_StyledShoots_LadiesLuncheon_69

4. Go overboard with colour

Colour is everything when it comes to achieving this look. The floral centrepiece is the main detail that takes the colour palette and brings it to a whole new level of wow, defining the entire tablescape.Blog_StyledShoots_LadiesLuncheon_10

5. Light candles

Small votives en masse filled with tealight candles add an instant, and incredibly cheap, touch of elegance.Blog_StyledShoots_LadiesLuncheon_04

6. Add volume

Suspend handmade (or Etsy purchased) papel picado over the dining table to add a festive touch.Blog_StyledShoots_LadiesLuncheon_25

7. Complement styling with a metallic accents

Warm copper accents seen in the flatware and vessels, set against a distressed white table, creates the perfect juxtaposition between rustic and contemporary. Plus, everyone needs a bit of copper in their lives!Blog_StyledShoots_LadiesLuncheon_22

Photography by Steve Steinhardt |  Event Styling by Modern Dame | Catering by Haute Chefs | Florals + Stationery by Meet The Foleys Event Design + Studio | Glassware by West Elm | Flatware by Anthropologie | Dinnerware by Restoration Hardware | Napkins by Apolis