The night before my birthday, we had a black tie dinner. Everyone had arrived that day and it was fun to celebrate the beginning of the weekend. I had spent most of the day shooting fashion stories with Kit, and Matthew had been helping my mother to arrange the flowers in the dining room. So it was a lovely end to a busy day. I decided to re-wear one of my wedding dresses. I know it sounds odd, but I felt like it was such a lovely dress and if not on your 30th birthday weekend – then whenever again?! I tore the skirt but it was such a happy outing for it! With the Christmas party season upon us, I thought why not share some dinner party images, incase they help you plan your own.