Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday: How to Plan The Perfect Party

Take a step back in Dallas dining history.

The December 2000 issue of D Magazine features a glorious seven-page spread on party planning in Dallas. The story highlights the best caterers, florists, bakers, and more.

“Throwing a great party is like writing the Great American Novel,” writes Dawn McMullan. “It takes gumption and planning. It takes imagination to create something unique enough to keep everyone interested, yet not so strange as to become fodder for gossip. It takes just the right mix of characters, and it takes good help.”

The piece is an insightful look into soiree planning at the time, but it’s the playful photography by James Bland that really makes this a memorable spread.

Click the images below and take a step back in Dallas dining history.