Late in October dinner parties begin to crop up all over your date book, and before you know it, you have eaten your way into the new year! Well, one of these years I'm determined to throw one of my own. Not just a few friends over for pasta, but a real, true dinner party with invitations, place settings, linen napkins, three courses and everything! It's on my 30 before 30 list... OK, I actually don't have a 30 before 30 list, but I think this is a good, easy enough place to start >> 1) lilly pulitzer paper lanterns. love them. 2) one of several adorable numbers from anthropologie 3) keep your hair out of the soufflé with these kate spade bobby pins 4) cane paper votives from elizabeth bauer design. you m-u-s-t visit her west village shop if you get a chance. 5) excellent hostess gift as one can never have too many bottles in stock; that's why they made cellars 6) john derian british seaweed plates 7) james beard's american cookery 8) anna bond's recipe cards and boxes 9) lobster letterpress coasters from sesame letterpress 10) fill-in invitations by greenwich letterpress 11) bouquet cupcakes from the cupcake café 12) stand tall in kate spade's aqua karolina heels 13) fresh farmer's market flowers – a must for any table – these are from oh joy!