Dressing Your Tables and Optimizing Themes
This was a Bridal Shower Dinner given for the bride and her bridesmaids. Each place setting was decorated with the brides colors of green, ivory, and black. Little favors for each of the bridesmaids included printed notecards with carry case, designer nail files, and hand lotion…all in the colors of the wedding.
Easy ways to include a theme color are in the napkins, ribbons, and of course the centerpiece. Be creative, the colors are the key and you can include any item as long as they are small enough not to overpower the place setting.
“Tying” your table together with napkins
Here’s an easy way to make your table special when you have guests. Take a cloth napkin of choice (preferably the theme, color, or texture of the occasion) and fold in a traditional half fold. Use a ribbon or raffia or whatever your choice of banding would be and tie the napkin with a simple knot. You can tie in the middle, top, or bottom of the napkin….each gives a different look. Then, take the flower from your centerpiece or the Herb from the main ingredient of your meal (such as rosemary or thyme or cilantro etc) and insert a small snipping of it into the crease of the knot (as shown in picture).
This is a simple yet unique way to make your guests feel special at your table while ‘tying’ the entire theme together. Be creative!
Remember the extra touches…
A champagne glass with a slice of orange will tempt
your guest’s taste buds…
A refreshing sparkly Mimosa must be on the menu!
Sometimes simple is best…
There’s nothing more beautiful than a simple, tall, clear glass vase filled with bright Spring tulips. The cup-shaped flower makes a bold statement as the delicate petals unfold to reveal the inner star. Regardless of the color you choose, this short-season flower will wow your guests and fill your room with the joy of Spring.
Be sure to snip the bottom of each tulip at an angle to allow for easy absorption of water. Fill the bottom of the vase with large river rocks that contrast the sturdy bright green stems and assists in easy arranging. If you have short stemmed tulips, add more rocks to increase the height. Keep the water cold and fresh, changing daily for longer life.
For an added surprise, put a smaller vase in the powder room/guest bath with either one or three stems of the same flower. Another in the foyer is an irresistible splurge and welcomes your guests as they arrive.
A very special 50th Birthday Celebration
My sister’s 50th Birthday was in June and she LOVES roses. What better way
to celebrate “her” than to fill my home with beautiful red and pink roses on her special day. Pan Seared Halibut with Potato Crockett’s and Roasted Asparagus for dinner followed by Vanilla Bean Creme’ Brulee for dessert. Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life.