Some info about our Gourmet Group: We are 4 couples who enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company.
We take turns hosting in our homes. The hosts decide on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening. The hosts cook most of the meal, but give at least one course (along with all the recipes) to the other couples to prepare. We love trying new recipes and ideas. So most of the time, the recipes are ones we haven’t cooked before, but they don’t have to be.
It was our turn to host our Gourmet Group last December. My theme for the evening was “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas”. I envisioned a ‘winter wonderland’ type of look. Here is a look at how I styled my table, and our menu for the evening.
THE INVITATION /MENU
MY FOYER CHEST
I had a peaceful angel theme going on there…
Even the men that evening noticed and commented on a “What a pretty table…” (very unusual)
View from a side…if you look closely in the top right corner, you can see a lighted wreath I hung on the door to the dining room
As you can see, I hung various types of snowflakes, icicles, and white birds from my chandy…
A CLOSER LOOK at the CENTER OF TABLE
I placed mirrors in the middle of the table to play the part of an ice skating rink on the table for my acrylic skating snowmen, and to add sparkle to the table. I then layered “buffalo snow” across the middle of the table and added various white items like snowflakes, snowballs, and candles.
A mirror, white votive, and a mini Bailey’s at each place setting…
I glued a small chocolate snowman onto each place-name card.
Mini silver photo frames (that I got at Crate & Barrel several years ago) with “holiday messages” were scattered on the table
A copy of our menu displayed on the table
MY DINING ROOM CHEST
I continued my snowy white decorating theme here too.
Wishing You and Yours a Happy and Healthy 2015 Holiday Season~