I had planned a dinner party with a Thai friend as the chef so I worked on the color theme, table settings, and décor with Thailand as an inspiration. Ultimately my chef was unable to cook due to an injury but the theme remained albeit not in the cooking which I ended up doing myself.
- Colors: Saffron yellow, bright yellow, white, aqua green, olive green (which went with my caftan)
- Flowers – yellows and white
- Table cloth — white with paisley runner
- Candles — our dining room is dark without candles
- Dishes – Esteem by Noritake — aqua and brown
I bought yellow and white mums and ranunculus at Trader Joe’s and picked some daffodils from the yard. I scattered flower arrangements all over the house.
I used a white linen tablecloth with an aqua, gold, and green paisley runner accented by pale yellow linen napkins. The day had been cold and dreary so I lit a lot of honey-colored candles on the table.
I pulled together my dishes (including serving dishes) and silver flatware for the various courses. For a little variety I had purchased 8 turquoise plates at Goodwill for $1 each to use as service plates on the table before we started the meal. The first course was served on smaller plates put on top of these place holders.
The glasses were a mixed set of long-stemmed water glasses and short-stemmed beverage glasses in which we served our home-invented Glade Fizz.
Dessert was also served in stemmed glasses.
We had a cheery meal and spent some lovely time with special friends.