No I am really not that messy…well, I do seem to have a giant stack of unread magazines by my chair that morphs each day into something taller. My reading of blogs, I guess, has become my favorite magazine reading.
My daughters and I are hosting an engagement party for a dear friend’s daughter in a week, and I am stockpiling things to take. I have party items stacked all over the house.The party will be at my oldest daughter’s house ,and she lives seven hours away.
Everything will be outside. We are having round tables, white chairs, and we are using white tablecloths and white cloth napkins. I am taking every piece of blue and white I own- all shapes and sizes- to cluster in the middle of each table.
The blue and white of all sizes will look chunky and generous- not little or small scaled. My daughter has rented white tents for the serving tables and the bar.
We are serving dinner on our joint collection of Spode blue and white.
We will use Blue Danube and milk glass if we need to ,but I have about 50 plates, and my daughter has a big stack as well.
The menu is:
Crab dip on toast or smoked salmon on toast or crackers with sour cream and capers
Crawfish Etouffee and Rice
Stuffed Chickens- with broccoli and stuffing/ or etouffee
Beverages including Hurricane Punch served out of a crystal punch bowl
Pecan Pie for dessert with a dollop of whipped cream
Question: Do I need to prepare a side dish?
If so, what?
Should the bread be plain?
Here are the cocktail napkins.
And we will serve the punch in these
I have 24 of them, which is not enough by a long shot, but it will be enough to get things started and create the look we want as the party starts. I found these at Salvation Army in Dallas for $3.99 each.
I also collect old silver/silverplate serving pieces. I’ll take these as well as others.
Let me know what you think about the side dish. I am old school, and I feel like we need something green or colored on the plate.
More serving dishes.