Friday, December 12, 2008

Dinner Party Tonight

Tonight we are hosting my best friend, Kelly and her hubby, Jeff, for a holiday dinner. Afterwards we're going to play a few board games. We decided to split the menu so one person didn't have to do everything. I'm making stuffed shells and Caesar salad while they are bringing garlic bread and dessert. I thought I'd let you guys see the table that hubby and I put together for dinner. Surprisingly enough, we only had to purchase the red tapers because we own everything you see in the pictures!!! So the tablescape only costs us $1. My kind of party!!! ; ) All in all the party has only costs us $16 total. I'm still hobbling around and trying to pace myself. The knee immobilizer and crutches have helped. I couldn't get an appointment with an orthopedist until Dec. 22nd so I've got a little over a week until I go for the appointment.

26 comments:

Hadias said...

What a beautiful arrangement. We are having a dinner party with some friends on Saturday and we've decided to split the work as well.

Have a great dinner.

Lara Gisela said...

Wow! Everything looks beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful time.
Blessings from Portugal

Hootin' Anni said...

How inviting!!! A beautiful setting. I also love the posters on the wall.

My show n tell this week is a holiday story...come by if you can find some time, won't you? Happy weekend.

A Hint of Home said...

I'm having one tomorrow. I know you're busy today. The table looks just beautiful.
Have fun and enjoy yourself.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Lovely table. Hope you have a wonderful time this evening.

Christmas blessings to you!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Your table looks very inviting and so festive. The menu sounds even better! LOL! I'm sorry to hear you've hurt yourself and hope the doc will have some answers for you. Til then, take care and I truly hope you enjoy your holiday dinner party this evening. I'm hosting 12 women for Bunco tonight. Should be a rip roaring good time :0)
Hugs!

Peach said...

I can hear the Christmas music playing in the background - everything looks fabulous!

Have fun tonight!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Everything looks so beautiful! Love me so good stuffed shells. Hope you have a great time, I'm sure your guests will feel very welcomed!

Angela said...

Your table looks great. And all for $1. Fabulous.

Julieann said...

Your table is beautiful--I know you are going to have an awesome time--stuffed shells, YUMMY!

Julieann

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hi Tara in the ATL! I'm in Smyrna.
Your tablescape is beautiful! That's great that you only had to buy tapers. It came out beautiful!

Manuela

Denise said...

Wow, it looks beautiful. Enjoy yourself sweetie.

Mrs. Miles said...

looks LOVELY - you really know how to decorate. Just the right balance! I'm sure you and your friends had a wonderful evening of fellowship.

Thanks for showing us

Armchair Housewife said...

Oh Oh Oh! (Or should it be Ho Ho Ho?!) I L-O-V-E your table. Your friends are in for a treat, and after reading your menu I'm craving Italian.

Thanks for stopping by Armchair Housewife and "following" my blog, consider yourself followed right back! I love your "fur babies are kids too"- we "dogrents" of a maltese and I feel the same way. ;)

have a great dinner!

ceekay said...

Your table is beautiful. I love the poinsetta theme. Enjoy your party!

Linda C said...

Your table looks beautiful! I know you will have a fabulous night:)
Thanks for showing us!
Linda C

Breath of Fresh Air said...

Beautiful table. I like the bulbs in the glass chimneys.

JudyBug said...

What a neat inexpensive idea to get together with friends. Your table is just stunning!

House of Brodt said...

SO pretty, Tara! You need to come decorate my table at the holidays, ha! ;)

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Your table setting is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth

sandy said...

Beautiful!

Yaya said...

Love board games! Do you have catchphrase?

Lady Katherine said...

Lovely, Hope you had a great time.

Jenny said...

Beautiful table arrangement!

becky said...

Love the gorgeous christmas balls on your table! Merry Christmas!

Keetha said...

I LOVE your dinner party table.

When I was a SAM, I USED to cook, and decorate like crazy, and have people over and be a real person.

Now I'm "chained" to the school where I teach. Oh, it has its rewards like being given the gift of having input into young lives - - - but I don't have energy left over to do all those fun home things.

Anyway - - - I vicariously enjoyed your party table.

Thanks for inviting me!!!

Merry Christmas