As I mentioned in this post, we had my playgroup over to our house for dinner without any children. Since we do meet once a week with seven kids, ages two and under, everything is always baby proofed, kid friendly, battery operated and plastic; I thought the dinner should be the antithesis of all of that. I went white, lace, candles and centerpiece flowers called “Love Lies Bleeding” – the most kid unfriendly table I could come up with.
I went with a white linen tablecloth (from Ikea). I got three yards of lace from JoAnne’s fabrics on top of that, then I added our wedding china and Moscow Mule cups. The silver is actually gold plated that I scored at a pac heights thrift shop years ago; the napkins are from Cost Plus but no longer sold there. The candelabras were a treasured wedding gift. Down the center was eucalyptus garlands and a vase with “lies bleeding” flowers with pillar candles mixed in.
A pulled back pick from our house so you can see Graham’s bench in with the table.
The night was a blast. We pushed to the max of babysitters’ deadlines and got after it. Every candle was burned down to its end so I think that’s a sign of a night well lived.
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