Last weekend my family had our Christmas in July. We were running a bit late as it's so hard to co-ordinate everyone but those that could attend did and we all had a great time.
This year we hosted the 'event' at our beach house and I set up the tables in our theatre room (which still has no furniture so came in handy!!) and set them with cream damask cloths and napkins tied with baby pink tulle.
I placed the crystal and glass candle holders on antique crystal cake plates. All the candles were cream and I scattered fake snow all around the table.
I used three tall glass vases (leftover from DNo 1's wedding) and filled them with pink and silver balls. Can you see me in there too? I was quickly trying to take photos before everyone arrived.
Tealights with vanilla candles gave the room a lovely perfume without being too overpowering.
Silver placemats and baby pink menus were set for each guest to enjoy.
I loved using the fake snow. Christmas here in Australia is usually so hot that it's a lovely change to have a cool Christmas! We had Cream of Chicken Soup with crusty rolls, Roast Turkey, Pork and Chicken with baked potatoes, sweet potato crumble, asparagus with hollandaise sauce, cauliflower au gratin, steamed vegies and fresh greens. This was followed by Traditional Plum Pudding and brandy custard or Sticky Date Pudding with caramel sauce. That's the hard part - I love all the decorating and organising but get a panicky with the cooking but I delegated a lot! LOL
See no furniture in the room except for the tables. We did have chairs but as they were of the green plastic stacking variety (classy!) we didn't bring them in until the last minute.
A small table was set up in the corner for extra glasses (trestle tables are too narrow to add glassware) and red wine for later.
PS We did serve tea and coffee later but I didn't get a photo of that so I haope I can still be included in the Tuesday Tea Parties!
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