Dare to Entertain

It’s Dare to DIY time over at NewlyWoodwards


This week’s challenge was to set the table for the holidays. 

I would normally cop out on this kind of party.  I usually make fun of bloggers who set their tables for imaginary parties.  But Kim and I had our first date on Wednesday.  Now that we are real life friends, I didn’t think I could drop the ball on this one. 

So I did it.  I set a table for my imaginary dinner party.  Nate made a private call after this one.  I’m assuming he’s setting up my stay at nice mental health establishment.  I hope they serve ice cream…


I decided to go with a Christmas theme beings that we have our house almost all decked out for the holidays.  We really wanted to get the decorating done so we can enjoy all of the festivities.  Like real dinner parties….


The stemware is from a wedding gift.  The dinnerware is Pottery Barn.  I love these feisty reindeer.  Oh, Vixen.


The center piece consists of 3 candles that live on this table all year long.  A glass jar filled with ornaments.  And a silver deer I found at the Salvation Army.

There are no napkins.  I can grab you a square of Bounty if you’d like.

I’m too lazy to bust out the silverware.  Imaginary party, imaginary silverware.

Did you notice the lack of name cards?  I set the table for 4.  If you are one of the four and can’t decide where to sit, I’m not sure we should be dining together.

As much as I joke, it was a little fun.  A little.

Anyone else having an imaginary dinner party tonight?  Who would you invite if you were to host a fancy shin dig like mine?  Be sure to head over to NewlyWoodwards.  Kim will teach you how to set a table like a grown-up….