Sunday, May 6, 2012

Prom Tablescape

Welcome to Red Couch Recipes.  I have posted the pictures of the tablesetting of the Prom dinner I put together for my son and his date and another couple.  The theme of the Prom was "City Lights," but I decided to use the elephant plates my son had given me to make a "manly statement ;). 

I love the elephant plates, they are fun.  He bought them at Ross for my birthday two years ago.

I set the square elephant plates on my brown reactive ware. 

I used the wonderful beaded napkin rings that I won in a giveaway from Kathleen, at Cuisine Kathleen.

If you know me, you know I always include a shot of looking throught the glasses.  These yellow glasses were a gift from my sisters.  They are so bright and cheery.

Our forsythia was still in bloom, and as an afterthought I brought some in to put in the center of the table.

It is just a simple little arrangement that went along with my "screaming yellow" glasses.

Since there were only four at the table I put together an endscape with some luggage, candles, bananas, and pineapple to go along with the elephant theme.  I didn't want a huge centerpiece that might get in the way of conversation....not to worry, my son was there and he is a gabber.

The menu for the evening included three recipes from my blog.  My son was very particular about the menu.  He chose Creamy Fennel Pork, which is a family favorite for the main course.  For dessert we plated Grand Wailea Ice Cream balls with Pots Au Chocolat drizzled with raspberry sauce.  I loved it that these young couples had room to eat most of the dessert!  My son and two daughters all helped with the cleaning of the home, and with the cooking.  It was a fun time.

On another note....
On another sister Jacqueline, at Purple Chocolat Home, may be the only one who has noticed my lack of blogging.  I told her that I may quit because my life has become so busy, and she quickly said "Well, if you quit, then I quit!"  I don't  really believe she will quit because blogging fits her lifestyle to a "T."  She has always been creating and doing wonderful things.  I have enjoyed the fun we have shared together as "Blogging Sisters."  So for now I have decided to stay with blogging.  One of the things I have enjoyed about blogging is visiting your blogs!  Honestly, you fellow bloggers are some of the most creative, kind, and funny people.  I apologize that I have not been visiting as much as I would like to, and sometimes I don't post because I feel that I don't have time to visit all your wonderful blogs, but I will do what I can.

Our Red Couch Family wishes you a wonderful day!

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