My formula for an easy three-step dinner party table starts with a pretty, fresh centerpiece, candles, and cloth napkins. Doing this a day or two before the party makes it stress-free.
It’s Five Faves time with Annie and Cindy and today I’ve got lots to share!
Three Step Easy Dinner Party Table
This is the fun part and where I usually start (with fruit or flowers). Using all one shade of flower keeps it simple.
• Cloth Napkins
These floral cotton napkins wash beautifully. I don’t iron them but I do take them out of the washer damp and spread them out on top of the dryer.
These are similar round placemats. That’s my easy three-step dinner party table with a fresh centerpiece, candles, and floral napkins.
Favorite Fall Pillows (or for all year)
Have you read this post about my favorite pillow sources? Here’s what is currently on the sofa…
These are all 22″ squares.
Howard’s Savory Deviled Egg Appetizer
This is a fun/retro appetizer that Howard likes making. I cannot squeeze the exact recipe out of him but basically, boil a dozen eggs. Cool. Cut in half and scoop out the yolks. Mix the yolks with 1/4 cup Mayonaise, 2 tablespoons dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons minced shallot, 1 tablespoon capers, 1 tablespoon minced parsley, salt, and pepper to taste.
Then, he pipes them back into the eggs and sprinkles them with paprika.
Grilled Peaches with Goat Cheese and Proscuitto
It’s so hot in Los Angeles where we are right now! We made this Grilled Peach recipe again with grilled sausages. Too hot to cook inside!
Labor Day Sales
Don’t miss 40% off at J. Crew! And Banana Republic has lots on sale with an extra 20% off. I think I will pull the trigger on this embroidered tunic dress since it’s more than 50% off. Comes in regular and tall in addition to petite.
Louisa Is Already Stealing Hearts
Our granddaughter Louisa was born on Monday and she and our daughter are doing well! Here she is four days old.
And just like that…our hearts melted. I’m loving on her as much as I can.
If you are new here, each Sunday I share my top five favorite things along with my friends, Cindy and Annie. It’s like our weekly “catch-up” phone call. If you would like to receive this series every week, please sign up HERE.
Let’s see what Annie and Cindy’s Five Faves are this week: