Monday, August 2, 2010

A Tuscan Feast!

So I decided to host an Italian dinner for my neighbors~ It started off to just be something casual and then I tried to think of ways that I could be creative without going over a budget! I wanted to make drip candle holders like you see in the Italian restaurants so I used recycled wine bottles and tapered candles sticks. I melted the the candles all over the bottles and then used a new tapered candle stick to put in the hole of the wine bottle! It came out great! I then went to Michaels and they have grape vines on sale 2 for $12! I used Tuscan colors like gold's, greens, burgundies and neutrals! I used left over corks from my wine bottles and made place cards for everyone too! Check out the pictures!

Then Lucas and Stephanie were over and helped me by making the Stromboli! They did a great job!Creative Room Design 104

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I made homemade sauce and meatballs…Lucas told me that he thought it was “dood”!

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All my neighbors chipped in and brought something over to keep with the Italian theme! We had antipasto, garlic bread, wine, Tiramisu, salad and so much more! It was delicious! Check out the album! We had a great time! Great time with great friends!!


Dani said...

you are welcome to make me a tuscan feast anytime your heart desires!

Barbara said...

Parties like this are always so much fun! It looks like you did a lovely job with the setting and the food.

Entertaining Women said...

Your candle holders turned out beautifully...maybe not a hard project, but certainly a time consuming project. Way to go! Thank you for sharing your charming design. I know that you had a wonderful evening. Cherry Kay

Sweetladyelaine said...

Very nice the wine bottles and the plcecard holder idea! Very nice!