Friday, August 28, 2009

Dinner Party

Decorating is not the only aspect of a making a house a home. It also has a lot to do with how others feel upon entering your home. Are they instantly put at ease or do they feel they have entered a place where they are on pins and needles. When entertaining it is important to provide an environment that "feels" good to your guests. Greet them warmly, offer them a seat or a cool drink. Make them feel as if they are most important to you at this moment. Make them feel at HOME.
I love to entertain. The more the merrier is always my motto. I enjoy every phase of it. From the time of planning it to the event itself and during it as well. From small things like having a friend over for coffee and scones to a full fledged dinner party. I love it all!
I guess this post stems from the last few weeks in my life. I spent last weekend decorating and being the wedding coordinator for a daughter of a good friend. It was a delightful weekend,. We had eight young adults that were here for the wedding staying at our home and I so enjoyed pampering and "mothering" them. They all commented on how they felt like one of our own. That comment to me, first off made me feel good but it also made me realize that that is how everyone who enters our home should be made to feel.
We are having a dinner party for my hubby's employees this weekend. I am so excited to pamper them and let them know they are appreciated. Looking forward to a time of relaxing with them in a non work setting and making them feel special.
It should be a fun time.
Thought you might like to see the menu.

Pesto coated Salmon on the barby
Italian herb chicken (also on the BBQ)
Roasted Red Potatoes
Spinach salad with red wine vinegarette
Fresh fruit salad
Sourdough Garlic Bread
For dessert: Tiramisu (yes,I am attempting to make this)

I am doing all of this from scratch so I suppose I should quit blogging and start cooking. Remember to treat guests as you want to be treated and your gathering will be a success. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
A little disclaimer: The picture is not my table. wish it was tho :) I just thought it was a pretty picture.


  1. Beautiful table Debbie! Love it!

    Thnak you for your sweet visit. I always appreciate it very much.

    Have a wonderful weekend, ~Melissa ;)

  2. Beautiful table and menu sounds fabulous.


  3. You better get cooking! The menu sounds delish. I get nervous when I think of entertaining....good for you and we NEED to see pix!

  4. Hi Debbie, Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Thanks for the funny ;) I AMEN everything you said about is so important to make your guest feel welcome and treat them the way you want to be treated! I love the sounds so good...Hope you have a wonderful weekend! nancy

  5. Thanks for visiting. I am also following you on twitter! Thanks for sharing. Please come join me for Crock Pot Wednesday at The link for joining will by up by Tuesday.

  6. That menu sounds so good! What time should I be there? haha!

    I made Tiramisu a long time ago. It was so good! I think I spent about $30 on the ingredients though...and that was over 16 years ago! I've been thinking about making it again. You'll have to let us know how it turned out. Mmmm I love tiramisu!

  7. Your table looks gorgeous! I agree, making people feel welcome and at home is the most important thing!


  8. Hi there! I must say...I would love your job! I bet it's so much fun!