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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Italian Dinner

We wanted to enjoy a big family dinner with close friends and all of our kids, so what other than Italian food is more crowd pleasing?

I set up an intimate conversation table for the adults, with a separate teen table and fun area at the island for the younger kids. Small details like melting butter into chocolate molds graced the tables to add detail and pique curiosity.

Centerpieces don't have to be expensive floral arrangements! I always "search the house" for fun matching items that lend a touch of whimsy for a theme. Just a simple votive holder and faux flower can add color to a small table or lining up a
display of fun collectibles can just add charm.

Choosing a menu doesn't have to be stressful, sometimes the easiest of foods can just bring everyone together! I made simple dishes of spaghetti with meat sauce, salad served family style and Italian Bread.

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