14 July 2016

South African dinner

I decided to throw a South African themed dinner party for close friends of ours (Paula and Richard, and Jess and Haydn). I had lots of fun setting everything up and cooking the dishes, and we all had a very enjoyable evening. I thought I'd show you how I decorated the table and my little shelf.

While I have actually worn it as a scarf, the reason I bought this scarf when I saw it at a thrift store months ago was to use as a table runner for my SA dinner!

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I decorated with bits of wood and candles adorned with twine and leaves.

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I decided flowers in sunny hues would be perfect ...

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... and even managed to track down pretty much the only Protea bloom in south Taranaki!

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Each place setting had a brown napkin, a menu, and a placecard.

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I made the latter out of stones, leaves, twine, and letter stickers.

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This is what I served. To drink we had litchi juice and guava juice, and after dinner we had rooibos tea with koeksusters and karringmelkbeskuit (condensed milk rusks).

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Of course I had to theme my little shelf too!

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2 comments:

  1. So nicely done! I bet the food was delicious too!

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  2. Amazing table decor ❤️

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