Lessons learned: First “serious” dinner party
N and I just had his parents and little brother over for dinner this evening. It was stressful getting prepared, but in the end it was a hit. Along the way, we definitely had a little drama here and there. At one point I thought to myself, “How does N’s mom do it?! Whenever she has us over she’s completely prepared and looks fabulous!” This was not the case with us tonight. (Of course.) Although in the end, everything ended up okay. However along the way there were definitely some things I took away from the evening:
- I need more serving plates & bowls. We had virtually nothing to put the food in other than what it was cooked in. Tomorrow N and I have decided to head to “It’s New to You” first thing to pick up some vintage treasures.
- I also need more serving spoons & such. I mean…people can’t dip out those veggies with their fingers, can they? I never even realized I had nothing to scoop [and dip] things with.
- I need a tablecloth for the dining table. There were a couple of spills that almost gave me a heart-attack because all I could think about was….”MY DINING TABLE!!!”
- I also need more dinner plates. I broke two of my antique bone china dinner plates [shown below] last night and I almost started crying. I’m still more than a little broken-hearted about the whole thing…but I’ll just keep searching ebay non-stop until I find more. There not easy to find though…they were discontinued in 1851. *sigh*
And as I mentioned in the last post…my New Year’s resolution for 2009 is to have people over more often. This was the first attempt…and I think it turned out well overall.