BUILDING THE PICNIC TABLE SETTINGS
For 18 people, you can go a few different ways on setting tables. You can do two different rectangular tables, round tables of 6 or in this case I decided to seat everyone on one long table in the courtyard at my house. The long table is dramatic and lends to everyone feeling like they are together at one dinner party – or should I say posh picnic!
I love setting a beautiful table…I love layering all of the elements. This fall, I am all about the blue and white tables. So for this table, I found a bolt of the blue and white COCOCOZY Plaid Solid fabric over at our COCOCOZY office and just cut it up to make a long table runner down the center of a long table.
The party started at sunset at 6p with cocktails for over an hour as people trickled in. A few speeches about our great team and then the buffet style dinner was served at around 7:45p. My good work friend KS was in charge of the music…he did a great job. TN, our assistant, was in charge of logistics…she did a great job too. It was a team effort. Everyone had a wonderful time! The last guest left at 11:30p. Success!
My theory is if you set a beautiful table, they will have a good time. Theory proven once again with this one!