Well, here are some leftover random shots from party and prep..
So, did it work??
Well, my daughter said it was awesome....and friends said yes.
For me, well, I was so busy serving and clearing and making sure everyone had what they needed...I am quite numb.
I would recommend having platters next time, let the guests take what they wanted (though that could be a problem if they took two breasts...)...I felt with such a big table it was hard to get around to everyone....took too much time to serve. After all, we don't have footmen, or butlers.
Also, when I set the table, it was actually awkward, saying now pass your salad plate so I can serve you your salad.
It made a delightful presentation of the table, but next time....leave the plates off and just serve each course....
The chargers worked, but if you leave plates off then you don't need them....
So, if you are thinking about table settings and all....unless you are having servers....don't worry.
The point is, we were acting as servers ourselves and the cooks for "a restaurant feel"...for our daughter's birthday....so we hit that on the head. However, if there is a big event in the future....we either catering or going out.....
So, I'm off to wash the rest of the dishes that didn't get into the dishwasher and those that have to washed by hand.
Have a great day.