Saturday, July 4, 2009

July's dinner

Since Jeff and I started planning out these dinners I have known that I wanted to do a Christmas in July dinner. Complete with a gorgeously decorated Christmas tree, Christmas music, favorite Christmas foods and a gift exchange. I'm still working on the logistics. I bought some aqua/silver colored tree decor at Target after Christmas for 75% off. I got some Christmas cards that would make cute invites at Michael's in their dollar bin, and a lot of candles. I am choosing the Aqua scheme versus the traditional red or green so .... It will be more of a challenge matching the tableware. I think that I will use my white tablecloths and make some Aqua colored runners to go down the center of the tables. I also get to use the crystal/silver beaded napkin ring holders that I got on clearance at Bed Bath and Beyond.
With the way people are so careful about how they spend money these days... I need to think of a gift exchange that won't hurt the pocketbook. Any ideas?


Carlene said...

How about a white elephant gift exchange? Those can be hilarious!

Maggie said...

I was actually thinking about that I just didn't know how to word it. Since I was planning elegant invites I didin't know how to classily say- please bring a White elephant gift (one per couple) worth up to $10.

Maggie said...

In the end I decided against the white elephant gift. Instead we are going to have couples share one of their family Christmas traditions as we sit around the dinner table.