With less than a week to plan, here’s my take on planning an intimate nautical dinner for my birthday last May (late post sorry).
THEME. A concept that would go well with our house (the beach house) was the first thing I had to decide on.
Princess Ariel, The Little Mermaid? Age inappropriate I thought. I don’t want to be having a tea party in mermaid tail with my mermaid friends.
Beach? Set design would be too expensive.
Santorini-ish? My personal fave but too wedding-ish.
Then I landed on Nautical. Red, Blue, White. Mature enough and easy to design.
DECOR. I asked my cousin, Kate, for a creative helping hand. Using Yarns, Cartolina Papers, and glue stick (for a total of less than Php 200), we came up with Sailor Paper Hats, tiny paper boat decors, and awesome nautical banners. We also found a nice sea waves blanket we used as a carpet, beside King’s wakeboard.
ATTIRE. Of course we should blend in. Each wore her nautical-inspired clothing.
FOOD. Seafood obviously is the best option. But considering our stocks? Red Wine… Pastas… I went ahead with red meat. Army Navy do serve beef anyway. For appetizers, I just served the usual fruits and nuts platter, and not-so-healthy chips on the side. For dinner, we had red sauce pasta, steak, and a glass of wine! The nights’ highlight… Choco Fondue (my first try to make ever). Tastes like Flat Tops though. Not sure if that’s good. .
GIVE-AWAY. This one’s unplanned. With so much food left, everyone had enough packed meal to take home plus sweet goodies waiting to be taken home from our fridge.
Thanks “Curls” for celebrating with me!