May 27, 2008
Today's post features a naturalistic dinner for Dad. Celebrate this Father's Day with a dinner party packed with natural elements and dark, elegant hues. My inspiration for today's theme was this stunning tabletop decor. Combining slate board place mats, marble slab table runners, clear hurricane vases, marble stones and deep green palm leaves this collection seriously refines natural elements.
For your meal consider serving something hearty and delicious. This menu consists of cornish game hens, mashed potatoes with pancetta and roasted asparagus. Also serve whipped feta and pepper dip and a green salad with manchego.
For an invitation, select something simple that ties in your rich green and brown color palette such as this houndstooth invitation from FineStationery.com.
For dessert, set up a table of jars filled with your family's favorite cookies and treats. Make sure to include all of Dad's favorites as well as some new ones to try.
When Dad arrives, show that he's the guest of honor by presenting him with a handmade boutonneire such as this one made of a green dendrobium orchid and green kermit mums.
Send all guests home with a little brown favor packet that matches your decor.