A Thoughtful Place: Entertaining: Individual Menus

1.02.2013

Entertaining: Individual Menus

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you were able to celebrate with good friends and family. I am so excited about the fresh start of a new year and tackling the many goals I set for myself. My mantra this year is, “Make it happen.” Whether it’s small personal goals, creative aspirations, or spending more time with special people, I am hoping to cling to the idea of just making it happen. I am firm believer in the idea that if you truly want something than it can absolutely come to fruition. So from giving back more to taking quiet time each day for myself, I intend to make it happen. Here’s hoping I can stick to it!

I hosted Christmas dinner for the first time this year. We normally host Christmas eve so it was really fun to switch it up this year. I know Christmas has come and gone but I wanted to show you a little bit of what we did for our table.

 

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The Christmas table was really simple with a theme of red and white. The candy cane paper down the middle of the table created a more whimsical feel. Because I kept things so simple I thought it would be fun to have a menu at each person’s spot. I am considering creating a tutorial to show you how I created these. They could work for any dinner party or special event that you host.

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As I said, I am happy to work on a tutorial for how to make something like this if you would be interested. If you think it is something you would use, please leave me a comment below.

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In other news, I was so honored to be included in Jennifer’s Great Reads 2012. She is the author of the fantastic blog, Rambling Renovators. I loved being introduced to some really inspirational people by reading through the past entries.  Thank you for including me, Jennifer.

And I have already been bit by the organizational bug in 2013. I will be previewing a project tomorrow that I have put together for I Heart Organizing. Speaking of, get those projects ready as I will be hosting another Keep C.A.L.M. and Organize On link party very soon! Can’t wait to see what great ideas the new year brings!

enjoy your day!

23 comments :

  1. Would love to see your menu tutorial! So cute!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, Lauren! Happy New Year!

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  2. The menus are a such a nice way to make the meal seem extra-special. And...YUM!!

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  3. I would be more than interested in your menu tutorial! Thanks!!!

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    1. Great. Thanks for commenting to let me know. Enjoy your day.

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  4. Happy New Year sweet friend! I'd love the tutorial - but let's also talk about the twice baked shrimp stuffed potatoes!!! Oh my - I plan to give up white potatoes all together this year - but that recipe could easily change my mind! ;)

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  5. Love your "make it happen" mantra!

    And the meuns are such a great idea!

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  6. I would love a tutorial! These are so so cute!! Happy 2013!!! xoxoxox

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  7. Happy New Year! Love those menu's so cute :) Baked pot with shrimp...yummmyyyyy!!!!
    XO
    Kristin

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  8. Happy New Year! Oh my...how delicious! Please let me know next time you whip up that dinner. I'll be right down! I'd love a tutorial, too.

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  9. Tastes of childhood? Sounds intriguing! Hope your holidays were wonderful. Thanks so much for participating in the tour! Happy new year!

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  10. Love those little menus...show us how!! I'll def include those in my next tablescape...oh, except I never think about the food, just the table. :)

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  11. Fabulous dinner party, I am sure! Would love a tutorial. Hoping to entertain more in the new year. Can't wait for the link party. Reorganizing around here too!!

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  12. Yes! Please share the tutorial for the menu!! It's awesome. Thanks

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  13. I would love seeing how you made those adorable menus! They are fabulous! And congrats on the Rambling Renovators feature! Of course, I definitely agree your blog is a great read!

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  14. I love your Christmas table setting. The polka dot plate is soooo pretty! Would love to see the tutorial on the menus.

    Anna

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  15. Happy New Year, Courtney! I love your "Make it happen" motto so much: I've decided to follow the very same philosophy this year!
    And your table setting is so lovely and inspiring! I'm especially in love with the polka dot plates :)

    Happy New Year!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  16. A tutorial would be great and a huge help for people,like me who really enjoy doing those extra touches but don't have a clue how to do it! Would love to see a tutorial if you find the time....thanks!

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  17. Yes, very interested! I love this since I saw on Instagram!!

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  18. Yes, would love to see a menu tutorial! Thank you!

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  19. Hi, I just came across your blog. I love the Christmas menu. I would love to see how you made it. I am especially interested in this Christmas menu. I love the clipart and typefaces that were used. It is really lovely. Thanks.

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  20. Yes, I'd love to see a menu tutorial! Thanks!

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  21. Please do a tutorial! How did you make the wreath? Was it a PS brush or some website you find great clipart from?

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