As I’ve mentioned before, we’re part of a 5-couple “birthday” group. Four couples (we are close friends with) started a dinner group where we celebrate birthdays honoring each of us (usually 2 at a time) throughout the year. I have posted about it HERE and HERE.
This year it is my turn to celebrate the birthday of our baker extraordinaire of the group, Joyce.
I began thinking about the table setting back in January and found a Ralph Lauren tablecloth at T.J. Maxx to help me set the color and theme.
Because I’ve been loving lanterns I picked up the white lanterns and decided to use them along with some spring flowers.
My mom gave me the depression glass plates (she had found them at a garage sale) and I’ve used them for salad and dessert. The dinner plates are Pottery Barn’s catering plates, perfectly plain and white.
The menu will include a favorite Pistachio Crusted Chicken, fresh asparagus and roasted potatoes. The dinner is a little rich but I’ll pass out Alka Seltzer after dinner and all will be fine!
I will post the recipe for the chicken later.
Happy Birthday, Joyce! May 2011 be the best year ever.