We threw a party Saturday night for Garrett from G Wine Cellars. We meet Garrett last October in Napa at his winery and my husband has kept in touch with him. He called and asked if we would host a party here in the desert where he could serve his fantastic wine. Of Course! We are always up for a great party! He and his girlfriend flew down from Napa with their delicious wine. We had 10 couples for a sit down dinner where he served 3 cases wine. The weather was gorgeous. We even busted out glow in the dark bocce ball. I am pretty sure that everyone had fun because our last guests left at about 2:30 am….to say the least I was exhausted but it was worth it.
I was totally into my table decorations. I wanted to do a spring/nature/seashell combo and I think I pulled it off pretty well. Potterybarn always has great ideas for table decorations. I bought sea glass, reindeer moss and drift wood from them. I used tons of candles and votives because I think at night you can never have too much candle light. I had the lanterns, seashells and scatter crystals (which add a lot when the light from the candles hit them.) I have collected pretty jars, bottles over the years and I filled them with the crystals or with the moss and candles. I bought white flowers because I didn’t want colorful flowers to overwhelm the tables. I used twine and white card stock paper for wine glass markers which also double as seating cards and put peoples names on them in pencil. I even hung white Chinese lanterns in the ceiling over the tables outside. Everything I used had a nature feeling to it.