special guest post by under the sheets~shhh

Thank you Birthday Girl for asking moi to guest post on your site. I was so excited to be asked, as I love reading your blog, but was also thrilled to hear that we live near each other. Since most of us are busy, I wanted to bring my hostess skills to you. So here is your personal San Francisco invitation to my dinner party...

First stop is to decide what colors we'll use for our table. I love this clean shot of a San Francisco table; it's welcoming and classic.

Next we have to grab our favorite retro apron to get us in the mood to create yummy food and create a welcoming environment.

Here is an example of a recent Mediterranean dinner party that my Honey and I were invited to. I loved the color of the plates, the candles and through the window was a sparkling night view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

As your hostess with the mostess, allow me to pour you a glass of wine...

Our dinner party wouldn't be complete without this yummy molten lava cake. To really impress your guests, you could add raspberry sauce or some whipped cream.

I hope you enjoyed our dinner. When was the last time you went to a dinner party? Thank you Birthday Girl for allowing me to invite your readers to the party.


  1. Loverly ideas!!! I want to go to the dinner party too!


  2. I love dinner parties. Actually I held a dinner party last saturday and tomorrow again.
    Last saturday it was a french dinner, you can have a look at my blog: http://cosasconencanto.blogspot.com/2009/12/our-stylish-cooking-club-cena-francesa.html
    this saturday there's no concrete topic, but it will be just another great dinner party too.
    I love sooooo much preparing, organizing... and then sharing the company of friends at the table!