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On Friday evening we had several friends over for a tapas party.  We had so much fun!  This was the first time we had entertained for that number of people.  Maybe because I was planned ahead and did a little every day the entire preparation and party was seamless.  Sometimes it pays to be a type A.

I took a few pictures of the before the party.

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The dining room was the central location for all things tapas.  The color was blue.  The plates were smaller.  I wanted our friends to be able to move around while eating.  Talk and eat standing up if they so desired!

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simplydaisies

Candles were the centerpiece for the tapas table.  Later in the evening when the sun was going down, the glow was tremendous.

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simplydaisies

Many of our friends were bringing tapas also.  I set up a ‘label station’ so they could write down their dish and decorate the label.

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Here are mine.  I’m not an artist!  Many people really did get in to the ‘label station’ though!

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Outside we had the drink station.  It was a perfect place for it.  It was a gorgeous evening.  People could easily pour a beverage of choice and come back inside or stay and linger.

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I love these!  What a fun and simple way to decorate!  I put them at both ends of the table.  This was the wine end.

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This was the beer end of the table.

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Our patio table glimmered Friday.  Again, simply candles.

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Yes, I did actually cook!  One of the tapa dishes was Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms.

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The garlic part!

We had a marvelous time.  Not a lot of food was left over.  In fact only bread was!  It was a perfect end of the week.  Cannot wait for our next one!  I’m thinking fondue!  Wouldn’t that be cool!

Happy weekend!

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