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.
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!
Candles were the centerpiece for the tapas table. Later in the evening when the sun was going down, the glow was tremendous.
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.
Here are mine. I’m not an artist! Many people really did get in to the ‘label station’ though!
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.
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.
This was the beer end of the table.
Our patio table glimmered Friday. Again, simply candles.
Yes, I did actually cook! One of the tapa dishes was Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms.
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!