February 16, 2010

That's Amore Party Recap

You may recall the That's Amore Valentine's Day Party inspiration board I posted a few weeks ago. Well, over the weekend I had the opportunity to bring this love-ly party to life. Unfortunately, I was running a little behind so I was unable to get photos of all the little details before my guests started to arrive, but I still wanted to share a couple of shots my husband quickly snapped before the party was in full-swing with you all since I promised I would!

I bought this black and white damask print fabric from a local sewing shop and my wonderful mother-in-law hemmed the fabric to make three gorgeous table runners. I set two tables together end to end to create banquet styled seating for twelve. The color palette consisted of cream, black, crimson and candlelight. (This photo is missing the place cards which sat atop each napkin.)

Each floral arrangement consisted of 2 dozen crimson red roses in squared glass vases.

We served pasta, salad and breadsticks catered by a local Italian eatery and complemented the meal with bottles of Shiraz, Riesling and Champagne garnished with sliced strawberries. For dessert, guests enjoyed an array of brownies, heart-shaped shortbread cookies, strawberries, pound cake and of course biscotti doused in melted chocolate.