Monday, September 19, 2011

Getting ready for the party

Yesterday, I hosted a party for 35 of my neighbors and friends. I wanted to host a candle light dinner before the summer ends. The theme of the party was candle light dinner at the Nunna farm.  The day of the party began with harvesting flowers from my garden to make arrangements for the party. Since it is a candle light dinner, I pulled out the candles that I wanted to use.

The flowers were arranged and the candles were gathered in the morning for the party.

Recycled bottles were used to serve beverages. I dressed up these bottles with raffia and a leaf cutout (I used a Martha Stewart leaf punch). I am a sucker for any leaf motif. Even my company logo was designed with a leaf motif.

Guests enjoying  meyer lemon lemonade

I have a lot more to share about the party in future posts.

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan recipes), please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at my website

I am joining Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday, Patty's Weekly StorySeasonal Sundays, Table top Tuesday and Savvy Southern Style.


  1. liked the recycled bottles idea & asusual pretty flowers from the garden.

  2. wow I liked your blog especially the flower arrangements

  3. Hi Komali,
    the first peek on your party lloks promisingly. It was surely a wonderful event as I know, you are a master in cooking and decoration feed. The idea with the recycled bottles is grrat and the loog fantastic with the raffia and leaf design.
    best greetings, Johanna

  4. It's very important to get ready on time to party!
    Greetings from Chile

  5. wow...what a party. Looking forward to more!

  6. Looks like an awesome party! Looking forward to seeing more.

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  7. The party looks like great fun! I loved the LOGO.

  8. Thats an absolutely stunning party!! Yes I know.. you like leaf motifs.. :-) I can only image.. you must be an extraordinary host. :-)

  9. Komali, sl glad to have stumbled upon your blog, with all the upcoming parties your blog seems to be the perfect place for inspiration.

  10. Beautiful arrangements... Looks like your guests had a great time.... And I love those recycled bottles...

  11. Lovely arrangements Komali, am sure your guests had a great time!