Ask them to bring their presents, some fabulous paper and ribbon, tags, etc.
Open a bottle of champagne and get creative. Don't forget to break for lunch. Oh, and remember, you're really really busy...so this time it's perfectly fine to pick up something fabulous at your favorite grocery store. May I suggest chicken salad on croissants, a simple salad and a fruit tart!
I think my friends are going to love this table setting.
I could not resist this vintage inspired fabric and made myself a set of napkins
I've had this pink-on-pink checked tablecloth for years, and I think it looks just perfect. All that this pretty table needs is the good old plain white plates.
And for my holiday girlfriend lunch, I brought out my loveliest glassware...
...Romantika water goblets from Crate & Barrel (circa early 90's) and mint green champagne flutes purchased long ago from the Horchow catalog.
See..wasn't that fun? And everyone goes home with wrapped gifts and a little holiday cheer (thank you, champagne!!) Make sure to stop by Between Naps on the Porch to see what my fellow dish friends have come up with for the season.