and the moment I saw this picture at Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas Magazine I was tickled pink, well red. My friend and I are hosting a Couples Valentine's Dinner for a bunch of our friends and I am excited to decorate for it (on a budget, of course).
I am copying this Framed Doily Menu.
The menu idea was featured in the article "Holiday Party Ideas" along with many other neat inspirations. I love how the ideas are so versatile and can be used for any occasion.
Time to get busy, I already had many of the items on hand - frames, glue, white paper, scrapbook paper, scissors - so easy. I found this frame for $2.99 at Goodwill last night. I was just going to take a picture out of a frame on hand but for that price I went ahead and bought it. The sales lady at Hobby Lobby looked at me weird when I asked where the "doilies" were located, she had no idea. She still gave me a strange look when I described them as "you know, what old ladies used to decorate their coffee tables with? Oops, wrong thing to say to a lady quite a few years to my elder! (so sorry, mam) so I searched
with blinders on because Hobby Lobby is tooooo tempting for my budget right now! and found the doilies in the cake section -duh.
Got my supplies - Now I am ready!
I just made up a little romantic french menu with some inspiration online, glued the paper to the doily, glued the doily to the scrapbook paper, glued the scrapbook paper to the frame insert - DONE!
I'll have to change it up a bit for my own Valentine's party since I don't cook and the only french food I know of is La Madeleine. We are having an Italian Dinner theme and Valentine's is a few weeks away so I have plenty of time to tweak it a bit!
What do you think? Thanks to Debbie at Debbiedoo's Blogging and Babbling for hosting such a fun challenge. Head over there on Monday and check out what the others have come up with - I always enjoy their creativity!
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