Tuesday, August 23, 2011

advice needed: middle eastern theme

so we're invited to this home party this weekend. the chef (co-worker) will single-handedly whisk a fabulous 12-course middle-eastern gastronomic experience for everyone. we are really excited because we've seen pictures of his food and each time, it looks fabulous! 

they've asked daniel to take a few pictures and i thought "hey! i can totally jazz it up a little with some napkins and placecards." except now they're throwing ideas of middle-eastern motifs and theme. and i realized that i know nothing about the middle east 
(i know.. me and my big mouth, right?)


i'd love to transform the room to something like this but...
i have a grand total of $0 to work with.

so i thought to start simple with a few menu place-cards. 


wadaya think??
if we did (b), i'd make some napkins using some fabric i have at home..

if (c) wins, i'd make aqua blue napkins with contrast trimming or a napkin band. 
it a little more modern and less middle-eastern.

and as for (a), i don't have lantern print / inspired anything to work with.
plus it looks a little grade-school & cliparty, doesn't it? 

so help!! what do you think? 
a, b, or c??

 xx

12 comments:

  1. i like the second one best :)

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  2. I like the first one , it has more festival mood; the second one matches the table clothes best:)

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  3. I'd say go with (c). Mediterranean food is all about the colours, so I think you can keep it simple and let the food shine. Plus, you could totally jazz up the place with some bright coloured candles or candle-holders to get a Mediterranean effect.

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  4. C! I love the pop of colors and it'll go more towards your room inspiration as well. GL!


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  5. agree about the the colors. even tho i know zilch about mediterranean, i feel like warm colors like yellow and orange would capture the feel!

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  6. thanks guys!! :) appreciate your vote, i think imma make up both fabrics for napkins.

    doesn't hurt to have an extra set of napkins at him for surprise dinners!

    xx

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  7. middle east is all about the colors, all the reds and orange... so (c) would most likely fit...

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  8. @kennytricia

    thanks honey! :) i thought so too when i came up with it. but now i have ideas for our next party using those colours! haha! :)

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  9. I have a weakness for aqua... :p hahahha

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  10. @Yingjie

    i'll make it up for another dinner party! :) maybe a more modern theme! :)

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