Step 2: Go into your mother’s linen closet and pull out 2 white tablecloths, a tan airline blanket, and a random piece of tulle. Layer said items in a way that looks casual, put-together, yet doesn’t blow away in the wind. (The knots in the airline blanket help with this feat.)
Step 3: Go up to the attic, which looks more like a Michael’s, and find some hurricane globes.
Step 5: Go into your mother’s china cabinet and pull out her prized-specially-made-one-of-a-kind-artistry-gift-from-my-father-do-not-touch- if-you-break-it-you’re-disowned-your-little-sister-told-you-not-to-dare-do-it-mermaid and place her (oh-so-gingerly) on the table. Since you’re already in trouble, take the prized pelican on the driftwood and place him out there as well.
Step 6: Make up your own dessert that is supposed to look like a clam but turns into a big mess on a bed of crushed graham cracker sand and try to play it off in front of your guests.
Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista says
This is great…and you are too funny!
Brenda@ **Dragonflys and Stars** says
I am so glad I found your blog! (found by looking at Cheri's Knock Off Knock Outs). You do some great things!
The table looks wonderful! But I was drooling over the cute looking dessert.
Also… 1) had NO idea about the mermaid– glad I didn't play with it! 🙂 and
2).. could my hair be ANY larger? just thought i'd add these thoughts 🙂
Fabulous evening! and it NEVER hurts when your natural backdrop is an amazing sunset on the bay w/ a perfect "fall breeze" in July 🙂 Loved it and would LOVE to do it again soon!
Kim Wilson says
I don't know whether I'm laughing so hard at how busted you'll be when moms sees this or the fact that you have airline contraband on the table!!!! Love it all though!
You are so freakin' creative! MUCH better idea than some plain ol' trifle. I'm so impressed! :o)
Jennifer Poppy says
Cute! I have jars filled with sand & a tealight each on my mantel…the difference is I stole the sand from our sun's sandbox…not the beach;)
Julia Feitner says
Little Page Turners says
Whew – the mermaid survived. 🙂 Glad you guys had fun!