An 80th Birthday Dinner at Arnaud’s

We just attended an 80th birthday dinner at the Creole Cottage at Arnaud’s, and it was perfection! The Creole Cottage has just been renovated and it’s so chic. The party started at 7 p.m. and the toasts were still going on at 11:30 p.m. So much for getting tired as you get older.

I decorated all of the tables and used different arrangements from my collection on every table. The place cards were created by Kathie Carnahan and were different for the men and the ladies. After each course, the host and hostess moved from table to table with their napkin and wine glass in hand. The guest that they traded places with moved with their napkin and wine glass to their new table. This was such fun and kept the conversation fresh at each table.

The menu included passed hors d’oeuvres Crabmeat Prentiss in Phyllo Dough and soufflé potatoes, which friends enjoyed at the cocktail hour. Dinner was served at 8 p.m. and included Oysters Stewed in Cream, Beef Wellington, Superior Potatoes and Creamed Spinach. Dessert was a beautiful Baked Alaska served with champagne. What a celebration and what a night for a very special friend!

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