Money was tight, so I couldn't go to a restaurant. So I had a Sunday lunch at my home and made things pretty the best I could. My mother helped me cook, I ordered a cake and tried to decorate the best I could to make this day special for her.
The table was set in a pink damask tablecloth with matching napkins. We hand made the name tags for each guest. A little package of "kisses" as a treat.
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The thank you cards have a rustic look and were custom printed by Borden Specifics.
Italians give out "bombiniere" to guests that attend their event as a gift of gratitude for coming to their celebration. We placed our bombiniere (favors) in a wrought iron tray to display the favors.
So what I have learned is that this event was the best decision that I made to have it at home. It was warm and cozy and relaxing for all. If I would of gone to a restaurant, it would of been stuffy and not as fun.