My son isn't working a steady job right now. He is concentrating on school and when he has spare time, he likes to tinker around and fix up old scooters & motorcycles to resell. He doesn't make much at it yet, just a little here and there. So when he approached me with an idea to have a fancy dinner here at the house to celebrate their first anniversary as a couple rather than blowing what little money he had on an expensive restaurant, I realized he'd ended up with a pretty good head on his shoulders after all!
I bought the tablecloth this afternoon at the Assistance League and borrowed the topper and the wrought iron chairs from a neighbor. The tablecloth needed some reworking to make it fit the round table in the backyard, so I set to this task, aided by my trusty Sewing Assistant:
|Let's see, maybe if we pick out the hem here.....|
|...and cut it right about here....|
|...sew them together again to make a square, and we should be good to go! |
Wait - what do you mean, I need to move?
After I shook off the Sewing Assistant and finished the tablecloth, I went to Trader Joe's again and bought everything they needed for a fancy dinner: Fettuccini Alfredo, garlic toast, sparkling blueberry juice, and cheesecake; I also picked up another small bouquet for a table arrangement. I added carrots from our garden, along with corn we already had in the freezer. All in all, it was a fancy restaurant style dinner and dessert, and it only set him back about $20 total!
|The bouquet - around $6 - and believe it or not, I bought these candle holders at a dollar store!|
|My ludicrous napkin-folding skillz! Bwa-ha-ha-ha!|
|Sparkling blueberry "juice beverage." LOL!!!|
|My son added the crystal framed photo of them from last year's prom - I thought that was a really nice touch!|