After the meal, the most important aspect of your Passover dinner is the table you will gather around to eat on. The meal is so traditional that I think a modern, chic, table adorned with a simple candle and flower scheme is the key. A beautiful set table will make the dinner feel more like a celebration and get guests in the mood for some delicious food. To get inspired by my decor ideas that include soft glowing lighting, smooth soulful music,
- To ensure that the table is the center of focus clean up the rest of your dining room and remove clutter. Light long white taper candles and arrange on the outside of the room for warmth.
- Set the table in a beautiful dark blue satin tablecloth and long white damask runner.
- Run a row of simple glass votive holders all the way down the middle of the table.
- Arrange blue flowers in low square vases and place in between the candles.
- Leave a spot in the middle of the table for the Seder plate.
- Set with your special china and silverware and linen napkins.
- If you have a large number of people coming to dinner make placecards like these by folding a 3-8 inch piece of cardstock in half. Write the name of each guest on the front in your fanciest handwriting and cut a small hole at the crease. Slide a flower (use one of the blue ones from your arrangement to keep things uniform) through the hole and place on each person's plate.
- Create a playlist with Hebrew music. Pair one instrumental cd (like David Yakobian) with one lyrical cd (like Jacob Balshan) and hit random for a selection of festive, interesting music.
How are you decorating your table for Passover and what will you be listening to?