Rosh Hashana Tablescape Tips
This Saturday I'm taking my boys and flying up to Toronto to host Rosh Hashana dinner for my Canadian family for the very first time. Where am I hosting you ask? At my cousin Jayme's apartment. He's newly engaged and has an amazing apartment in downtown Toronto which he and his fiancé are so graciously allowing me to take over.
Naturally my sister and I have been having the most wonderful time planning all the nitty gritty details from our tablescape to the menu. Since our family is made up of the most fabulous cooks, the dinner is a type of potluck where everyone brings a dish. This way...we get to focus on the beauty of our table set up...
So how do you pull off an LMP style tablescape? Here are some tips...
1.) For a large crowd, it's OK to mix and match. For example, I do not have 16 of the same linen napkins but I love linen napkins for dinner parties. So I just mix and match what I have!
2.) Add fresh flowers to the table. You will find seasonal flowers at your local farmers market (or you may even still have some in your garden from the summer)
3.) Polish your utensils. My grandmother always made it a point to polish her utensils prior to the high holiday and I realized when setting my own table just how important this is. No one likes to see spots or stains on the
4.) Have some fun with the traditions. Apples and Honey signify a sweet start to the Jewish New Year. Mandy found honey dippers online and I ordered them immediately. They are so festive and pretty on the table just as part of the decor.
So looking forward to setting the table next weekend and for the quality time I will get with my family over this high holiday. How are you all planning to celebrate?