January 30, 2013

A festive and authentic Scottish Burn’s Night dinner party in Fairfield

Whenever aPp’s client, Molly, calls with an idea for a party- we know we are in for a treat. She is fun and adventurous and always up for something new; basically an event planner’s dream! And the latest event we worked on together was certainly no exception! She wanted to throw a large dinner party at her home in Fairfield in the format of a “Burn’s Night”, which is a traditional dinner in honor of the famous Scottish poet and national hero, Robert Burns. There are readings of Burn’s poems and songs, bag pipers, authentic Scottish food & drink, and yes- kilts! Molly wanted to give her guests the feeling of sitting in a medieval Scottish castle surrounded by lots of wood tones, warm candlelight, and Scottish tartan and plaid. The result was simply fantastic thanks to the beautiful floral design of Flowers & Flowers, themed rentals from Party Rental Ltd., and delicious food & drink from SoNo Baking Company & Cafe.

It was 20 degrees outside, and a light snow was falling, but that didn’t stop our bag piper from greeting guests to the party alongside two roaring fire pits….


The party took place in Molly’s beautiful living room…the wood beams, massive fire-place, and wrought iron chandelier certainly helped to set the stage for a medieval castle.

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Lots of warm candlelight and an eclectic collection of Molly’s pewter containers holding Scottish thistle and other Highland flowers helped to set the tone for the whole evening…


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We also introduced lots of Scottish and/or medieval props to the tabletop. For the place cards, we wrote on real pieces of Birch bark instead of paper. And we used pewter for the charger and water goblet as an accent to the colorful plaids and tartans in the napkin & bread plate.


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This was such a fabulous and creative event to design- thanks so much for including us in all the fun, Molly!


Until then…aPp





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