Every February our street hosts a progressive dinner and we volunteered to be one of the hosts this year. The theme was international, so we picked South Africa for our country. We went to Disney last fall and loved the pulled beef sandwich we had at the Tamu Tamu Cafe at Animal Kingdom and thought we would try to make it ourselves. We paired that with durban spiced chicken skewers and yellow rice with currants and parsley. For drinks we had South African wine and homemade ginger beer. All of the recipes for the dinner can be found here.
For decor, I decided to go with a grey and yellow color scheme. I found two different fabrics to make table runners for the party. I haven’t pulled out my sewing machine in years, so I opted for a no sew version. Here is the tutorial I used to help me make them- www.homeyohmy.com.
I went with all yellow flowers and did arrangements for the kitchen and dining room tables. We had a lot of food to put out on the kitchen table so I had to keep those floral arrangements relatively small. To label the food, I used chalkboard labels and a chalk marker.
With a lot of people coming to the dinner, I opted for paper products. I used grey plates with a yellow patterned napkin and yellow and white striped straws. The ginger beer was made in plastic two liter bottles that would not have been very pretty to serve from, so I found some fun glass bottles amazon.