The Purim feast is truly a unique affair. Spirits are soaring and wine is pouring. Costumed family and friends gather around the table to take part in a lavish dinner fit for royalty. Set your table for a dinner party everyone will enjoy.
Start with...Wine & Dine
Incorporate wine-inspired décor into your table scheme. Employ creative ways to use glasses of varying shapes, wine bottles, and corks. Add a bit of bistro flavor with retro pieces and butcher shop elements.
Crown your place settings with serving papers, updated doilies printed with architectural molding motifs ($25, 25 sheets, cakevintage.com)
Wine cork place card holders ($15, set of 8, Amazon.com)
Upturned wine glasses stand in as candle sticks. Tuck a single bloom inside the glass and place at each setting.
Keep it going...Things are not always as they seem.
Add elements of trompe l’oeil (“to fool the eye”) to hint at the concealed miracle of Purim and the providential turn of events.
Just a taste. Who has room for dessert after a day spent grazing on candy? Serve mini desserts in barware-styled tasting glasses.
(Libbey Parfait Glasses, $20, 25 piece set)
Light up your taste buds with fine cigars of chocolate. ($57, 100 pieces)
Message on a Bottle. Scrawl your menu on an empty wine bottle using a paint marker.
Amber Crackle Martini Glasses. ($7, pier1.com)
Mismatched flatware is a fun spin on classic patterns. (Wallace Hotel Luxe Stainless Flatware, $60, 4 place settings)
Be prepared for the spills of tipsy guests by rolling out a megilla’s length of paper table wrap. When a new wave of guests dance in, just roll out some more and let the festivities continue. (Cutlery Table Wrap, $32, 50 foot roll, cakevintage.com)
Fill in the blanks...Masculine Masquerade
Even your most serious guests can hide behind hilarious photo props.
Gear up each guest with a paper mustache on a stick.
On the Rocks. These stones chill your spirits without diluting them. (Sparq Stones $20, set of 9)
As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller 2012 Purim Issue - Subscribe Now.