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Candle Napkin Fold

napkin--3When setting the table for a dinner party or an informal gathering… napkins are always part of setting the scene! Depending on the occasion or maybe even the mood I try to be a little creative and sometimes fold freshly laundered napkins in a particular way to complement the table setting!

The candle fold is one of my favourites and really looks fabulous on a table! Do not fret if you find your napkins are not very symmetrical when folding, mine are not…  but it works out just fine! Linen napkins are best, but you could use thick paper napkins instead!

Hanging a wine charm on each napkin is optional and when seated guests can place the wine charm around the stem of their glass! Continue reading “Candle Napkin Fold”

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the perfect package

A beautiful gift box with home-baked goods or chocolates inside is always appreciated and a great way to share the “love and appreciation of food” with others! At times I love to give home-baked goods as gifts to family and friends and I find they are always very well received! There are many occasion where home-baked goods are given as gifts and presented in beautiful packaging, especially during the holiday seasons, birthday parties, baby showers and engagements. Why wait for big events… make every day special!

Visiting a friend or family member after a morning of baking is a good enough reason to pop some freshly baked goodies into a gift box to take along… so I always keep a little supply of assorted gift boxes and packaging at home simply for that reason! No placing my home-baked goods on boring dull plastic plates and covering them with foil when I have the choice of some beautiful packaging instead! These cute colourful boxes photographed on this post are hand-made by The Perfect Package in Bahrain and are made to order.

When entertaining at home I always enjoy laying the table with the appropriate items and hopefully creating an inviting ambiance that will also complement the food being served. To add a splash of colour and change the overall look and mood of a simple laid table… place small colourful gift boxes (home-made chocolate truffles inside would be nice) on each of your guests place setting. Not only will your table look fabulous… your guests will be oohing and aahing over their surprise gifts! Of course you are only limited by your imagination as to what you could put inside these cute boxes so I will leave that for you to decide!

Do your home-baked gifts a favour and dress them up beautifully… with the Perfect Package!
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a baked snowman… a different kind!


My daughter and a friend decided to do something therapeutic (de-stress from work) and fun for a change, and ended up going to Cafe Ceramique in Bahrain to do a bit of painting. Mr snowman was painted , glazed and then baked. They really enjoyed the whole experience while managing to de-stress and I ended up with this very happy looking snowman!

This very festive looking plate will come in handy for serving different kinds of olives or chocolates to nibble on!