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In a few weeks, Rob and I will be host to the final party in the “Tour de Awesome” series for my friend’s 30th birthdays. Tour de Shane has a Scottish theme, with the main event being a big dinner party! Here’s what I’m brainstorming so far:
Food – A hearty menu with some kind of giant roast (leg of lamb?) and a rich cauliflower gratin. We’re going to try to do a haggis too.
Decorations – Instead of a tablecloth, I bought a plaid pashmina to use as a runner. The big candelabras will have red candles. Our laguiole steak knives and carving set will be a great match. Rosemary and lavender for centerpieces. Auptimagh font for the invite.
Beverages – Scotch tastings from modern glass decanters. For the birthday boy, a special ram’s head glass to drink from.
Activities -Plaid is mandatory for all the guests, which should make a festive start. My mom has delivered a couple old Scottish books, including an antique copy of Robert Burns poetry. We’ll have toasts and readings.
Any other ideas to fit the theme?