Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Japanese Christmas Party

I do not really know how the Japanese celebrate Christmas but I know how to decorate a Christmas table and a Japanese table too. Would merging them together make a Japanese Christmas table? Anyway, the day before I left for Florida, my friend Debjani decided to have a luncheon at her house serving Japanese food. She told me to come early to make the sushi, help her fry the tempura and to add a "Christine touch" on her tablescape.


When I got there 2 hours before the party started, the table was mostly set but I added my Asian touches to it. I brought some Japanese warriors and little oriental umbrellas from home and I also brought some cuttings from our holly bushes and Christmas napkin rings to add more holiday cheers on the table.

If you have not seen my brand new granddaughter, please scroll down to see her after this post.


And here is the outcome!



Debjani's cute Santa and snowman S & P shakers. It's funny but I had one on my table at home too when I left.



Crystal candle holders I gave her for her brithday one year. See the tiny umbrellas? They are actually for drinks but I just spread them around the table.



I like Debjani's poinsetta tablecloth. It's so pretty.



Come to think of it, I gave her this set of dishes one Christmas also. I am glad to see that she is using them.



Japanese warriors ready to guard the table.


To complete the Japanese atmosphere, I even picked an Oriental style top to wear.






Shrimp tempura cooked to perfection!



Edamame and California Maki. I am getting to be an expert rolling these.



Debjani served warm Saki. I asked for only one tiny bit and I could not even finish it. It was so strong.



We also had miso soup and teriyaki chicken.







Macaroons...yum!



My desserts: macaroons and a sweet Indian drink called falooda. Both were so good!



The happy bunch doing our signature pose, lol!



I am going to miss my sweet friends.




Merry Chrismas to all!


I am linking with Susan for Tablescape Thursday at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

Sherry's Open House Party Thursdayhttp://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/

Sherry's Home Sweet Home Frihttp://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/

Sarah's Homemaking Link Up Weekend at http://bloggingwhilewaiting.blogspot.com/

Gollum's Foodie Friday at http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/
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