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.


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

Sherry's Open House Party Thursday

Sherry's Home Sweet Home Fri

Sarah's Homemaking Link Up Weekend at

Gollum's Foodie Friday at


Marlis said...

Christine.. what a fun way to create Japanese Christmas dinner. Love her tablecloth too and the dishes look wonderful with it. Love how the warriors certainly add a bit of Asian flare to the table.. Here's hoping the new year brings much warmth, cheer and many, many blessings. xo marlis


You girls did a fabulous tablescape for a Japanese New Year! Yeah, I don't know how they do it either, but yours look great. I specially love your warriors, they're Japanese for sure, lol! The food looks very yummy and you look pretty with that top. Happy New Year to all your friends too and you my friend, is already beyond happy, many blessings! Love,

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Oh my gosh now I am so hungry...your table is colorful and so beautiful love those dishes so much and the tablecloth really sets it can we eat lol

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Beautiful setting and the food looks delicious! I love the dishes you gave her too. It looks like you had a wonderful time with great friends!

icedgurl said...

trekking your lovely blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!


Maria said...

I love tables that put a unique ethnic twist to the holidays! It's wonderful to see how others celebrate. The table is so festive, and the food has me drooling! May the new year bring you joy!

Kim, USA said...

I really thought this is your house Christine. You really put a Christine touch on the table it does look very festive and love the dishes. My eye caught the beautiful Japanese statue and the candle holder. And of course the food my eyes fixed on them for a while ^_^ Thanks for the visit!!

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Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Now girl, ya sure know how to throw a party!!! I wanna come, it looks like so much fun and everything is so very beautiful!

What a blast ya'll must of had.

God bless and have yourself a fantastic New Year sweetie!!! :o)

Marigene said...

I love your Christmas table with a Japanese flair! You have such creativity, Christine...
Happy New Year!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Christine, your new grand-daughter is just so precious. She is so alert and definitely looks like she is smiling. Such a beautiful family. I know you are so proud and you should be. What a wonderful and precious gift.

Your luncheon at your friends is so beautiful and the menu looks and sounds fabulous. What a fun gathering. Your look amazing. Way too young and beautiful for a grandmother.

I will keep you and all your family in prayer for the twins safe arrival and a very Blessed and Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

CJ Foss said...

Christine, How nice that you came 2 hours early to add your inspired touch to your friend's table. That is a girlfriend! When are you posting your sushi tutorial? Email me so I don't miss it! Happy New Year! CJ

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

What a fun luncheon! Oh, the food looks scrumptious, especially those tempura shrimp! Yum and double yum!

Your sweet touches were evident throughout your friend's table from the items you gifted her to your later additions. How wonderful that your group gets together for such fun and how wonderful to have a friend like you, Christine, to help out.

Happy New Year!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Christine, The table and food look wonderful! It sounds like you had a great time. Happy 2012.

The Charm of Home said...

You have a lot of fun with food and entertaining. I love this table. Very festive and the shrimp looks amazing! Thank you for linking it with Home Sweet Home and have a very Happy New Year!

Barbara F. said...

Christine, I so enjoyed this Japanese Christmas post, I had to share it with my best blogging buddy in Japan, Orchid. She loved it and is now a follower! Me too!! Happy New Year to you. xo

Debjani said...

Hey Christine and to all your followers who commented on this blog:

First of all, thank you for all your inspirational comments. It was very nice to see what others thought and note what caught the eyes of other people.

I appreciate the comments about my tablecloth and all the food. We really had a good time, eating, drinking Saki and the Falooda, interesting conversation, and of course, posing for pictures!

And a special thanks to Christine for helping me! I am really very lucky to have her in my life. What a blessing!! She is such a nice, enthusiastic, and dependable, and creative friend!!

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