Entertaining in a small space?

This weekend I had the pleasure of celebrating my birthday with my best gal pals and their spouses. My husband had asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I said I would like to celebrate with my friends. As always, my husband said done! He put together an amazing evening of fun, food, friends, my sons Brian, Kevin and his girlfriend Kristen, and of course my wonderful husband. The plan was to have a sit down dinner for all. Of course the menu would be amazing. My husband was in charge of that. So there would be something for everyone’s tastes, it consisted of lasagna, roast pork tenderloins with cherry sauce, healthy Greek chicken kabobs, maple mashed sweet potatoes, asparagus bundles wrapped in bacon and a nice tossed salad with homemade honey mustard dressing. He also baked two cakes, one chocolate and one white cake (the white one is my favorite). With the menu planned we had to figure out how to seat 17 people in a space that just isn’t build for it. Yikes!!

IMG_2690 This is our dining room. I love it, but it would not hold seventeen people!

fam room adj 1 This is our family room. So what do you do to seat seventeen people? You move all the furniture around in your house.

IMG_6026 (2) We moved the family room furniture into the dining room. I have to say I am loving the wall color and chandelier with this furniture!

IMG_6025 (2) I even found a place for the new wine cabinet!

IMG_6035 (2) Then we moved the dining room furniture into the family room. We also added another table I had already refinished and voila! Seating for seventeen!

IMG_6040 (2) It also pays off when you refinish furniture and you have seventeen chairs available to you. It was a perfect solution to accommodate the seventeen people. It really was not that hard especially when you have two grown sons to help move the furniture!

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