"Blue Christmas" Feast: Decor, Menu, and Music

"Blue Christmas" Feast: Decor, Menu, and Music

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Carolyn Purnell
Nov 29, 2013
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If you're anticipating a blue Christmas, what better way to avoid the sadness than by hosting a feast with friends? Let the decor be blue instead of your mood! And while the ostensible occasion is Christmas, I've made sure to choose items that will allow you to carry the "blue" festivities over to the rest of the year.

The Decor:
1. Abstract Painting by Faithart, $250
2. Stack Blue-Grey Bowl from CB2, $4.95
3. Vintage Ice Blue Dinner Plate from AllWrightNow, $12
4. Potter's Workshop Mugs from West Elm, $6
5. Butterfly Glass Plates from West Elm, $7.99
6. Triple-Tiered Glass Bead Pendant Shade from Urban Outfitters, $59
7. Crosley Cruiser Turntable from Target, $79.99
8. Ceramic Tile Coasters (set of 4) from Nature's Heavenly Art, $19
9. Docksta Table from IKEA, $199
10. Aprilia Blue Upholstered Dining Chairs (set of 2) from Overstock, $97.49
11. Keeble Outlets Kitchen Dish Towels (set of 12) from Amazon, $23.99
12. Copa Judaica Royal Blue Peacock Shabbat Candlesticks from QVC, $44
13. Savannah Trellis Flatwoven Navy Blue Rug from RugsUSA, $336-598
14. Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knives from Sur La Table, $19.95
15. Le Creuset Heritage Marseille Au Gratin Dishes (Set of 2) from Sur La Table, $49.95

The Menu:
1. Slow-Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon
2. Roasted Beet Salad with Barley, Feta, and Red Onion
3. Fall Appetizer: Fig Salami
4. Fig and Olive Tapenade for Blue Cheese
5. Steak and Drunken Mushrooms with Blue Cheese Potatoes
6. Juno's Pregnant Dates (dates and bacon)
7. Roasted Onions Stuffed with Wild Rice and Kale
8. Blue Moon Cocktail
9. Tart Cherry Crumble
10. Pear and Blue Cheese Crostata

The Music:
1. Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas
2. The Platters – My Blue Heaven
3. The Clovers – Blue Velvet
4. Lloyd Price – Blue Skies
5. The Ventures – Blue Moon
6. Ricky Nelson – Am I Blue

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