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place setting, Zen style

You can create an interesting table with a bit of thought, some creativity and not too much time.  Here I set a table for a friend’s birthday lunch and used elements that I thought worked well with the meal, which was southeast Asian.

There is no need to do more than you want, maybe take just one idea from the setting or create you own little creative elements and joy.

place setting, Zen style

You can create an interesting table with a bit of thought, some creativity and not too much time.  Here I set a table for a friend’s birthday lunch and used elements that I thought worked well with the meal, which was southeast Asian.

There is no need to do more than you want, maybe take just one idea from the setting or create you own little creative elements and joy.

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place setting, Zen style
  • skill level
    Easy

Directions

1
Done

For any more Asian-themed meal, I have used neutral tones any napkins or placemats- idea of creating a more subtle feeling. I bring in some color with interesting flowers.

2
Done

You can take a sushi mat, or the bamboo sushi rolling mat, to use on top of the place mat. (see gadget below for sources)

3
Done

Then place chop sticks above plate or on napkin, folding napkin in a geometric way- or if you know Origami even better, try folding napkin in some cool shape.

4
Done

For place cards, I wrote calming words on two colorful pieces of paper, but you can use plain white paper with different color markers, and then place one of the words on each napkin, and other in a small bowl.

5
Done

Before sitting at the table, each guest selected a word from the bowl, and found their seat at the table.

ideas&gadgets

sushi rolling mat for a place mat
You can find these at Amazon or if you have a local Japanese store in your area.