Dinner is about more than just eating a meal – it’s about artistic expression. Make your table a dramatic statement of black and white with Mikasa’s Brushstroke collection. Each porcelain piece is decorated with a unique brushstroke and a solid black back to create a truly distinct look on your table, perfect for casual entertaining or everyday use. Start off by rolling out a large white sheet over the table to use as tablecloth and set out art materials such as paint brush style markers and pencils. This way, guests can entertain themselves before the meal and contribute to the theme. Use a small art easel to display the dinner menu. Under each plate, place a wooden palette. Don’t worry if sauce spills on the palette – it will add to the artistic display! Contrast each black and white plate with a colorful food option. Start your appetizer with a soup bowl, filled with butternut squash or minestrone soup to make the first course appear more vibrant than ever before. Next, place chicken or eggplant Parmesan with spaghetti on a dinner plate for the main course. End your night with French macaroons served on a beautiful accent plate. After you’re done with your meal, you can put all of your Brushstroke collection dinnerware right into the dishwasher.
Treat yourself to a future full of romantic dinners by adding Mikasa’s Love Story collection to your wedding registry. The perfectly coordinated dinnerware, glassware, and giftware are all adorned with this lovely design, creating a pattern to be treasured for years to come. A traditional first wedding gift is paper, so use quality paper to create heart-shaped place mats. Place an elegant picture frame with your favorite wedding photograph to remind yourself, year after year, of how lucky you are. Each dinner course should be symbolic of milestones in your relationship. Do you remember feeling so nervous on your first date that you could barely eat? Start off your first course with a light salad, and use a sweet vinaigrette to remind yourself of sweet beginnings. The main course can be the same dinner that you ate during the night of your proposal. Finally, break out the top tier of your wedding cake to celebrate your one year anniversary. Place it on a beautiful heart-shaped dessert platter. End the night by dancing to your wedding song and finishing off the champagne.