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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

My Dream Dinner Guest List

I recently heard a favorite blogger of mine talk about her "dream dinner guest" list. Once I heard it I thought, "gosh it would be fun to have dinner and talk with some individuals that I would love to meet".

So I begin to ask myself, who would I love to meet, what would I serve, how would I decorate the room and table. That would be a lot of work! But since this is all pretend I guess I could pull it off.

My dream guests would include....

President Section:

George Washington
Michelle Obama

I think both Michelle and George are very intelligent. I love his quote:

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

I believe in this whole heartily

And this is a great quote from Michelle that I love....

Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.

This is true. Our success does come from our own strength and fortitude. 


Martha Stewart
Ina Garten
Julia Child

I have been a Martha Stewart fan since my college years. I know, I know she went to prison but that does not bother me. I still think that she is a brilliant business woman. 

I just adore Ina. I love her home and her garden. She seems to have such a simple business and life. Her recipes are simple and easy, elegant and sophisticated. 

I read her book My Life in France and it was such a wonderful read. I wrote about it here. I would love to talk with her about her life there. 


Frank Sinatra
Ella Fitzgerald

Love, love, love their music! I have a permanent Frank Sinatra station and Ella Fitzgerald station on my Pandora radio. It would be delightful to meet them both. 

I remember when I got my first Sade c.d. I was a senior in high school. I have been wanting to see her in concert ever since. 

Actors and Actresses:

Carey Grant
Dorothy Dandridge
Sinbad- I have to have someone funny and his jokes are clean and good.

There is something so chic about this man. I love his movies and would love to speak with him about gentlemen during his time. 

I think she is so gorgeous and is such a talent but I also believe that she had so much sadness. I would love to speak with her about the strength it took to press forward during her time.

I think he is so funny! His jokes are clean and real. I loved his show "Sinbad Where U Been". My husband and I never stop laughing when we watch this! 

Great Spiritual Leaders to me:

Jesus Christ
Mother Teresa

There is so much to ask the Lord. Even though the bible provides all the answers to get things back in order, I know that I would also need some private time with him. Just having him there at the dinner would give me so much peace and joy. 

I wish I could just sit next to her and have her transfer her love for people to me because sometimes I tell you I STRUGGLE! I love this quote of hers....

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

First Black Principal Ballerina Misty Copeland

I adore Misty and her work. In 2015 she became the first black principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre and that spoke volumes to me! I read a little about her struggles with her body image and eating disorder. I am glad to see that she has risen to the top and continues to thrive. I follow all her social media outlets and would love to meet her! 

Aerin Lauder
Carolina Herrera

I read her book Beauty at Home and was so inspired by it. You can read my blog post here about her. I would love to speak with her about the family business and her inspiration on a regular basis.

I love Carolina's style and poise. She is such a wonderful designer and business woman. I still can not believe that she started this business in her 40's! It is truly extraordinary and encouraging. I love watching this interview of her and I would love to have her at my dinner. 

And of course my husband, I think he is pretty smart and would have to have him there enjoying this moment with me.

Now, since the guest list is complete I think I would serve chicken and fish.

And these roasted sweet potatoes, they look so good....

Some light roasted vegetables and a salad would be nice....

Light refreshments and...

this crepe cake for dessert! I have always wanted to try one of these!

I would keep the decor simple and chic....

This would be a night for me that I would cherish..... to dream........

(photos via Pinterest)


  1. Hello Mrs Shockley. I loved this! I enjoy all of your blogs but this is one of my favorites. It made me think of who I would invite and what I would serve if I could have a dream dinner. Thank you for your lovely blog. I check it every day to see if there is a new post.

    1. Oh thank you Debbie! You know I never really know if any one reads it so it is always good to hear from readers! Thank you so much for stopping by and chatting!

  2. What a lovely blog post! I agree about Ina Garten and Julia Child. I would be nervous to serve them something I cooked though! I think I would invite the Duchess of Cambridge as well...

    1. Hello Michelle!
      Thank you for stopping by! I checked out your blog and I like it a lot! You have been blogging for quite some time. I tell you finding things to blog about gets difficult sometimes but I am glad to see that you are still going. I so agree with you about being nervous in front of Ina and Julia. I think I would be more nervous in front of Martha! But I would do my very best and let God handle the rest. I think the Duchess of Cambridge would be a wonderful addition to the dinner. I don't know why I didn't think of her before. I love her wardrobe and she seems quite elegant. Thank you again for stopping by. I hope we chat again soon!

  3. What an outstanding list of people you would invite to your dream dinner. this has made me think who I would invite to a dream dinner. What a lovely post!

    1. Hey Mrs. Shery!
      Yes, I think it would be wonderful having those people. I would have you help me with the decor and food. You would help right? I think that would be so fun!

  4. It would be my pleasure to help with the decor and cooking!