Kappa Kappa Gamma Tablescapes Was Delicious For the Viewing

Mary Hubbard, Mark Sikes and Beth Dike*

Those Kappa Kappa Gammas once again were ahead of the seasonal game by inspiring holiday entertaining with their annual Tablescapes festivities at the Dallas Country Club on Monday, October 16, and Tuesday, October 17. Even Tablescapes Luncheon keynote speaker Mark D. Sikes was taking cellphone shots at the scene at Tablescapes by Candlelight.

Thanks to 2017 Tablescapes Co-Chairs Beth Dike and Mary Hubbard, the fundraiser benefited Akola Project, Camp Summit, Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support, Seniors Pet Assistance Network, Town North YMCA, Visiting Nurses Association/Meals on Wheels and Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation.

Dunbar Road Design

Grandeur Design

Curated by Kristin Mullen

Forget Me Not

Diamond Affairs And Bella Flora of Dallas

Amy Berry Design

Stanley Korshak

Teresa Bristol

And while the folks in attendance like Tablescapes Founding Co-Chair Louise Griffeth, Debbie Oates, Peggy Sewell and the  Ford gals (mama Kelli and daughter Kelli) were pretty darn impressive, it was still the creative table settings that were in the spotlight. For this reason, the story was the collection of tables that can be found at MySweetCharity Photo Gallery.

* Photo provided by Kappa Kappa Gamma

Sold-Out Alert!: Kappa Kappa Gamma Tablescapes 2017

Mary Hubbard, Lori Martin and Beth Dike (File photo)

A couple of MySweetCharity favorite words were just reported — Sold out! And they were just reported by Kappa Kappa Gamma Tablescapes 2017 Co-Chair Mary Hubbard. The Tuesday, October 17th luncheon and talk at the Dallas County Club by the incredible Mark D. Sikes is at total capacity.

However, Mary has good news for anyone who is sick and tired of Monday night TV watching that, “We don’t really have a max attendance for [Tablescapes by] Candlelight, our evening event on Monday…at least not yet! We have sold far more tickets for that than in recent years…”

In other words, if you want to graze- and gaze-around the killer tables decorated by professionals and very-talented-should-bes, get your ticket for Monday night’s festivities here!

BTW, this year’s fundraiser benefits Akola Project, Camp Summit, Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support, Seniors Pet Assistance Network, Town North YMCA, Visiting Nurses Association/Meals on Wheels and Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation.

Word has it that another cold front will be in town Monday, so it will be ideal weather to inspire planning for holiday entertaining.

Grovel Alert: Tablescapes By Candlelight

20th Anniversary Tablescapes*

20th Anniversary Tablescapes*

The Kappa Kappa Gammas’ Tablescapes Luncheon Tuesday, October 21, at the Dallas Country Club is sold out.

The luncheon is going to be spectacularly gorgeous with Alex Hitz speaking. Boy, does he have a story to tell! He spent part of his youth in Europe, but learned about cooking from the family’s Southern cook, Dorothy Williams. Combine that with his parents’ love of French food, and no wonder he authored “My Beverly Hill Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist.” How he found time to do that, plus co-produce several Broadway shows including the revival of “The Sound of Music” in 1998, develop real estate and design clothing, is amazing.

If you bump into Alex, here are a couple of questions to ask him:

  • What type of food does he serve guests at his numerous dinners?
  • How do the oversized doors of his Los Angeles home play a role in his parties?
  • Who said: “’A host is like a general; calamities often reveal his genius.”
2013 Tablescapes (File photo)

2013 Tablescapes (File photo)

Ah, but Monday night’s Tablescapes By Candlelight is the secret deal. There’s more food that a Swedish smörgåsbord. It’s much more easy going with men-folk all around. The feel in the rooms really sets the mood for the upcoming holiday season. And let’s be honest — everyone is prettier by candlelight.

2013 Tablescapes (File photo)

2013 Tablescapes (File photo)

But according to Kappa organizers there are just a few spots left for Monday evening.

You already know that the two-day event is being chaired by Christine Flanagan and Caroline Williams and presented by Central Market. Proceed from the events will benefit Catch Up and Read, Child Care Group, Contact, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Dwell With Dignity, Mosaic Dallas, New Friends New Life, Promise House, VNA and Kappa Kappa Foundation.

* Graphic provided by 2014 Tablescapes

Kappas Reveal Plans for 20th Anniversary Of Tablescapes

Christine Flanagan

Christine Flanagan

Caroline Williams

Caroline Williams

Those Kappas already are thinking of Fall. That’s why  Amy Jent‘s home was filled to the rafters at noon on Wednesday, April 23, to hear Tablescapes Co-Chairs/real-life-sisters Christine Flanagan and Caroline Williams report on plans for the 20th anniversary of Tablescapes.

First the details. The ladies-with-the-keys will once again take over the Dallas Country Club to showcase an array of table settings by area designers and celebs benefiting area non-profits.

The dates will be Monday, October 20, for Tablescapes by Candlelight and Tuesday, October 21, for lunch at the drop-dead gorgeous tables and to hear the guest speaker.

Who will be the guest speaker? Alex Hitz, author of “My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking With A French Twist.”

And just which groups will benefit from the two-day extravaganza? Here’s the list:

  • Catch Up And Read
  • Child Care Group
  • Contact
  • Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Dwell With Dignity
  • Mosaic Dallas
  • New Friends New Life
  • Promise House
  • VNA/Meals on Wheels
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation

Following Christine’s and Caroline’s reports, the beneficiary representatives described their organizations and how the funds would help.

Be forewarned: Do not go a-thinking that if you go to Monday’s evening event, you don’t need to attend the Tuesday lunch, or vice versa. The look of the settings is entirely different in candlelight and sunlight. This is guaranteed sell-out, so check about your tickets now!

Sold Out Alert: Tablescapes By Candlelight

Warned you! Tablescapes by Candlelight is sold out. So, don’t even think about showing up at the door with money in hand. OK, so maybe if you have a handful of greenery that amounts to four figures, you just might get in. Otherwise, you’re just going to have sit at home watching “Dancing With The Stars.”

BTW, Tablescapes’ man-of-the-table settings James Farmer has been at the Dallas Country Club along with the volunteers setting 45 tabletops up.