These went through SEVERAL variations before I settled on the final product. I tried using shredded crepe paper for the seats, which led to this conversation:
Tina: "Does this look like an opulent gondola or a submarine on fire?"I finally gave in and cut some boring seats, but wanted to do something special for the birthday guests. I was trying to tie some paper balloons to them (Harder then it sounds. Believe me.) when it hit me. A FULL OF BALLOONS! Now *that* is a world that I want to live in. I just need to learn Italian to make it happen. And take someone to Venice for their birthday.
Andy: "It looks like a Viking ship that is in serious trouble."
Tina: "Damn. What do I do to make them opulent?"
Andy: "I don't know. But not that. Put these on. They'll help." <hands me my glasses>
Gnocchi Nights Past: 2011, 2012