Obama State Dinner Official Seating, Place Setting and Decor Arrangements

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Sample table setting for Obama first state dinner. (photo by Lynn Sweet)

Guests will be at tables of ten.

Linens: Apple green

Flowers: Deep purple

hydrangea, garden roses and sweet peas in a palette of deep plum purple and fuchsia

Services and Place Settings

From the White House historic collections

Eisenhower Porcelain, 1955

Clinton China, 2000

Bush China, 2008-2009

Decor: A tent–more like a pavillion– is on the South Lawn. The theme is a “garden theme,” dedicated “to green and sustainable elements.”

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