The weather in New Orleans has been a bit unbearable lately with the heat and the rain. But that does not stop us from having fabulous indoor dinner parties. These get-togethers are ideal for the budget conscious, especially if you decide to have a pot luck. Since the outdoors are less than ideal, why not have a summer themed table setting? For a beach feel, scatter shells on the table or display them in a clear vase, also use white and shades of blue. For a garden feel, look out in the garden for flowers or large leaves. Use vibrant colors, yellows and greens will liven up any party. Think about giving your guests a coordinating small gift so that they can always remember your event.