I'll be more then happy to write the first answer to your question, however my disaster was at breakfast not dinner. I decided to make everyone breakfast one morning. Nothing special, I just set the table and poured everyone their favorite breakfast cereal. The table looked great when I was finished. The disaster was after everyone came out, I was informed that I had used dirty dishes from the dishwasher, and all of the cereal had to be thrown away. The dishes looked clean to me, so much for trying!