Celebrate the start of summer with IKEA during the annual Midsummer Smörgåsbord event.
Friday, June 12 is the longest day of the year and in Sweden, it is celebrated with food, music, dancing and more.
You can enjoy traditional Swedish foods during three seating times at IKEA Atlanta:
- 4 – 5:30 p.m.
- 5:30-7 p.m.
- 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Ticket are $16.99 Adults / $4.99 Kids 12 & Under ($12.99 Adults / $2.99 Kids 12 & Under for IKEA Family members.) Seating is limited, so purchase tickets now at IKEA Restaurant, Bistro, or Swedish Food Market. IKEA Atlanta, 441 16th Street, Atlanta.
The IKEA Midsummer menu includes:
- Assorted varieties of herring
- Whole poached salmon
- Tossed green salad
- Cucumber salad
- Rhode Island salad
- Midsummer fruit salad
- Assorted Swedish cheeses
- Boiled dill potatoes
- Meatballs with lingonberries
- Hard boiled eggs with shrimp
- Gravad lax w/ mustard sauce
- Smoked salmon w/horseradish sauce
- Swedish ham (served cold) w/mustard
- Prinskorv sausage (sautéed)
- Crispbread, thin bread
- Ice cream
- Assorted desserts
- Coffee, tea, fountain beverage
If you prefer to have a Midsummer celebration at home here are some decorating tips from IKEA experts:
Gather wildflowers and weave them into crowns to wear or use greenery from your garden to create a wreath. To make either, first create 18 small flower bouquets. Make sure you keep the stems long to make the wreath sturdy. Bind each bouquet with string or thin wire. Loop a long piece of wire around the bottom of each bouquet, and create a garland by alternately placing one bouquet to the left and the next to the right. For a crown, wrap the string around your head to measure — use more length for a full wreath. Keep the wreath in a plastic bag in the refrigerator until use, and spray it with water occasionally to keep it fresh.
You can also use flowers to decorate your home and bring good fortune throughout the year. In Swedish tradition, young women put flowers under their pillows with the belief that they will reveal their future husbands in their dreams.