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June 5, 2015

IKEA Atlanta Midsummer Feast: Friday June 12th

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Hey yall!  Mark your calenders!  IKEA Atlanta has fun activities for the whole family to enjoy coming up.   If you can't make it to the event, no worries, there are activities you can do at home.   Here are the details below.


IKEA is hosting its annual Midsummer Smörgåsbord event in the restaurants of IKEA U.S. stores on Friday, June 12. “Midsommar” (midsummer) marks the longest day of the year, and is celebrated in many parts of the world. In Sweden, Midsummer festivities to ring in the summer solstice include food, music, dancing and more, and are much-anticipated after a winter of short days and long nights. To join in on the fun of this holiday, IKEA is inviting customers to an all-you-can-eat Midsummer Smörgåsbord event featuring traditional Swedish fare.  


Tickets are available for $16.99 per person/$4.99 for kids 12 and under, or at a discounted rate for IKEA FAMILY** members ($12.99 per person or $2.99 for kids 12 and under).


“Celebrating the summer solstice is a part of IKEA Swedish heritage that we enjoy sharing with our Atlanta customers,” said Deidra Cunningham, Public Relations Manager – IKEA Atlanta. “You will find families and friends of diverse backgrounds including Swedes, having a good time, eating together, sharing the most popular festival of the year, Midsummer!”



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


Seating is limited, so those that are interested are encouraged to purchase tickets early at IKEA Restaurant, Bistro, or Swedish Food Market. IKEA Atlanta seatings available:


Friday, June 12, 2015
Midsummer Seating times:

4:00- 5:30pm
5:30-7:00pm
7:00pm-8:30pm



HOME ACTIVITY: Midsummer Celebration


If you can’t make it to the store, have your own Midsummer celebration at home! Swedes celebrate the greenery by gathering wildflowers and weaving them into wreaths to wear as crowns. They also use them to wrap around the Midsummer Pole and to decorate their homes. Here are a few ways to bring these touches of Midsummer's Eve to your own summer celebration:


  • Make a wreath: To add a bit of Swedish culture to your summer party, help kids make their own wreaths with flowers or greenery from your garden. Start by making small flower bouquets (You'll need about 18 bouquets.); 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. When the garland is long enough to measure around your head, fit the stems of the last bouquet under the first bouquet and bind the garland into a round wreath. Keep the wreath in a plastic bag in the refrigerator until use, and spray it with water occasionally to keep it fresh.


  • Decorate: In Swedish tradition, young women pick flowers and put them under their pillows, confident that the Midsummer flowers will reveal their future husbands in their dreams. Families decorate their homes with flowers to bring good fortune to the household until the next Midsummer. Have fun doing both!

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2 comments

  1. What a fun experience! I love this idea ... we may have to take the kids and experience a different culture's celebration of the Summer Solstice. Not sure how many of those items on the menu my kids will like but, it all sounds delish to me. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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