Then, rather disconsolately, we went for a "classic" feel with just a polished wood background - which although classy, didn't say "fun" in the least.
Then hubby had a flash of inspiration and reached for his laptop - but the screen was too small to include the drinks glasses. We were just about to abandon that idea, when I remembered that the laptop could be plugged into the t.v.
So this is how we did it :
The camera was balanced on top of a pile of C.D.'s, which was in turn on a pile of Playstation games, which was in turn on top of hubby's laptop table.
The drinks were sat on my occasional table - which has an adjustable height - in front of the t.v.