There is nothing I like more than throwing a killer dinner party, so of course for my Birthday, the real treat for me was planning and decorating the dinner table for a Birthday Dinner Party!
Usually I have a theme for my parties, since it was my birthday the theme was ‘things I found love’. For example, I love floral table cloths (This particular one was a Birthday present from my Grandma!) I love copper, and because almost my whole kitchen is done in copper, I often get copper items as gifts. My fabulous mother-in-law got me a roll of this copper mesh, which I have used on literally every table i’ve decorated since I got it, I love it!
Since I have an abundance of copper, and I liked the way it looked with my floral table cloth, a copper centre piece was obvious. I have a few copper mugs that I filled with flowers I got at costco, and then I found this copper cupcake ferris wheel at home sense that is downright whimsical.
I didn’t have time to make cupcakes (mostly because I spent the week leading up to my dinner party on pinterest or at home sense and NOT making crafts like I should have been!) so I filled the cupcake spots with flowers as well! These ones are fake so they wouldn’t need water, and because I had some left over from my party hat craft!
One of my favourite table decorating tips is to decorate with paper! I often use wrapping paper as the table runner, this time I used scrap-booking paper I got on sale as place mats, and I think it turned out pretty well!
I topped the plates off with hand stamped napkins (tutorial coming very soon!) and then hand made party hats! Because really, what is a party without party hats? The hats were also made from the same pad of paper that the placemats are from, the boys got these ones with the gold fringe (because copper tissue paper is shockingly hard to find)
And to keep in line with the floral theme the girls got floral hats! I just cut up a floral garland I got on sale at Micheal’s and hot glued the blooms to the party hats. By the end of the hat making extravaganza my hands were covered in teeny tiny glue gun burns!
And in the back of that photo you can see another of my favourite things… salt and pepper shakers! I read somewhere once that all good tables should be set with a salt and pepper shaker for every 2 people. I assume they mean those tiny little fancy ones, I unfortunately don’t have those, I do however have a rather abundant collection of S&P’s and did place one for every 2 people. One of my favourites for this table were these party animals, hippo’s wearing hats!
I also made some banners and bunting to decorate the house, but I am struggling to get good pictures of them so bear with me, in the mean time, I’ll show you this meh picture of some of it…
I will try to take pictures in natural daylight so you will have to wait until next weekend since winter here means leaving for and coming home from work in the dark!
And a Birthday dinner party wouldn’t be a party without treat bags! I made some strawberries and cream macaroons and added them to these little bags topped of with coloured yarn and more paper from the same paper pad. (Which I obviously got my moneys worth out of!)
Anyway, I had a great time decorating and planning my little dinner party, and I think everyone had a good time at it so in my books thats a success! Here is a last parting shot of the table, Have a good week!