Welcome to The Tablescaper. Last year for my daughter’s February birthday we pulled out all the stops and had a Valentine Birthday Party. With the heart season upon us, I thought it would be fun to repost it.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2011
My daughter’s birthday is in February, so this year we decided
that she should have a Valentine themed birthday party.
It’s a special birthday, so the festivities included a sit down dinner for
her and her friends.
The birthday girl decided the menu.
While we wanted a Valentine theme, we didn’t want to go crazy with
the hearts, just a touch.
A few hearts,…
…here and there.
While this has become the norm for birthday parties in our home, it
clearly isn’t for her friends.
Each place had a little vase with a few fresh sweetheart roses and a
touch of baby’s breath.
These beautiful glasses were a birthday gift from my brother and
sister-in-law, Fred and Anne. I love the tulip lip of each glass.
One of my newest acquisitions, a terrarium, became the centerpiece.
I filled it with china heart boxes collected through the years.
The table took on a shabby chic look.
It certainly was a special celebration…
- the sterling was my Mother in law’s, Towel Fontanta
- the chargers, dinner plate and lacy heart plates were from Christmas Tree through the years
- the napkins were also a Christmas Tree purchase. Years ago they seemed to have great seasonal cloth napkins, not so much now. I’m sure glad I
hoarded, I mean purchased them when I did.
- the pink mercury glass candlestick holders and napkin rings are from HomeGoods, several years ago
- the ceramic candlestick holders were from Pier One. I ‘m pretty sure I got them while shopping with Kathleen, of Cuisine Kathleen
- the tablecloth was from Target, several years ago.Great ruffle all the way around the edge.
One little tip: Frequently I decide on a tablecloth I want to use and then find that it’s not the right size for the table. If the tablecloth is too small, lay a solid tablecloth down first and then top with the cloth of your choice.
See you Sunday!
- The Tablescaper