Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It’s Game Time!

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Welcome to The Tablescaper.

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How do you set a table to celebrate a guy’s 18th birthday?

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Well, certainly there would be no flowers…

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…and lots to drink.

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How about a game or two? Poker or dominoes …

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…or more? Checkers or chess? Maybe a game of pool or billards? And with a deck of cards handy, the possibilities are endless.

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While I love my son to pieces…

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…but figuring out a birthday party for him…

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…is less than easy.

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Playing cards and dominoes hold each place.

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New Year's 032 These plates, found at a dollar store this past summer, where the beginning of the inspiration.

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New Year's 034 I have been hot on the trail for a solid or at least solid rimmed hunter green plate. I felt they would add to my collection and could easily be used for the holidays. This is an out of production Crate & Barrel plate found on eBay.

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All were set upon a black charger.

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It didn’t matter…

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..your game of choice,

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…all had a good time.

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Once again, a wide range of soft drinks were at hand…

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…followed by a hearty steak dinner.

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Setting a table for a guy can be a bit of a challenge, but…

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…it can be great fun rising to that challenge!

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- The Tablescaper

32 comments:

Dixie Delights said...

I love it! Perfect for a guy and very classy too!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love it! I just started a Game Night board on my Pinterest this week and will be adding your pics! Thanks for sharing!

Tricia said...

Oh, I know your son and his friends enjoyed dining at this amazing table! You have collected so many wonderful game-related pieces! The triangular plates are especially fun. I know you WILL enjoy those hunter green rimmed plates.

Sarah said...

You definitely hit a home run with this one. What a perfect theme for a guy's table, and your creative touch with all the details makes it a "slam dunk". The pool ball plates are so cute. I can see how they started the creative juices flowing. Your centerpiece with the game board and the game pieces used as place card holders are very clever. How you found the candle dice is amazing. You didn't miss a beat on this one. Not that you ever do. Your tablescapes are always *****.

Sarah said...

Forgot to wish the 18 year old a very Happy Birthday! ~ Sarah

Marigene said...

Cool table!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You really 'scored' with this table! I can't think of a more fun birthday party then game night!!

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

What a delightful table! Looks terrifically inspired!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I bet your son was so proud of the beautiful table you made for his Bday. Love all the collection of game pieces and dishes - good for any male Bday party.
Mary

Susan said...

I love it!! What a great table for the guys in our lives! Your billiard plates are great and I love the black accessories as well as the different game pieces.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Oh my goodness...I'm feeling like a loser mom. I think my son probably had paper plates and pizza on his 18th! Of course he is 30 now and he has never had a table that looked this good set in his honor! I love this...you are so right, setting a table for a "male" occasion is truly difficult. What is that huge domino...love that!

The "Home Girl" said...

This is so great!!! I'll bet your son and the rest of your guests LOVED it! What a fun table!!! What AWESOME Dollar Store plates, too! Thanks for sharing this!

Laurie Ritchey said...

You definitely rose to the challenge! This table is so fun, but yet mature and elegant all at the same time. What a neat b'day dinner. I bet he and his friends had a blast. He's a lucky guy to have such a talented mom. laurie

Kelly said...

You did a super job being so creative! That table setting really looks amazing. I love how masculine it is and the green plates remind me of a pool table and of course the plates with the pool balls are just so perfect. Love the playing cards used as place cards too.

Lorraine said...

What a fantastic job you did for this party! Just awesome!

Mary said...

What a fun and celebratory table! Love your new billiard plates paired with those handsome green rims! Your dice candles are the perfect touch :)

Kathleen said...

You have such wonderful accoutrements! Chess piece salt and peppers! The table looked great, and wonderful memories were made.
Very creative!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

This is so clever = Love this - perfect for a guy and his friends! Where can I find those dice candles?

Entertaining Women said...

Centerpieces for men can be quite a challenge. This one is great! Made them feel grown up, I think. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You did a great job! Lots of masculine ideas! I especially like the checkers and dominoes around the
candle.

Happy 18th birthday to your son!

Katherine

Marlis said...

This is so fabulous.. I love the plates, the goblets, the martinis, the game pieces.. so fun. You have the most clever imagination. Jsut love this. xo marlis

Linda Primmer said...

Such a great table for the men in our lives. my hubby keeps saying, he wants to host a poker party. You covered all of the details perfectly. What fun!

xinex said...

It isn't easy to set a table for guys but you sure pulled it off. This is perfect!..Christine

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a great table for a birthday or game night!!!...I love it!...so many wonderful creative ideas!!

Ann Krucek said...

Perfect guy table!! I love the candle with the checkers,dice and dominos on top of the checker board, very cool! Great post

Jeane M. said...

Brilliant! From plates to decor, wow everything false perfectly. Hats off! Got my eye on your next posts.

Diane said...

You always rise to the challenge!! This is so much fun. I'll be your son's guests were totally amazed at your creativity! The "card" place cards are ingenious and I love those pool game plates. What love went into this table!

thepaintedapron.com said...

oh my goodness, this is over the top cute! So many great details, I love the tokens and dice in the candle holder, and the checkerboard. And the drink tub in the center! its all too cute. I saw some oversized chess pieces at Hobby Lobby the other day, they would have been perfect on your table! Thanks so much, now I want to have a game night party!
Jenna

Deanna said...

Dearest Tablescaper, You really have an outstanding presentation. Like all the detail you have used. A fun table for someone celebrating their 18th.

God bless,
d

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, my heavens! You socked it TO it!!! This is so cool!!! I can't think of any reason why I guy wouldn't just love this!!! And steak, too? Heck...those guys were in hog heaven!!! Those billiards plates are just too, too cool! Rack 'em up! And the little dice candles...so cute! And the place card holders made of dominoes!!!!!!!!! Yes, indeedy...all the kids know YOUR house is the place to be for a party! I'll bet it's the most coveted invitation around! Have a great weekend!!!

Babs said...

Happy Birthday to your son! I'll bet he loved the table and party. Love the color scheme...very sophisticated. Great idea to have the drinks handy, too.

Designs By Pinky said...

This is FABULOUS!!!! If your son didn't appreciate it, we sure do!!!!!!!!!!! I would LOVE to find the billiards plates, for our new "man cave". Joe has a pool table down there and is working on the bar so those plates would be PERFECT for appetizers!!!! I will scour the internet for them now. Love the dice candles too!!! You are amazing. XO, Pinky