Last October, Mr. Delight challenged me to do a table setting and dinner (for 5 couples including us) incorporating something we all enjoy doing which is riding our Harley Davidson motorcycles. It was so FUN to do because Mr. Delight got involved and while I came up with the place settings/dishes, he did the centerpiece and accessories on the table. You will see, it was a challenge to make them look like you wanted to eat there! Since the Harley Davidson colours are black, orange and white, I thought it was a good time of year to do it as it was just before Halloween and we were soon going to be putting our bikes away for the winter.
Mr. Delight came up with the idea for two cylinders (do you know your bike parts? lol!) as a centerpiece which were put around a glass vase with a HD print-out inside and a HD bandana tied around. The pipes (heat shields) became a "runner" down the length of the table. Used the skulls for a "bad biker" look as well as the Halloween time of year.
I was thrilled to find these burnt orange coloured plates at a local store (were pricey but I NEEDED them!) which matched the HD colours perfectly. I added a cardboard drink coaster on top of each salad plate and a black charger to complete the look. Two mirrors (one seen) off bike were displayed on the opposite side of the cylinders.
I had two square black plates (could only get 8 of the orange) so used them along with the square white salad plates. I made a HD print-out for on top of the plates (only had 8 coasters too!) which was removed before the salad was served. For the soup course, I used my pumpkin bowls as they went with the orange part of it and the time of year, but forgot to take a pic of them.
Each guest received a take home gift which was a box of chocolates. I bought some small boxes of choc wrapped in orange paper for Halloween so added the HD print-out to go with the theme. The place setting cards were made with print-outs as well and put in photo frames.
A chrome air filter cover makes a shiny candle holder! A HD patch off an old leather jacket makes a statement.
A shock absorber, HD drink glasses used as candle holders and a tail light add to the look.
Hard to read but I prepared a six course meal on top of all the table decorating!
Hope you enjoyed a very DIFFERENT themed tablescape!! It was such a fun party, we are thinking of making it an annual event! But for now, we are heading out on our motorcycle adventure. It is the first time for us to go so far (2,000 km) on the bike (I'm a content passenger) but it has been Mr. Delight's dream to go to Sturgis and this is finally the year it has all worked out. Will check in when I get back! "Born to be Wild....."