Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Workday Birthday Party

This is a bit of a different tablescape for me as I hauled all my pretties down to work and set it up in the Staff Room there.  I thought it would be fun to share with the crowd who joins in Tablescape Thursdays at BNOTP
so will be linking up to Susan's for that.
    
At the office, we celebrate all the birthdays for the month on a day that they all happen to be working.  This time, I decorated the staff room table while someone else made the cake (we take turns baking).  Since there were no "male birthdays" this month, I used a pink and yellow theme with individual place settings to make the birthday girls feel more special.

Yellow roses float in a lidded vase as a centerpiece and a single rose and baby's breath was placed at each setting. Their places were marked with name cards I made and put in wooden rests.


 

I used a table runner of tulle which has a star pattern on it.  The china is my wedding china called Dimity Rose by Royal Albert.

  

The little presents around the centerpiece and at each place setting are actually little "Lego" blocks I wrapped up.  I use them quite often for decorations for birthdays.  I've only had one person actually unwrap one to see what they were!

 
The birthday girls were thrilled with the extra effort I extended to make it more of a birthday tea party. The cake was delicious and a good time was had by all. The only problem was, we sure didn't want to leave the table and get back to work!

Hope I have inspired you to make your workplace more pleasurable and increase the morale at your office by taking a few of your pretties to decorate your Staff Room!  For more tablescape inspiration, be sure to check out BNOTP.

30 comments:

Joyce said...

What a wonderful idea to dress up the work place. Your TS looks wonderful and those dishes are so pretty. You certainly raised the bar for every person at work when it comes to making a party at work. You are going to be a hard act to follow:)
Joyce

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow! You made it just gorgeous! So pretty in pink, I love tulle as a runner and the china is so pretty! Cindy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty. I love the yellow roses and to put some in the apothecary jar is just stunning. Beautiful dishes and linens. It looks just perfect. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen said...

You always do such a lovely job with the parties at work! I sure hope they appreciate it!
And I can't believe you beat ME to the Irish decos in your header...I am waiting a few more days...it is hard, but I am!!

dee dee said...

What a fun idea to celebrate birthday in such a grand fashion! I would so enjoy something this special! Dee Dee

xinex said...

The table is so pretty, makes it more fun to go to work having something like that. You really made it special for the birthday girls...Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty -- I'm sure everyone would love to linger over such a pretty Birthday tablesetting.

Martha said...

How nice of you to do such a special birthday for your work girls. I am sure that they felt special!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I have to tell you right away that I am in love with your china pattern. That you put it together with yellow and pink linens is the cherry on the sundae. I love this tablescape! That is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday.
♥, Susan

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

How lovely! I would have loved to do something like that when I worked at an office. Lucky girls! You made it really special.

Mimi said...

Wow, what a pretty birthday table, love the pink and yellow theme. Your china is beautiful.

The Barnett Family said...

Love your china...so delicate! Too cute of an idea to wrap leggos! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog!

Blessings~
Tonya

Barbara said...

I love your dishes.

gigharborscrapper said...

I can't say I miss working but I surely would love working with a wonderful group like all of you : ) How special they must have felt to have you do this for them...love it!!
Valerie

Linda said...

Such a sweet idea to take the pretties to work and set up such a lovely table.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is certainly bringing your home into your workplace. Your table is pretty and creative. I love how you floated the roses! Birthday's at work must me a fun event when you are involved.
Yvonne

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Gorgeous in pink. Love it.

Happy Thursday.

Kathy said...

Your dimity rose china is gorgeous, what a pretty tablescape, love the little lego presents.

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

How wonderful that you went to so much trouble to create such a beautiful table for your co-workers and it sounds like it was much appreciated. Great idea of wrapping legos, totally creative.

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

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Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

How SWEET! I love all the touches. I am sure they were thrilled!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

What a sweet co-worker you are. No one ever guess that was an office party!
I love your St Pat's table in your banner too!
Awesome!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a great work environment...and how brave you are to tote your wedding china. I'd be so afraid of breaking something. It looks like such fun...work would be hard after that!

Sue

Life Laugh Latte said...

Love your tablescape. So beautiful. Come by and watch our vlog version. Have a great day. Holly:)

Lara Harris said...

Very pretty :)

HollyC said...

How special that birday must have been!!! It was wonderful of you to take you beautiful china to work! Wow! Such a beautiful table.
Thanks for sharing.
~Holly

Petite Little Bee said...

So sweet and beautiful. Love the china! Thanks so much for sharing. -Lia-

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a sweet thing to do. I think the employees will pick you to do the party decor every month! Love your china - so delicate and pretty. So clever to wrap the legos. And the floating roses look beautiful. I know the birthday girls were so excited when they saw this. laurie

Maryrose said...

What a special birthday treat...and to bring it all to work. That is above and beyond for all the lucky birthday gals. It is beautiful and you are beautiful for doing such a special thing for your friends. I love friends.

Sharlotte said...

This is such a great idea. I love the colors, so fresh and clean. I know your birthday gals felt very special with this gorgeous table. Thanks for sharing!
Sharlotte