It was with mixed emotions that I hosted a 50th Birthday dinner party for my sister this past week. While it was a happy occasion, it was made a bit sad by the fact that she will be moving away soon. Thus, the gathering was also a farewell.
We didn't let that dampen our spirits though as she is happy about the move and we wanted to wish her all the best as well as celebrate the milestone birthday.
Of course, I wanted to share with you the tablescape and decorations I created in case you have any similar events coming up and need a bit of inspiration.
My tablescape design began by choosing a colour scheme of fuchsia pink and black. Then I set about creating a personalized centerpiece.
Using paper in landscape mode on my computer, adding clipart with a pretty font for the words, I was able to make a print-out that fit the theme. I then placed it in a cylinder vase.
I made it so that one side of the vase read Happy Birthday while the other side read A Fond Farewell.
I placed a tealight in the insert in the top of the vase so that as the evening wore on, the words glowed in the dim light.
I set the cylinder vases on mirrors and scattered some acrylic ice around them.
Pink gerbera daisies and white votives softened the look.
I also gave the gerbera daisies a bit of a different appearance by placing one in the bottom and one in the top of a cylinder vase with glass insert.
I really liked how a single flower is made more prominent with this type of display.
If you want to try this, just be sure to place the top insert inside the vase just before your dinner party as the bottom flower/water will cause condensation on the inside of the vase if you leave it for a long period of time.
There was a bit of a western theme added to the party as it relates to the place where the guest of honour is moving.
I bought this pink cowboy hat at the Dollar Store and made the 50 is Fabulous sign to add to it. The pink bandana was from the DS as well as...
...a fuchsia pink It's My Birthday necklace which I draped over her soup bowl until she sat down when we made her put it, the hat, and the kerchief on.
She was a good sport about it all!
The dish stack
I placed these coordinating paper napkins under each wine glass.
My new dinner bell placecard holders were called into action again.
I also decorated the sideboard area for the occasion.
I had fun making this banner which I'll be able to use for other birthday parties as I can just remove or change up the 50th part.
In keeping with the farewell theme, I used these 2 small suitcases in the décor.
I made a luggage tag using clipart on my computer.
With lots of laughs and a few tears, we were able to celebrate both the Fiftieth and the Farewell sending my sister off in style!
Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Five Star Frugal at A Tray of Bliss
Weekend Retreat at AKA Design