I have previously mentioned that at my workplace, we celebrate coworkers' birthdays each month with a cake during the afternoon break. Last month, there were 2 staff members with July birthdays and we marked the occasions on a day near the end of the month. Of course, I am in charge of the table decor :-)
It was a milestone birthday for one of the ladies so I incorporated something she has a fondness for and that is dragonflies.
I did a practice run of the tablescape at home and the pictures shown here are from that set-up.
The colour scheme was pink and yellow and I set the table for 4 even though I only used 2 place settings for the tablescape at work.
Surprisingly (to some people), I did not have any dragonfly themed decor so I was on the hunt.
I found these terrific magnet dragonflies at a boutique shop in a nearby town.
The magnet (2 pieces) is very strong and will hold the dragonfly through glass or thick vases.
I filled this lidded glass vase with faux greenery and yellow flowers and put the magnetic dragonflies on the outside.
The dragonfly I put on the lid wasn't magnetic but had a ribbon on it so I wrapped it around the top.
I placed these glass vases filled with similar decor on the ends of the table.
I wrapped little Lego blocks up as tiny decorative birthday presents and scattered them on the table.
These dragonfly cut-outs are from Dollarama...
...and were placed on a star-patterned table runner which was actually fabric that I just taped to the underside of a white table runner.
The place settings included Dimity Rose china by Royal Albert (my wedding china).
I folded the napkins in an accordion type fold mimicking the wings of a dragonfly.
Another of the magnetic dragonflies served as napkin ring decor.
All this was packed up into some totes and set up in the staff room at work.
I wasn't able to take any pics of the table there but the birthday celebration was a great success. The only hard part was getting back to work afterwards!
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