Thursday, April 23, 2020

Quarantine Birthday Tablescape

It was my birthday earlier this month and of course, due to the current pandemic, there would be no going out for dinner or getting together with family for the celebration.  It meant I would be marking the occasion at home under quarantine. We often enjoy at-home festivities for special occasions anyway, but Mr Delight went above and beyond to make this one special for me. 


The first thing he did was let me design my own quarantine birthday tablescape!  LOL  Naturally, I chose a fireside location and he moved a table from off of our sundeck in front of the fireplace.

A white tablecloth with light aqua coloured table runners that crisscrossed the table provided the backdrop for this trio of cylinder vases centerpiece.

 The cylinder vases have inserts on top in which I placed crushed blue stone vase filler and a light green votive in a glass candleholder.

In the bottom, I set three of these little wrapped gifts on top of some glass bead vase filler. The gifts are actually small Lego blocks I wrapped up many years ago for previous birthday party decorations. A faux boxwood wreath (also a DIY project awhile back) was placed around the bottom of the vase.

More of the little presents were scattered on the table.

The place settings started with a placemat of greenery, a white charger and dinner plate topped by a blue floral-shaped salad plate.

Cloth napkins that coordinated with the table runners added another decorative touch.

Little white birdie napkin rings gave a spring vibe to the table.

A tulip-shaped wine glass and a water goblet were the required stemware.

Mr Delight prepared and served the entire meal which included barbequed steak, prawns, baked potato, grilled veggies and a  tossed salad. It was all super delicious! 

Although he didn't make the cake, he managed to find some that I had in the freezer and made it look special for me!

Mr Delight also did all the dishes and cleaned up the kitchen while I got to sit and relax.
 

I thoroughly enjoyed my quarantine birthday at home and although I would have liked to see family members, my 58th birthday is one I won't soon forget.
(Me, feeling very pampered!)

Have you had to celebrate a special occasion during this pandemic?

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9 comments:

  1. What a lovely birthday dinner! We recently celebrated my granddaughter's fourth birthday with family members singing Happy Birthday on zoom while she blew out her candles for us. Some families drove by and honked their horns and waved during the day. She loved all the attention.

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  2. What a cozy tablescape my friend🙌🏻 I’d luv to invite you to share it with us at Home and Gardens Link Party🙌🏻 https://www.dabblinganddecorating.com/single-post/2020/03/31/Charming-Homes-Gardens-Wednesday-Link-Party

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  3. My birthday is coming up, so it looks like we'll be celebrating in the current restrictions as well! Love how you celebrated, and you used all my favourite colours in that gorgeous tablescape! I'm glad you had a lovely time, despite what is happening outside. Happy Belated Birthday, Lori! Wishing you health and happiness in the year ahead. Thank you for sharing this lovely, optimistic post with the Hearth and Soul Link party!

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  4. This is a beautiful tablescape! And that meal looks absolutely delicious!!

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  5. Happy Birthday Lori....it was a lovely table, and good for you making it as special as you could under these crazy circumstances. Really love your birdie napkin rings,
    so cute.
    Glad it turned out to be a good birthday.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  6. How sweet that you got your own special table in front of the fireplace. The little gifts are a nice touch. Thanks so much for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. Happy Belated Birthday!

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  7. Oh that's so sweet! Doing the dishes may be the best present of all! :) The dinner looks delicious too, and of course the table is lovely with the extra little touches! Happy Late Birthday - stay safe and well out there!

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  8. Beautiful table, love the colors. Happy Birthday!!

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  9. Yay for you! and Happy Birthday (a little late). What a great way to make things festive even while stuck at home.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!

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