Last Saturday was Bob's birthday and I set a special table for the occasion. I thought I'd try my hand at joining in the Tablescape Thursday posts put on by this blog by sharing the pictures from my table set up. Somehow, in all the excitement of the day, I forgot to photograph the table with the food on it, so you'll just have to see the basic table set up this week.
I used giant round white helium filled balloons tied with wide satin black ribbon and place cards reading "You" and "Me". (All of the party stores, as well as WalMart sell helium tanks these days and they are so handy to have around!)
My table runner was a simple piece of burlap with Robin's egg blue hole punch circles scattered about for confetti. So easy. Vintage scalloped edge oval plates added a touch of charm to the table, and the center piece was made from grouping the Birthday Boy's presents together in color coordinated wrappings, which I shared this past Monday.
One final detail that made things festive was the birthday flag skewer of strawberries in each juice glass. (You can buy my online kit to make your very own personalized flags here.)
It doesn't take a lot of time or money to make a special table setting, all it takes is a bit of pre-planning, and it's well worth the effort!