My mom celebrated a birthday over the weekend, so I tried to make her day extra special. On Saturday we went to Eddie Ross’s Style School and learned how to design pumpkins using upholstery tacks. I don’t have enough words to express how much fun we had!
Then on Sunday night, I hosted a small birthday dinner for her and some friends and family. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but prior to designing a tablescape, I always find one piece de resistance as a jumping off point for the theme. In this case, I found an amazing peacock feather wreath on the clearance rack at Michaels a few weeks ago. The colors were vibrant and fall-like and so, so rich.
To elevate the wreath a bit, I simply placed it on top of a white cake pedestal and added some wild flowers in a white crock. I also used varied sizes of mason jars for floral vases and scattered them around the center of the table. Each guest was able to take one home, along with a ramekin of Snickerdoodle Cinnamon bread.
To assemble the rest of the table, I used a combination of gold and blue chargers with varied patterns of teal and gold napkins. Each place setting had a gold bread plate and a peacock feather. I love the shades of blue, green and gold all mixed together to create a soothing palate.
Take a look at some different views of the table…
For the menu, I scoured Pinterest for some new and exciting dishes. Our kids have been asking for Beef Stroganoff for the longest time, so I decided to make that the main dish (with noodles, of course). Here are the links for some of the menu items:
The chocolate cake was ordered from ShopRite. It was soooooo good, and I would highly recommend it if you have a special chocolate lover in the house!
The charcuterie board with salt & pepper cashews, the pecans, and chocolate covered almonds.
Happy birthday, Mom! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Love you! xoxo