October 30, 2017, posted by Gina – This past weekend we celebrated a big milestone birthday and a Halloween birthday all in one meal with family members. In planning for this birthday meal, I wanted to capture the fun of the season and create a memorable table.
I saw these plaid plates online and went to the store (Pier 1) later that day and purchased them. They are so cute and the colors are wonderful. I guess you could say these plates were the inspiration for the table.
And speaking of the table, here is a full view…
Deep yellow placemats anchored each place setting. White dinner plates served as the backdrop and each one was topped with the plaid plates. Pumpkins napkin rings around black and white script print napkins finished off the look.
I chose pastel flowers in chartreuse, peach and cream which coordinated very well with all the other elements.
I wanted candles on the table and set out to find something unique. I did just that with this tree candelabra which, once all the candles were lit, truly cast a beautiful glow on the table.
We had a wonderful time and a great meal. Speaking of the meal, I thought I would share the menu with you in case you are looking for ideas for a Fall gathering.
Brie and Crab Soup
Green Beans with New Potatoes
Caramel Cake (from Sugaree’s Bakery)
I am sad to say that I was so busy in the kitchen I did not have a minute to take a few photos of the food. It was a fun evening and I had a great time putting everything together.