Mar 25, 2009

Tablescape Thursday & Foodie Friday

I've never participated in Foodie Friday but I have stopped in to see some of the participants fun posts. SInce my post today about the shower includes a cute little custom cupcake I thought I would participate for the first time this week. Visit Designs by Gollum for more Foodie Friday posts.



On Sunday I hosted a bridal shower for my future daughter-in-law. I wanted everything to be perfect for her - and I think it was! The colors for the wedding in June will be orange and Spring green and I incorporated those colors into the shower. About 65 guests attended the shower at a local banquet facility. It's a beautiful place and I was thrilled with the party and the way the facility handled all the details. Now that the shower is over, on to wedding decoration planning! But first. let me show you the tables at the bridal shower.




The linen tablecloths were white and the napkins were orange. I bought a daisy shaped punch at Michael's and my husband helped out by punching out about 300 green and orange daisies to scatter on the tables!



Jen's wedding flowers are going to be Gerbera Daisies. I wanted to stay close to her theme, but not jump the gun and use the table and floral ideas she has so carefully planned for the reception, so I used white daisies for the seven centerpieces. I found darling silver wire baskets in square, round, oval, and oblong at JoAnne Fabric's. A few days before the shower I started with an oasis block lined with plastic. Then I bunched some green tulle around the oasis block to hide it from being seen through the wire basket. Then on Saturday afternoon I filled each basket with daisies, babies breath, frilly ferns, and some little tufts of green tulle. I was very pleased with the centerpieces and the variety of basket shapes made each one a little different.







Each table received two little green flower shaped dishes filled with pastel Cadbury chocolate eggs for the ladies to enjoy.


I thought about what I wanted to do about a cake for months! The lunch was served with vanilla ice cream. A lovely lady who made my daughters wedding cake 7 years ago made these darling vanilla cupcakes for the shower. She swirled white frosting on each cupcake ice cream cone style, then topped each with an orange colored white chocolate daisy. I placed one of the flower shaped green glass plates at each place setting and a cupcake on each plate. I used three different shaped plates and staggered them around each table. They looked adorable! The green petal plates and a candle were favors for the guests to take home.





Finally, I placed malted milk speckled bird eggs in cellophane bags tied with an orange ribbon at each place setting as an additional favor.

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51 comments:

ellen b said...

Oh my Kathy! What a lovely, lovely shower you put on for your future
DIL! So pretty. All the little details are great!!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love those cupcakes. How cute are those? And the little plates they sit on are adorable. Love em. Your pop of orange is great and the centerpieces so fresh!

grey like snuffie said...

WOW, you know how to throw a party...well done.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Aren't weddings fun! Enjoy all the festivities! This is lovely and well thought out!

Kathleen said...

You did a great job! It all looks so pretty...I love the green glass plates..how did you find so many of them!
Lucky bride to be!

B said...

Everything looks so lovely and festive. Those cupcakes look really yummy, too. Your floral arrangements are very pretty. I really like your use of different shaped baskets. Very creative!

xinex said...

You made your future daughter in law feel so special with your gorgeous tablescape. Every detail is perfect. She will love you forever and will never forget this....Christine

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You gave your future DIL a great shower I'm sure she really appreciated.

Janie's World said...

FANTASTIC!!! You did such a great job on the shower, your future daughter in law is so lucky. You can really see all the time and effort you put into everything. Everything was totally complimentary and it just all came together beautifully!

~CC Catherine said...

Kathy, What a SUPER job that you did for the shower! Great post for TT and Foodie Friday! I ADORE the cupcakes with the white choc., orange white choc candy...how sweet! The tables looked so beautiful...you need to be a party planner! Great planning and the centerpieces LOOK Gorgeous! Hugs! ~CC Catherine

Linda C said...

Kathy~ This is just beautiful! You looked after the tiniest detail and made it lovely:) The tables look amazing!

What a lovely memory for your new dil! So special!

Linda C

Mama said...

Lucky future DIL, this is stunning, love the orange n white together and all the little extras and the cupcakes look delightful and delicious.

ceekay said...

Well, I am tired now for you!! Everything turned out so nice Kat...you should be very happy!

Cynthia said...

This is so creative and the little cupcakes you had made are so beautiful an your centerpieces are just excellent and you should be proud of all your hard work! Cindy

Bo said...

Hi Kathy...The guests must have had a delightful time at this beautifully prepared shower...& your future DIL has a great future MIL... ;-) Bo

Love to decorate said...

Beautiful. I love the colors. I loved the details you included.
It looks perfect to me. What a lucky gal to have a MIL like you.
The cupcakes are to pretty to eat

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful!! I love those cupcakes!

once in a blue moon... said...

cute tables!

Domestic Designer said...

Everything looks lovely! I am sure she loved it! The cupcakes are so cute.

Mary Beth said...

So beautiful. NEXT TIME I am hosting an event Iknow who I am calling to decorate!!!

A Hint of Home said...

Oh KATHY, You did a magnificent job!! The colors, the baskets, and the beautiful cupcakes could not have been prettier.
Where did you get the adorable green plates? Loved it all!

Chari said...

Hi Kathy...

Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my "Brume de Rose" tablescape and for all of your sweet compliments!

Girl...I just about fell out of my chair when I saw your beautiful decorating for your DIL's shower...it's absolutely gorgeous! I just have to tell you though...I was recently married 3 yrs. ago and I did the very exact decor for our reception! Seriously!!! I used the orange and green...had the same gerbera daisies...the same baskets...the same little green candle holders...it was like deja vu! I'm just giggling here! Anyway, your shower turned out beautifully and I bet your daughter-in-law was thrilled! Congratulations on a job well done!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

prof en retraite said...

Oh Kathy1 It looks perfect! You are so brave to have such a large group! I love all of your thoughtful little details!! Just beautiful!!...Debbie

Heather said...

65 guests? wow! that was one big shower! and it was gorgeous! the tables look amazing. i love all the details you incorporated into each table. awesome job!

Chandy said...

I love it! What a gorgeous table! And the food is oh so yummy-licious!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Kathy,
What a fantastic job you have done on your future DIL's shower. It was truly perfect! I love the color combination - so fresh and clean and original. I have the same little flower shaped plates but mine are turquoise instead of the green. The cupcakes were a great addition! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing it with us! Happy Spring!
Alisa

justabeachkat said...

Wow! Everything turned out just beautiful! Since our daughter just became engaged, it's fun to get ideas. I've enjoyed catching up on all your posts I've missed.

Thanks for all of your visits while I was on my trip. We stayed so busy that my computer time was taken up with doing a post each day and downloading my photos. It sure feels good to be home and able to blog again.

Hugs!
Kat

Linda said...

Beautiful shower! The floral centerpieces were gorgeous, and I love the orange color of the napkins and flower cupcakes. You scored an A+ on that one! Linda

Libby Murphy said...

Kathy - lots of love and time obviously went into this shower. I know your guests all felt very special with all the attention to detail. Great job.
Happy Twirls,
Libby

Christi at A Southern Life said...

Beautiful, your daughter-in-law to be is very lucky to have such a thoughtful mother-in-law to be. Ver special.

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Absolutely lovely. The whole thing. You are so creative!! The cupcakes......those adorable green plates....your future daughter-in-law is blessed to have you in her life. ~Kathy

kimmcl said...

Hi Kathy!! It is such a pleasure to "meet" you here in blogville. I loved reading your profile and your blog - so much so that I'll be a followin' ya from now on girl! Now, that Bridal Shower - absolutely stunning - everything about it!! The colors, the cupcakes, the favors - it just all looked so lovely. That daughter-in-law to be of yours is one lucky lady to be having you for a mother-in-law!!!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

What a refreshing combination of colors! The green glass just sets it off so nicely ~ a lovely, lovely shower. Very, very well done. :)

Leigh of said...

Beautiful!

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Beautiful! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

hoganfe said...

I just adore what you did for this shower wow!
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Kim Chalfant said...

Fabulous tables! I love all the little special touches. I hope you soon to be DIL was happy with the shower. I know I would be.

Dream Mom said...

Oh, I just loved those cupcakes! They were really cute. Lovely shower. Kudos to the hubby for helping you with the shower.

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a fantastic shower setting. Gorgeous!!!

Now THAT is how you do a party...with every details thought out and just absolutely perfect. Well done!

Cass

LdyDy said...

Kathy the tables look beautiful! I loved the way the orange looked with the green you chose...just perfect! All the little touches were great. The little green plates with the darling cupcakes just too yummy! What a nice hubby to help you out with the daises!! Jen's getting a great MIL!!

Technonana said...

Great Job, Mom!! I know your soon to be daughter-in-law loved it!!

Charlotte said...

These pictures are sooo pretty. Orange has never been one of my favorite colors but you used it in such a beautiful way that I loved it.
Charlotte

Celly B said...

Such a beautiful shower! I love your attention to detail and the special favors for your guests!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

Debra said...

Oh Kathy, WOW is all I can say! You out did yourself on this shower....I am so impressed with your decorating skills! I love those little green plates and the cupcakes are adorable. The orange color just jumps out at you...so awesome. Way to go!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

How lovely!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Pam said...

I hosted a bridal shower this Sat. too! It was smaller than yours and for a friend's daughter. I loved some of your ideas. Everything was just lovely!

Deanna said...

Lovely table!

Melissa said...

Kathy, that was beautiful. Such loving attention to detail. I know she had to feel like the luckies bride in the world. Soo pretty!

Anonymous said...

Hey any idea where I can get some green small plates like you had?????

Kathy said...

The little green plates came from the Dollar Tree.