This post is less about a tablescape than it is about an item that I had on the table that turned out to be a big hit at my Mother's 80th birthday luncheon. It's easy to make and, I suspect, fun for all ages. At least a table full of 80-year-old ladies really enjoyed them!
Find a favorite picture of the celebrant, scan it in, and print it out, actual size, on heavy duty white cardstock. Cut around the face, including cutting holes for the eyes. Go to your local paint store and ask for as many paint stirrers as you need (they give these away). Attach the stirrers to the back of the cut out face with heavy duty glue. Allow to dry overnight and then place at each setting when preparing for the party. Have them put on their "party face" and take a picture.
Tomorrow I am very pleased and fortunate to be hosting another luncheon for my mother, this time in honor of her 85th birthday. While, unfortunately, the crowd will be a little smaller this year, the table will be lovely and the food delish. I'll be making use of this table setting, and my menu will consist of Mini Crab Cakes on a bed of mixed greens that have been tossed in a light vinaigrette with a remoulade dipping sauce on the side, a crusty roll, and a cup of New England Clam Chowder. For dessert, since my mother's favorite dessert is pie, I'll be serving Praline Custard Pie. I wish you could join us.
This post is linked to Tablescape Thursday at