Sunday, June 7, 2015

Birthday Party Time

Birthdays are Fun!
Celebration for my husband is special for he loves cake and ice cream!
Fortune shined on me for I discovered enameled metal plates by Michael Sparks in a party motif. He is the artist for Golden Rabbit Company.

In planning the party, I wanted a blue color theme for a masculine feel. I pulled in green and yellow shades from the plates. The candle holders positioned on both sides of the centerpiece give a height and boldness. The blue runner gives the theme more balance.
Let's have Cake!
A green china cake stand lifts the cake for more prominence!
For cuteness the Boyd's birthday bear is centered with a cupcake card! The birthday card repeats the theme of cake and ice cream.
My husband was ready to cut the cake while I photographed the table. No, no, I said, just wait for the party!
This was a fruit torte with almond slivers on whipped cream icing with a white cake center.
The cake was displayed on the charming party tray which I also found at the same place as the plates.
The excitement of a party theme design is portrayed in the ice cream plate! Each place setting says Happy Birthday time so pick a seat!
The shades of blue, yellow and green are represented in the linens and napkin rings.
The excitement of the party theme is portrayed in the ice cream plate with the blue dot rim! I found 4 of the ice cream plates at Home Goods plus all the other metal party pieces. What to do when I need 6 to 8 dessert plates?

Oh! The cake is so tempting but we must sing Happy Birthday to Dad!

I always think a birthday cake is a great centerpiece!
The large party plate has the perfect rim of colored sprinkles.

The story of the dessert plates! I had set the birthday table and still with out 2 dessert plates at the ends of the table. I walked into a darling gift store at Snider Plaza in the tony town of  Highland Park while out shopping. There in the back of the store were 4 dessert plates with by Golden Rabbit with the cupcake theme. Shock! I grabbed up all four and asked if they had any more pieces. No was the answer but I was so excited to show my husband his birthday table was now complete. He now has a choice of an ice cream plate or cupcake plate to place his piece of cake on!
A small mug contains treats for our guests of Smarties candy which is one of my husbands favorites. Sweet iced tea, blue raspberry tea, and water will be served in the goblets!
Dad chose this place of honor, so he liked the plates with the cupcake theme.
Please, notice the bowl and mug have the cupcake theme to match the dessert plate! The ice cream dessert plate also has a matching bowl and mug. These were acquired at Home Goods when I found all the metal party pieces!

A different party tray is placed at each end of the table for the sandwiches and treats. 

The birthday teddy bear's hat has the fling of yellow, green and blue hues to enhance the party shades!

 My husband loves his Birthday party tablescape but he will enjoy it even more! The opening of presents and sharing good food is wonderful but having time with family to remember a special day is the best!
Many Birthday Wishes to You!

I will be posting this on the following tea blogs; 
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I will also post on them this week!


Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

What a fun birthday tablescape! You always do such an amazing job with thematic tables. The colors are perfect and the graphics on the plates have just the right amount of whimsy. I really love the four dessert plates and my favorite is the pink tray with the teapot on it. The cake looks delicious with the fresh fruit and the guest party favors are adorable and clever. I'm sure your husband and the guests all enjoyed this festive birthday party. Thanks for sharing! ~Nora

Martha's Favorites said...

I love your table! What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday. You new dishes are perfect. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby, Pam! What a darling table you've set to celebrate his big day. All your pieces that you've found are sooooo cute and how well you've coordinated everything. The cake looks so scrumptious and I can see why your hubby could hardly wait to cut a slice.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! What a fun and colourful table, Pam! Love the dishes and they couldn't be more perfect for this special occasion. The cake looks just wonderful placed in the center of the table! I'm sure the birthday guy really enjoyed himself. Thank you for sharing with us and joining me for tea. Have a gorgeous day.


Margie said...

What a fun way to celebrate your husband's birthday! Your charming dishes is definitely celebration-worthy!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Your table looks wonderful and so festive! I absolutely love those colored glass candle stands, just beautiful! The plates are perfect and the cake looks delicious! Lucky hubby of yours, and happy birthday to him! :)
Thanks so much for your recent visit and nice comment on my blog. I really appreciate it!
Have a great week!

Martha said...

What a fun and clever party! Your table looks so festive! And a real birthday table! Love the dishes -- what great birthday dishes!

Ruth W said...

A very happy birthday table...Love the tea party tray...thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

relevanttealeaf said...

What a lovely tablescape for your husband's birthday. I love Home Goods, but haven't been in one lately. My son and grandchildren [his kids] love Smarties. Now I'm off to read more of your blog posts. We're kindred spirits when it comes to tablescapes. I so enjoy a pretty table!

Schotzy said...

THanks for visiting my blog today.... I love your child's party table.... I hope to store up some of your great ideas for my granddaughter's party we will have here when they visit in September....
YHOU have quite a collection of party items... each one more lovely than the next! Enjoy!!!!

Bernideen said...

I am sure that guests love seeing all the wonderful tables you set ans they are amazing Pam. I love the colors you choose and the decorations. Please tell your hubby happy birthday.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

How wonderful. Happy birthday!!

Zaa said...

How simply delicious..Your hubby is the King Bear ...Too Sweet... I had never seen the metal plates before and they're perfect for the manly Birthday Party. ..The plates and tray are such fun ..It makes your whole tables cape whimsical and joyous....Lucky man and to have such a loving wife...HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!..Hugs


Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment. I appreciate kind words and compliments. Thank you again.

Your tablesetting is so pretty and colorful. I love the uniqueness of the patterned cream/cupcakes. How fun! The cake looks so yummy and I love that cake they are so moist. I love your dog is that a Lassie? Very nice coat! Have a great weekend.

Sandra Lee said...

This table is perfect for the occasion and the cake looks divine! Wishing your husband many more happy birthdays!

Sandra Lee said...

This table is perfect for the occasion and the cake looks divine! Wishing your husband many more happy birthdays!

Sandra Lee said...

This table is perfect for the occasion and the cake looks divine! Wishing your husband many more happy birthdays!

Crystal Grandeur said...

Hi......Beautifully done table for a celebration like birth day. Love the colours used. The cake looks lovely in the middle .Hope the celebration was awesome and happy birth day to your husband. Thank you to visit me. Glad you liked my out door table. Love and hugs Sujatha:) said...

Oh I love birthday parties! I just love your fun ice cream cone and cupcake plates too!

Carrie said...

Happy birthday to your husband! Wonderful table! So much thought went into it and it turned out beautifully!

xinex said...

What a lovely and colorful fun and cheerful birthday table! Belated happy birthday to your hubby! I love the ice cream plates!...Christine


What a beautiful setting for the king of the house's birthday! I love those plates and that cake, wow! Ice cream too...I'd love a b'day like that too!
Happy belated birthday to him.
Have a lovely week.

Drew Watts said...

I believe it makes you feel so happy to arrange a party for people you love and a good celebration makes him feel special. Anyhow, your party decoration ideas are just brilliant and I am going to use these ideas at party venues Houston TX.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

This is just a darling tablescape. I love all of the plates with the whimsical, colorful illustrations of food. What great fun!

Barbara Cox said...

Oh Pam! What a wonderful table! :) Love the dishes especially the confetti rimmed plates - and what can I say about the cupcake and ice cream plates/bowls! I hope I bump into some of them one day!