Despite "Mini-me" being home sick today with the continuation of his asthma flaring up and yesterday's sickness, today was the party. He was feeling well enough this morning to allow us to run to the store to get the last minute fixins.
For the centerpiece area, I used recipe books from my extensive and never used collection. On top I used a vase with a strip of cordinating paper around the outside. I looked EVERYWHERE to find white vases and couldn't find any, so I ended up making these. Inside the vases, I placed wooden and black kitchen spoons and utensils as decoration. I used 2 of these on each end of the dinner table.
In the very center of the table, I used a cupcake display tray that I made. It has a white bowl on a black base. Inside the bowl, I placed a bed of romain lettuce with various peppers and tomatoes. It turned out really nice in person!
The dessert table was smaller than most of mine because I didn't want it to be the center of attention. I wanted that to go to the pot luck food table, since this was where everyone else would shine.
This table was a white bedsheet tablecloth with a piece of black fabric from my stash placed on top.
In the front, I hung the "sweets" banner that I made HERE.
For the treats, I made some bite sized Sugar Cookies,
Chocolate Covered oreos with our new white polka dot design,
Cake balls (placed on recipe books for height),
red M&Ms in chocolate bowls,
and chocolate frosted fudge brownies.
One of my favorite parts of the dessert table is the small chalkboard menu cards that I placed beside each dish describing what it was. These turned out cute and were easy to make!
I did manage to finally finish the party favors too.
I bought oven mitts from dollar tree and inside each I put all the goodies that Philly creme cheese and House party sent me as well as a 4x6 photo book for recipes.
Lastly, we had a table to sit the props on for the Photo booth I made HERE.
I used the same jar that I made for the dinner table and a larger chalkboard sign for directions.
Then the kids had a lot of fun!
And so did the moms!