We celebrated a special birthday this past weekend. It was a great opportunity for the Prairie Hive girls – and a few others- to get together and have a wonderful dinner outside in this beautiful Oklahoma weather! We couldn’t have asked for a better evening to sit outside, relax and enjoy being together.
The plan was to cook out and have a low-key, kid-friendly birthday celebration. This is what we did, but since it was a birthday and since an actual chef was the one doing the cooking, it seemed like some sort of table setting was in order. Plates on the lap weren’t going to cut it, but it didn’t need to over-the-top either.
To start, I used some great fabric I found at Interior Fabrics here in Tulsa. It was hand-made in India – and I found it back in the corner on clearance! You never know what you’ll find it you look hard enough. I love the color and I’m thinking it might make another appearance around Memorial Day weekend for a little twist on the traditional Memorial Day decor.
I filled my collection of glass bottles with Baby’s Breath (that I actually still had from an event the week before). I love Baby’s Breath by itself – it’s so fresh and natural – and it lasts forever! Even when it’s dry it looks good. And I filled some other bottles with orange Ranunculus – it was such a great contrast against the blue. To add interest and a little candlelight, I set out some white glass votives.
I used my white plates (because that’s what I have) and plain white napkins (also what I happen to have). I thought about adding something interesting to the napkins, but it was a simple cook-out after all, so I let it go. The result was simple and casual, but at the same time purposeful and colorful.
Here are a few things to recreate a similar feel…
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