Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Happy belated Thanksgiving! Here are some shots of our Thanksgiving table decor. Homespun theme with burlap, ric rack and felt - inspiration came from felt leaf place mats and candle holders spotted at on a recent antique shopping trip.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beware of Samhainophobia!

The invitations read as a warning ...

"Beware those who suffer from Samhainophobia (fear of Halloween) or Deipnophobia (fear of dinner conversation) because we're planning a dinner party with a Phobia theme - sorry to those diagnosed with Phobophia (fear of phobias)! Please plan ahead if you have Cibophobia (fear of food) because there will be delicious food and good company. Regardless of your Maskaphobia (fear of masks) costumes are highly recommended."

And party was definitely not for the faint of heart! A celebration of phobia and the objects of fear from spiders to death, this dinner party had something to instill fear in every guest!

The decor was inspired by an imagined "museum of phobia" which a variety of specimens! The table was full of jars, apothecary bottles and bell jars with snakes, spiders, bats, slimy eggs and potions. Place settings were black and white with skull and crossbone plates and black chargers.

 The room continued the Museum of Phobia theme. Each shelf was a "mini exhibit" based on a different phobia.

Each food item was based on a different phobia as well! Appetizers included a melon skull with prosciutto inspired by Necrophobia, fear of death; mushroom tarts for Mycrophobia, fear of mushrooms; and a cheese platter for Melissaphobia, fear of bees.

 I'll post the complete menu tomorrow!

Favors were white "spider web" cotton candy in honor of arachnophobia! 

 The party hosts!

Friday, October 7, 2011

S'more Owl Treat Table

I recently celebrated a friend's Bachelorette with a S'more Owl themed treat table. Although I didn't take any pictures at the actual event, I recreated a similar table back home. It was a mini dessert table with all the ingredients for delicious s'mores!

One thing I could not recreate was the great cake that was part of the festivities. Check it out!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Back to School Beach Bash!

I threw a Back to School Bash for a friend's play group this week to celebrate the start of Kindergarten! We had wonderful sunny weather which was perfect for the beach setting. Celebration included dessert table, craft and games.

Dessert table with flash card and school supply decorations.

Afterschool snacks included rainbow fruit skewers, dirt cups with book worms, fun pretzel cones, cupcakes and alphabet frosted oatmeal cookies. For drinks, we had juice boxes and milk.


The children's tables with more flashcard pennants and the beautiful lake view.

Each placesetting had a white board name strip, school cutout with napkin and silverware and a bag of school inspired favors. The brown lunch bags had supplies for the craft.

 Party Guests ready to snack!


One of the party activities was book bag decorating. Each bag had a freezer paper stencil school design which the guests decorated with sponge brushes and paint. They came out great!

Playing "Pass the Parcel"

Empty dishes - the sign of party success!