My sweet granddaughter, Ms. C. turned 10 this past weekend & we held a little family gathering just for our immediate family at my house.
She had a "Pool-Pizza Party" earlier in the week with all her little cousins & friends... I heard it was a blast! She is like her Nana Rett...we believe in celebrating birthdays all week long!
I went with the *Cupcake* theme this year...even the balloon at her place setting was a large cupcake.
The tablecloth is a piece of "PUL" waterproof fabric that I lucked out on, finding an entire bolt of at Tuesday Morning.
You can make all kinds of things from it...like bibs & diaper bags, lunch totes & diaper covers. Anything that needs to be waterproof...such as a raincoat or beneath a picnic quilt for protection.
I started each place setting with my Oneida white "Wicker" plates as the base, (certainly didn't need any more patterns with that tablecloth) then each person's spot got a different whimsical salad plate on top. Most were cupcakes but there were some ice cream floats & cake in there, too.
Each place setting got a helium balloon, in the shape of a flower, tied to some water sticks...they are weighted & you throw them out into the pool & then dive down to gather them, getting points for each one, as indicated on the ends of them. They worked perfectly as balloon holders, added a fun touch of color to the table & she got to take them home with her when the party was over.
A pair of 14K gold little hoop earrings were hidden in this little box, sitting right at the top of her place setting. She just got her ears pierced last year & has been asking for some hoops.
There were lots of other presents, too, all in the same "Cupcake" theme packaging.
As a tradition & a nod to my deceased Mother, I had to have a bowl of classic pillow mints on the table, in one of her milk glass candy dishes, since she always set some out for our childhood special occasions. My Mother didn't live long enough to meet any of my grandchildren, but I know she would have adored them all.
I placed 18 cupcakes, with PINK & YELLOW icing, on my cupcake tower & used that as a centerpiece.
My dramatic nighttime shot didn't come out as well as I thought it would. The setting sun comes in that high dining room window in the summer time & casts the most beautiful glow to the table. I'll try to capture it better next time.
You can see I used my Dollar Tree "Happy Birthday" stemware again. I'm getting a ton of use out of them, as they have so many happy colors on them, they work with any tablescape.
We had sparkling PINK lemonade in them, along with fried chicken & macaroni & cheese, Italian salad (all her favorite foods), green beans (not such a favorite) & soft little buns with real butter from under my newest butter dome!
The butter dish was a belated birthday gift from my younger sister, Weeziebug...Thanks, Weezer!
It is a "Princess House Design"...very delicate & beautifully etched. It matches some goblets that I own, so next time, I'll put those out with it.
There was also some fresh fruit on the table in these two little "Quilted" looking milkglass bowls.
I just love that cross-hatch pattern & look forward to doing some of that with my new machine soon.
I very rarely...as in NEVER...post pictures of my grandkids online anymore, for safety's sake, but I just had to share how much she has grown & how long her hair is getting, too.
(sorry but I had to blur her face) She is a sweetheart of a child & the light of my life!
Happy 10th Birthday, Princess C!!!I'm linking this post to Cuisine Kathleen's "Whimsical Summer Tablescape Challenge" this month.
Do stop by her blog on Wednesday evening to see all the other participants. If you ♥♥ ♥ dishes, like I ♥♥ ♥ dishes, you'll be overwhelmed with the variety & talent that is shared there.
Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House today.
I'll be back soon with some more quilted items & a link to a free pattern to make a very easy & cute tote bag with grommets for the handles. I've been sewing up a storm!