One of our granddaughters turned twelve this weekend, so we celebrated with a polka dot birthday dinner.
I set the table with the polka dessert plates on top of each place setting. I had to move them when we had dinner and then put them beside the cake for the birthday girl to cut and serve her cake.
Polka dot cups hold candies. The green felt place mats are decorated with bright pink felt flowers.
I used brightly striped flatware and
and "jewel" handled dessert forks.
At the adult place settings, pink polka dot napkins were secured with a silver bow holder.
I used the party bow napkin rings on the children's place settings. (We have six grandchildren, but only four are old enough to sit at the table.)
This is why the table was set with the dessert plates on top. The birthday girl's favorite color is purple, and these plates (Snowflake) have a purple band, but just a plain white center. The dessert plates gave the table some punch. I also used twisty straw cups at the children's places.
Crowns hold votives in the center of the table, and I used a table runner that is embellished with polka dot ribbons.
I put some faux party blowers on a pedestal (believe me, when you have six grandchildren, faux party blowers are better than real), and
I wrapped a piece of purple felt around the pot holding my purple Orchid.
A stemmed celebration bowl held more pretty candy.
We have a tradition of bringing in the birthday cake with a parade, while singing happy birthday. Our grandchildren all carry instruments. I didn't think about our youngest grandchild, who has just started walking, and I ran out of instruments at this party, so she had to make do with a pot lid and spoon.
We are so blessed to have both of our children, their spouses, and all six grandchildren living in the same town with us. (But I am going to have to buy another instrument for the birthday parade.)
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