Showing posts with label Teen Birthday Dinner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Teen Birthday Dinner. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BIRTHDAY DINNER FOR A TEEN

It kills me to admit this, but our oldest granddaughter is now a teen – just barely.  She turned 13 this week.  Oh, how did she grow up so fast, and when I did I grow old enough to have a 13 year-old grandchild?

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Since she thinks she is now an adult, I didn’t want her birthday dinner table to look childish, so I tried to make the table look a little bit sophisticated.

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But, since I think she’s still a little girl, I wanted the table to be fun. I used every color I could find in my table setting stock.  You may need to get your sunglasses for this post! I used four different colors and styles of metal napkin rings.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I can’t remember whether I ordered the bright green metal chargers from One Kings Lane or from Joss & Main.  I’ve had them awhile, but haven’t found an occasion to use them until now.

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The polka dot salad plates are Bistro Collection by Amici.  To provide a little relief from all of the color, I used white dinner plates by Gibson. For some reason, I could only find 6 of my Gibson plates, so on each end of the table, I used the pierced dinner plates, Valerie by Portmeirion Studio.

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I think I bought this stemware on sale at Kohl’s several years ago.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

The flatware is Duplex Spring Stripe by Cambridge Silversmith’s.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

For a centerpiece, I used purple Iris from our yard in multi-colored stemware.  The bright pink flower-shaped plates under each stem are unmarked melamine.

Bargain Huntiing with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

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I’m linking this post to Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.