Handcrafted Invitation -- Made to look like a book.
The Lovely Birthday Table
Banners help to create that "festive" atmosphere.
Of course, every place setting must have a special plate decoration and a place card holder.
These place card holders have the initial of the person who will sit there.
Beautiful gold napkins folded with a knot in the middle and a surprise inside.
The surprise is a paper napkin so that the gold pleated napkin just looks lovely and does not have to be used.
I spent some time creating a napkin ring. The ring itself is a plastic shower curtain ring from Walmart. Then I wrapped it in tulle. I used various colors of felt to create the flower and then I used a larger bead for the center of the flower with little seed beads to accent the center bead and bring it all together. I used white for the leaves with an edging of little gold seed beads. Then applied a gold ribbon under the napkin ring, attached with a hot glue gun. And I left the tulle ends a little long so I could include the tulle in the whole decoration. Notice how well the napkin ring matches the bowl and plate. : ) These are very special hand-made plates are from the Niagara China Company. They are gorgeous and unique.
Of course every place setting has to have a special flower arrangement!
Everyone gets their own unique tea cup sitting on an antique Japanese plate probably painted in the 1890s; although this plate may be German/Bavarian. And a bank of candles to add to the party atmosphere - the birthday honoree must blow out all of these candles!
I hope you will take inspiration from this table setting and invite your friends for a lovely tea party!