This weekend a dear friend turned 30 and we threw a pretty party to celebrate. We used lots of white, ruffles, doilies and a little purple for our party decor.
On the front table, I added a picture of the birthday girl, Connie, along with some candy and a beautiful bouquet of Queen Anne’s Lace.
I also used my chalk board and added some paper doily bunting and a birthday greeting.
The dinning room was all dressed up for the party. We hung beautiful paper lanterns and few paper doily balls. They looked so pretty with the chandelier.
The table was set for 10, with a simple white table cloth. I used my pretty purple wine glasses to add a little colour.
I love how these pretty lacy metal candle holders looked with all the other lacy details, and how their round shape echoed the paper lanterns hanging above. The flowers were more of the Queen Anne’s Lace, in three containers down the centre of the table.
I used simple white cloth napkins, and white plates. The cutest detail were these pretty individual domed dessert holders.
We served home made shortbread cookies in them. I loved how the cookies, stacked and tied into little bundles with baker’s twine, added another small pop of purple to the table. It was all so pretty.
Another fun detail, was decorating the birthday girls chair. I made a simple rosette with paper doilies and tied on some ruffles and ribbon.
We started the evening outside with some delicious appetizers.
We tried this yummy corn dip recipe from Inspired by Charm. Everyone loved it.
I served a simple purple punch of grape juice and ginger ale with vodka on the side for those who wanted to make it a little special. 😉
Dinner was delicious we served a dinner salad with roasted potatoes, along with grilled flank steak and flattened chicken. It’s the perfect summer dinner menu.
Since the birthday girl is home just for a few weeks from her mission work in Africa, and it’s difficult to take too much back with her, we made a little money tree in lieu of gifts. Guests were invited to bring $10 bills, and tie them on with these little ribbons and paper clips. It was a real blessing to Connie.
This post is lined up at Between Naps on the Porch.