Greetings & Welcome...Last week I gave another birthday luncheon with a Parisienne theme. It turned out truly lovely and I wanted to share it with you.This time it was in pale pink and black.
A View from the Upper Balcony
The black Chivari chairs I picked up at a clearance outlet and what a buy. Brand new still in the box in sets of four. I was able to get four of them for the price of one used chair on the internet. I really scored there. We bought 10 as we were in need of more dining seating.
The Side Board is covered with bunched pale pink tulle with the Eiffel Tower as the centerpiece.
The cupcakes were vanilla with a chocolate filling and a delicious marshmallow butter cream frosting.The icing recipe I got from
Kitty at Kitty's Kozy Kitchen. It is so delicious and simple to make and pipes beautifully. I wish I had found this recipe years ago.
This photo doesn't show the detail of the pink icing that has soft pink dragees on it and topped with a petal from the snowball flowers. I got the idea to decorate them like this from Yvonne at Stonegable. I gave these to each of my guests to take home as a little birthday remembrance.
The Eiffel tower is on a beautiful mirror and 'jeweled' charger from Tuesday Morning and it's surrounded by these gorgeous white flower 'pom poms' from my Snowball bush. I wish I had added pink flowers to accentuate the pink color more. The charger is on a footed glass cake plate that is sitting on bunched pale pink tulle.
The black plates and silverware I've had for over 25 years. The goblets and silver place card frames are from the dollar tree.
I folded the napkin under at one end to fit across the plate and wrapped a small black satin ribbon around it. I loved the look of it with the printed menu on top.
The Table Centerpiece
These gorgeous white snowball flowers are from one of my snowball bushes. Mirrored charger I got from Tuesday Morning.
The Menu Card
I had alot of fun doing the invitations and menus. I used the same paper for both. I typed up both the inivitation and the menu and copied them to these beautiful plain white and black wedding cards that I purchased on sale at Michaels. There were 100 cards and 100 envelopes in the box and I got the box for $11. That makes each piece 5 1/2 cents each. And that my friends is a steal. I put pink satin ribbon that I glued together around the top with a white cloth 'rose' I bought by the yard at Joann's Fabric and then made small black polka dot bows and glued them on. I then glued on a faux 'diamond' in the center of the bow to give it a finished touch. I was just tickled pink with the way they turned out. And I think they made a 'statement' centered on the pink napkins. One of the guests speaks fluent french as that is her native language and so she read the menu to everyone. What a beautiful language. It added to the ambience of the occassion.
The Fete a la Parisienne in Pink and Black was a joy to give. I will be sharing the menu and recipes in my next post.
Thankyou for joining me. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my little soiree. It's always a pleasure to have you come by.
Happy 4th Birthday Pink Saturday!!
I will be participating in some of these fun linky parties: