A spring birthday presents you with an array of interesting options for a tablescape for a celebratory meal. There at seven top ideas for a spring birthday dinner.
Bring Out the Flowers
Although tablescaping with spring flowers may seem obvious, its amazing how often people just like you may completely overlook using fresh blooms as part of a birthday celebratory dinner. The task can be rather simple. Venture out into your garden and pick some tulips, daffodils, or other vibrant spring blooms.
You can carry the addition of fresh flowers through the entire table scape theme. Let’s use tulips for an illustration.
In addition to including fresh tulips in the tablescape, place other table necessities within the scape that feature this type of flower. This can include napkins, glasses or cups, and other dining accoutrements.
You will be able to find these types of items both in “reusable” and “disposable” forms. If there is a party or craft store near you, odds are you will be able to find precisely what you desire in disposable form. Home décor outlets are likely to carry at least some springtime tableware that will work with a specifically themes tablescape.
Finally, don’t over look discount or “dollar stores.” This is not designed as an endorsement, just an informational notation. Many Dollar Tree locations sell ceramic plates and bowels, with companion cups and glasses, that are ideal for a spring birthday dinner. Each piece costs a dollar. The dinnerware is festive, attractive, and doesn’t look like you only spent a dollar per.
Silver and Sunshine
There is something hopeful, perhaps even spring-like, about silver pieces on a table. Silver, oftentimes combined with gold, are common tablescape additions around the winter holiday season. In the grand scheme of things, silver isn’t just for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and other wintertime holidays any longer.
The addition of silver items to a tablescape with a springtime birthday scheme can be brilliant, and yet simple at the same time. Of course, silverware is the beginning of the addition. You can also add items like silver goblets or mugs.
You can accentuate each place setting with something in silver — in addition to the basics. For example, consider adding place cares trimmed in silver. Some sort of silver “birthday bauble” could be placed at each place setting, something unique to the occasion that each guest can take with him or her after the meal.
Finally, we do return to a note about fresh springtime flowers. The combination of spring blossoms and silver is beyond compare. Consider displaying spring blooms in a suitable silver vase or bowl (in which you can float the buds).
Another fun tablescape idea for a spring birthday dinner is what might best be called “handmade memories.” The table can be enlivened with images, icons, and other tidbits that pay homage to the life of the person whose birth is celebrated.
One additional take on this tablescape: Consider having each guest bring something suitable for the tabletop that reflects on the birthday celebrant’s life. This strategy can make the final tablescape truly an interesting affair.
And — don’t forget fresh springtime flowers.
Take it to the Beach
Tablescape themes are great options. With warm weather on the way, a beach theme may be utterly ideal for a birthday dinner.
When it comes to tablescaping with a beach theme, the sky … well, the beach … is the limit. The types of items you can add to a tablescape to achieve a beach theme is endless. These include everything from the more essential seashells to smaller beach balls to festive sunglasses — and a myriad of other things in between.
Martha Stewart Says: “Go Neon”
When contemplating what to do for a springtime birthday dinner party, we must not overlook a word of wisdom from Martha Stewart. One suggestion Martha has for a spring tablescape is to go neon.
She encourages the use of highly vibrant neon colors for a spring tablescape. This includes everything from the tablecloth to napkins to other accoutrements.
Martha doesn’t forget the flowers, of course, In this day and age, you can venture to a flower store, or even the grocery market, and find flowers that have been dyed in different ways. This includes stunning neon manifestations.
Of course, some people shudder at the idea of white flowers being dyed something else. On the other hand, for the sake of a Martha Stewart approved table, you can make an exception. You’ll be pleased that you did.
Jessica Kane is a writer for Silver Superstore, home of the internet’s best flatware.