Advent Party Table

by Anja

Advent party table in red-green-white-silver

Advent party table in red-green-white-silver

Advent party table in red-green-white-silver
The Birthday Girl's place at the end of the table
Close-up of red candles and flowers
Red and silver stars on the table

We set this festive Advent table for my mother-in-law's 80th birthday party. The colour scheme was red, green, white and silver.

Red: Down the entire length of the table we had a row of large bright-red flowers (poinsettia and gerbera) mixed with red winter berries, red Christmas baubles and red bows. And of course, they were in red ceramic pots :-)

In between the flowers we placed clusters of matching red candles.

Green: We added sprays of evergreen (ivy and conifer twigs) to the flowerpots and the candles. We didn't have enough proper candle holders, so we filled drinking glasses in different styles (and a few small vases) with green florist foam and used them as candle holders, too. Every candle was decorated with greenery and red berries.

White: The tablecloth and plates were the only white items in the decoration.

Silver: Because the cutlery was silver, we didn't want to use gold in this Advent colour scheme. We started with a few silver candlesticks and added bushels of curly silver tinsel to the flowers and candles. We also scattered tiny stars in silver and red on the tablecloth, which added a nice shine when all the candles were lit.

The place 'cards' were dark green ivy leaves. We wrote the names with a silver pen and placed a leaf on each plate.

We prepared a four-course meal for the Birthday Girl, her 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, her 4 children, 4 children-in-law and her 7 grandchildren. In some of the photos you can see the starter plates: lamb’s lettuce with bacon bits and pine kernels.

There were speeches, funny skits, a personal poem and music. And for several days afterwards, our Mother was on top of the world :-)

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by: Claudia

What a beautful table decoration. Simple and yet very elegant. Perfect for the occasion. You should also post your table setting for your daughter's first communion. Yet another master piece! So inspiring.

This looks scrumptious!
by: Renate

Thank you, Anja, for sharing the big event! Your Advent table looks great - equal parts informal and formal. I love your improvised candlesticks and the glitter stars, and especially the cool place 'cards'. Lovely ideas!

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