My beautiful mother turned 80 last weekend. I belong to a large "blended" family and we all gathered in Utah to celebrate with her. I thought I'd share some of the table decor that we came up with.
The event was held at my brother's reception center where my daughter had her wedding reception last June. I chose a black, white and orange color scheme but didn't want it to look "Halloweeny". We used black tablecloths, black and white toile runners and toppers and lots of pumpkins! Mark has these amazing copper chafing dishes and platters that were perfect!
Some of the tables had crocks filled with orange mums and we scattered candy corn for the grandchildren and great-grandchildren to enjoy.
The other tables had tall iron candleholders wrapped with amber beads and more pumpkins. Last week I shared with you my pumpkin collection HERE. My mother has an even larger collection than I do and it was fun to gather them up and use them as our centerpieces.
My sister-in-law helped with all the set up. Now it's time to light the candles!
Here are just some of the yummy dishes on the menu: Italian meatballs,
yakisoba noodles, fresh berries,
crusty rolls and pulled pork,
lime mousse tarts,
and of course, birthday cake! We had 100 guests including children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, dear friends and two US senators.