We just love to have theme parties (well I do anyway haha.) My DH is always so supportive and helpful. He is a truly wonderful host. We do entertain often. One of my very favorite parties of the year is our annual Winter's Eve Dinner party every January. These are older pictures of one of our parties. I liked the lighting and how everything photographed so chose these older ones. The tablescape changes up a little from year to year but generally you get the basic idea of them from these photos, at least.
The chargers look gold in the close up pic, but that's because of the reflection from the Tuscan gold walls- they are distinctly silver in person. I found 12 of them on ebay several years ago. The simple crisp white dinner and salad plates are Pottery Barn and the bread plates are Crate & Barrel. The basic daily cutlery is PB too I think, from years ago. It was before I had my vintage/antique collection for 8 now. You may have already seen the snowflake napkins I just mentioned last week here made and given to me by my wonderful friend Marcia. The silverplated napkin rings I've had for at least 10 years.
Here is a close up of the centerpiece. It is a simple bottomless glass cylinder covered by a silver metal "sleeve" and has glittery bits on it - really is nice when there is a candle in it, plays nice shadowy interest all about. I bought it at World Market about 10 years ago too. (Time flies, doesn't it?) I simple put a short white or silver pillar candle on a plate then put the cylinder on top of the plate.
I tossed a handful of vintage silver metal snowflake buttons all around the table. You may be able to see there is glittery white strings of snowflake garland and silver metallic star wire garland strewn about as well. I also used a half dozen silver and white painted wooden flat snowflake picture frames (found at Dollar Store probably.) In the picture area I placed a variety of pictures of snowflakes - they are just scattered about as well to keep up the theme. I made simple placecards out of heavy silver muted metallic card stock and placed a white enamel-painted snowflake scrapbook embellishment on it near the name, in keeping with the snowy theme.
As a favor each couple was given a wrapped gift - inside it was a crystal snowflake wine bottle stopper in a gift box. You know I sure wish I would have included us to have one as well, would be nice to have a photo of it. Sorry about that. You can see in this little collage various glistening winter wonderland decor we used. I wish the menu had shown up clearer.
Here is our silvery winter after-Christmas-before-Valentines-wreath we use when it is nice and snowy outside. Let's just say this weird warm weather we're having right now makes it look a little out-of-place! But I keep getting told to be very careful what I wish for, so I will stop wishing for snow now and just remember the pretty snowfall from a week ago that is gone, and try and remember fondly our beautiful snowfall from last year. If you have a moment please look here at my recent post about the beautiful first snowfall of last year that I captured in pictures. So far we haven't had anything that nice stick around yet this year. But there's time for all that snowy nonsense!
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