Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Another Parisienne Party.....in Pink and Black




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.


Le Table




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.


Nann



Happy 4th Birthday Pink Saturday!!




I will be participating in some of these fun linky parties: 

43 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I think that is the most elegant table setting ever! I love the pink and black. Gorgeous! The snowballs just add to the beauty. I am really loving this. You just do amazing table settings. You obviously love to entertain :) Great post!

Diane said...

Pink and black is so French - I love it. Your attention to detail is wonderful and the cupcakes look yummy. Lucky Birthday girl to have a friend like you!

Martha said...

A beautiful black and pink table. So very French! Love the menus (I always do that as well when I have guests). You mentioned you have a huge bag of culinary lavender -- visit Linderhof -- today I have a recipe for a lemon lavender bundt cake and further back on my blog is a recipe for a chocolate lavender cake. I adore cooking with lavender -- especially desserts because it is so UNEXPECTED!!!

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Birthday? Did I read birthday? Was it your birthday young lady? If it was many happy returns and lots of love from me. Your tablesetting and extra touches are breath taking Nann. You really went all out but for not a lot of money by the sounds of it. It really is just gorgeous. How lucky your friends are to have you.

Anne xx

Sherry said...

Black and Pink table...GORGEOUS! I'm dropping by from No Minimalist Here and I'm now following you...I would love for you to follow me back. Thanks

Jo's This and That 3 said...

Gorgeous! You just get better and better! Love the pink and black! Thanks for sharing JoAnn

Creations By Cindy said...

Nann, this is beautiful! Love it all. The pink and black is so pretty together isn't it? I love the shape of your black plates and the Eiffel tower just made it! The menu's are PRETTY! Love, Love them! Thanks for sharing your wonderful party with us. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, wow, Nann...this is SO cool!!! SO cool!!! I love the softness of the pink against the stronger black. Beautiful! You really outdid yourself on the menus this time, sister!!! Not only are they gorgeous and wondefully displayed against the napkins (which are also dressed to the nines!), but in FRENCH!!! Kudos to you!!! You really are good at stationery items! Everything is just beautiful, and I think it was OK to not have the pink in the floral design. I think I would have gone all white, too.

kitty said...

What a dreamy French-inspired luncheon, Nann!! I envy all your guests for sitting there and looking at all that beauty and eating the fabulous food! Thanks for the shout-out on my frosting recipe. xoxo

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such a lovely tablescape, so soft & pretty. Visiting from Share Your Cup.

Tricia said...

Oh, I loved seeing all your wonderful photos! The table is SO sophisticated and feminine. I know the birthday girl loved this table. The black plates look stunning against the pale pink!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Nann this might be one of my favorite tables ever! Pink, Black and Paris!! Love the menu and how it just ties the whole table together! wish this was my birthday table! Hugs, Linda

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous Nann. The custom and menus are beautiful and really added an added punch. The pink and black is striking. It makes for a beautiful Birthday party or? Thanks for sharing this gorgeous setting. I am your newest follower. I thought I had already followed you....silly me.

Sandra said...

What a beautiful table. I love those chairs! The black and pale pink are beautiful together and the printed menu on top is the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend

Marigene said...

Oh, so elegant...just so beautiful. I love the menu cards.

Barbara said...

Oh, my, what a pretty table! That pink and black combination is just gorgeous. I am sure everyone enjoyed this setting. Love how you did the menus. Great idea for the paper.

Elaine said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the pale shade of pink and the geometry of your design. The white blossoms are perfect, too! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Let's Dish!

Elaine
Creating Wonderful Spaces

Lissa @ The Looking Glass said...

what a ladylike blog! found you via the blog hop xo

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Nann, you have outdone yourself. Just when I think you have done the most creative and beautiful table, you go and make an even more beautiful one!! You know I love pink and the black gives such an elegance to the table. The flowers are lovely, the cupcakes look delicious and your attention to detail is impeccable. You're the best of all the rest, Nann!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

completely amazing..my mouth is gaping in awe. I would love to attend such an elegant beautiful affair, it must have been so fun. Enjoy your weekend!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OH MY WORD!!!

I hate I missed this! Why aren't you coming up on my dashboard, dangit???

Oh Nancy this is amazing - you pull off a party like no other, girl!

WOW!!!!!!! This is absolutely stunning, and I am tellin ya those chairs finish it off magazine perfect.

Every detail is spot on awesome.

VERY VERY WELL DONE!!!!!!!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Jaw dropping! A truly lovely table. Black and pink are such an elegant color combination. Your details are so pretty too. What a special birthday table!

Sarah said...

Beautiful party, Nann. Love the color combo, and those snowball flowers are gorgeous. Are they hydrangeas?

Jann Olson said...

Nancy, I love the pink and black. You always do such a beautiful table. The black dishes and chairs are perfect. I love the snowball pom-poms. I just planted a bush. It's small, but someday I will have big round snowballs. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Denise Adorian said...

Lovely.I did almost this exact table setting by request of My daughter on her 16th birthday.It was a hit with all her friends.I still love to look back at the photos.She is now 32 and still loves pink and black.Enjoyed browsing your blog and visiting you.Denise

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Nann!

You are so lucky to actually have a reason to set a beautiful table. I just love visiting your luncheons... it's almost like being there. But I do admit I would like a taste of those cupcakes. I bet the frosting is yummy... Kitty shares such wonderful recipes.

I adore the black and pink "Parisienne" theme this week. Very elegant and sweet at the same time. Love the place card frames and those chairs were a fantastic buy!

I especially love your beautiful menu. You are so creative and always add your special touch. It's all in the details!

Thanks so much for sharing this at my weekly party!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

definitely ~
"J'ai le plaisir de ATTENDEZ!"
Merci!

LV said...

One thing is far sure, you know how to throw a great party.

Bliss said...

Hey lady, your posts are not coming to my email. Feedburner tells me I'm signed up, so send them so I can get fatter just reading about your goodies.

~Bliss~

Annesphamily said...

I love your photos! They are so perfect! Have a HPS celebration here!

very merry vintage style said...

What gorgeous event decor! Love the theme and everything in it.
Mary

MONICA LIVAS said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Carol White said...

Nann - your photos of your table set up is beautiful. I love the black, white and pink theme.

Patti said...

So very pretty - love the areal view photo! Flowers are lovely, too!

Kathleen said...

What a great job you did on this luncheon! The table looks beautiful, the invitations are wonderful.
The flowers? Outstanding!
Thanks for linking this to Let's Dish!

Betty Stapleton said...

What a beautiful table setting, I love the pink and black, the flowers are beautiful too, the black chairs, all of it just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!!

Mary said...

Nann~ What a treat for your guests! No detail left undone and the pink and black color combination is stunning! Your snowball (viburnum?) blooms are gorgeous! I love your chairs and the elegant menu card you created~ C'est Magnifique!

Angie said...

It's gorgeous! It's perfection!

Nancy Manlove said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely, there is nothing like a perfect table scape to pull the theme together! Absolutely perfect. LOVE IT!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Exquisite and elegant, Nann! Your details are perfect! Love the soft, frothy pink, the snowballs, the contrast with the black - all too beautiful for words! Marvelous! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello again, I wanted to let you know that your post will be featured this evening in my Home and Garden post. I appreciate you sharing,
Kathy

Judy Bigg said...

Hi Nann, I just saw you featured at A Delightsome Life and just think your pink and black table is so elegant. Yes, it was a great price on the chairs. Every element about the table is beautiful and perfect. Love the black and pink together. I get bought some black plates and have been thinking about a tablescape and yours certainly is inspiring.

Delicious Dishes by Debbie said...

How did I ever miss this posting? I don't see a comment from me. It's beautiful. I love it so much. How elegant. Pink and Black or Pink and Brown are my favorites. Of course it had to be black for this one..so wonderfully amazing.

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