Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pink Bicycle Party

With our family going different directions during spring break, I wanted to set aside a special evening to reconnect over dinner. Pink bicycle printables, fresh flowers and a pink and yellow color scheme set the scene for a springtime celebration.

Here is a view of the table set for a spring fling. I made the pink polka dotted tablecloth for Mary Ashley's fourth birthday, so I was glad to pull that out again.

Paula Deen's Dot Crazy plates worked perfectly with our pink and yellow palette, and pink and yellow napkins tied with yellow polka dotted ribbons coordinated perfectly.

 I made these reversible napkins before the break from fabric I found at Hobby Lobby. To make lined napkins, cut squares of fabric and sew rick rack to the right side of one square. Then sew the two squares, right sides together. Leave an opening to turn the napkin right side out. Turn the napkin right side out, press it smooth, and topstitch the opening closed. Continue around the napkin to give it a finished look. (Film in the Fridge has a helpful tutorial with photos here.)

White cutwork lace place mats added freshness to our tablescape.

And spray painted white, this bicycle planter added a touch of whimsy. We picked up this pretty azalea as a memento of our spring break girls trip to Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.

I displayed the "Keep Calm and Pedal On" print on the buffet.

And these cupcake toppers urged, "Let's Ride!" I will share more details of our menu in my next post.


"Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire." ~ Virgil

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