Monday, January 16, 2012

Birthday Celebrations

Ikea Napkins, glass, serving tray and fabric, Pitcher from Michael Aram
I got a facebook message from a friend yesterday about our annual birthday celebration get together.  February is a crazy time in my life with three family birthdays and two friend's birthdays all in the same week!  So although it's only half way through January, it's time to start thinking about February festivities as I have to be organised.  I was strolling the aisles of Ikea yesterday and was inspired by the purple and white striped napkins and voila, I had a jumping off point (as Sarah Richardson would say) for the scheme for my birthday lunch.  The purple glasses were an easy addition, especially at $1.95 each, and I couldn't go past the cute purple serving trays.  I loved the black and white striped fabric that I found in the fabric area which I am going to use for table cloths.  Throw in some gorgeous hydrangea flowers, matching seating and an elegant Michael Aram pitcher and the table is set for a lovely afternoon tea with my girlfriends where we will drink pink champagne and eat sandwiches and cakes while we have a long overdue laugh and catch up.