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Friday, April 4, 2014

A Happy “My Favorite 5”

Hello my sweet friends. Today is a happy day. My daughter, Alyssa aka “The Fashionista” is celebrating her 25th birthday! Our family enjoys birthday festivities all week long. Of course this quarter of a century event needed a special tablescape. It includes 5 of her favorite things.


Keep reading for all the details. 

We are hosting a dinner party tonight and when I asked Alyssa what type of centerpieces she wanted for the tables she said, “Succulents! I love succulents.”

So the first favorite element of her tablescape is succulents. But they couldn’t just be plain succulents. After all she’s the Fashionista! I had to dress them up a bit as they will also double as a take home party favor.


To create this look you will need burlap ribbon (Hobby Lobby) twine, scissors and of course succulents.  I found ours at Home Depot for $1.98 each.


Cut a section of the burlap ribbon long enough to fit around the plant pot with a bit extra so you can fold the rough ends under. For these tiny succulents I found that 9 inches of ribbon worked well. Fold the ribbon in 1/2 widthwise and wrap it around the pot. Secure with twine.


For the second element in this tablescape we looked to the thrift store ~ a favorite destination of the Fashionista’s.

I had found the dinner plates way back in October but I really wanted green salad plates. These Tracy Reese plates were perfect! I loved the “tree ring” detail and so did my darling daughter. At $1 each they were a steal.


The Fashionista’s third favorite element of this tablescape was the cutlery pocket. I had started sewing these thinking we would put a small bouquet at each place setting or a small gift. You can really do so many things. I’ll have the tutorial on Monday.


The fourth favorite element of this tablescape is place cards. These hand lettered tags made from cardstock and twine will be added to the party favor succulents after dinner is served.


The fifth favorite element of the Fashionista’s 25th birthday party tablescape is the dear friends and family members that will fill the seats at this table.


Happy Birthday my girl! I can’t wait to spend the entire day with you, just like I did 25 years ago.





All my love,


Linking to:

Between Naps On The Porch, The Dedicated House, A Stroll Thru Life, Not Just A HousewifeA Bowl Full of Lemons, We Are That Family, Someday Crafts, The 36th Avenue, Ivy and Elephants, DIY by Design, The Style Sisters, Savvy Southern Style, Katherine’s Corner, Posed Perfection,Craftberry Bush, Stonegable, Jennifer Rizzo, Living Well Spending Less , Country Cottage, The Shabby Nest, Imparting Grace, My Romantic Home, Common Ground, The Charm of Home, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Rose Vignettes, Classy Clutter, DIY Showoff


Blackberry Lane said...

Have a Happy Birthday, Alyssa!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Everything looks beautiful! Happy Birthday to your girl!

Auntie Em said...

Very Happy Birthday wishes for Alyssa. What a wonderful age to be. :)

I love the contrast you created with the sparkly votive holders among the rough texture of the burlap and the smooth leaves. The place settings are beautiful! Your party is certainly off to a lovely start. Have a great evening and thank you for sharing a peek! :)

GSGreatEscaper said...

Happy Birthday to the Fashionista and congratulations to Laura on your 25th mom-hood anniversary!

It all looks beautiful and inspirational, too! Definitely stealing the tags as placecard idea....

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful tablescape!! Happy Happy Birthday to Alyssa!!

Denise said...

Oh this is so sweet, Laura!! Happy Birth day, Alyssa!!! Twenty-five is truly a milestone. :)

Laura, the tablescape is just beautiful; I love what you've done with the succulents. I know you will make this an extra-special birthday dinner for your daughter, as you do with everything that's important to you and your family. I hope you both have a wonderful day and all have a wonderful birthday dinner party!


Denise at Forest Manor

Rita C. said...

That is gorgeous! Happy 25th Birthday, Alyssa!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a gorgeous tablescape. Happy Birthday Alyssa. You are such a lovely and beautiful young lady. Hugs, Marty

Vel Criste said...

What a beautiful and sophisticated table setting for your lovely Fashionista! happy birthday!!!!!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said... she grows...

I have watched and read for three years...

B e a u t i f u l !

Happy 25th Alyssa!
Expect the best!


Lorrie said...

Happy 25th Birthday to Alyssa! May the years ahead be full of God's good gifts.
Love the table setting, Laura. Succulents, candle glow and burlap make for a very pretty display.

Karena Albert said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful Alyssa! I love your choices for the celebration!

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Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to your very beautiful daughter! What a lovely way to incorporate favorite fives into a birthday post.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Happy birthday to her. You created a beautiful table setting for her.

Debra Oliver said...

Have a blessed day, you two! she's totally adorable!

ImagiMeri said...

Happy, happy birthday dear young lady. You are an exceptional lady in your own right, and I wish nothing but happiness and success for your future.

Hugs N' Love,

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Happy Birthday Fashionista! I love you! And your hair is spectacular! Love it!! You look so beautiful!!

Bonnie said...

Have a wonderful party. Happy Birthday to your daughter on her 25th. The pic of you and her is fabulous.

Laura, your table is lovely. Looks like a magazine with many special touches! Love the name tags and the cutlery pockets. Enjoy!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

What a beautiful tablescape. I love the succulents too! Happy Birthday to your Fashionista!

Jane said...

Happy 25th Birthday to Alyssa and Mom! Beautiful table for a beautiful party for a beautiful daughter!

black sabeth said...

I had such a great day! Thank you!

Maria said...

How lovely! And what a beautifully set table!

Marie bloominghomestead said...

How gorgeous! I am loving these. Thanks for linking up at Sunday Soiree.