Since the kids, now 24, 19 and 15 were little, I set a celebration table for dinner. Over the years it has gotten a bit more sophisticated, less plastic leprechauns and more about color and texture.
Naturally, I start with the color scheme, that's a no brainer, and makes it easy to build from. Green can be incorporated in so many ways, especially if you go outside and grab a few clippings.
I started with the first layer, a fun and bright tablecloth of green and purple. Very Spring-y and cheerful!
Next I brought in texture and contrast with my willow chargers. I've stacked my white embossed dinner plates on a copper colored plastic charger. The copper color gives me that Irish green and orange scheme I want to highlight. Now I've introduced more green with a cute green and white damask pattern melamine luncheon plate with another white dessert plate on that. Yes, that's alot of stacking, but it gives it such a fun and unique look to each place setting!
I found cute foam shamrocks at the craft store, some with glitter that will be used as placecards. (If only I could have found my sharpie maker before I had to get the photo done, but you get the idea)
Since my son's name is Patrick, we have alot of fun with this traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage. The "Lucky Leprechaun" comes for a visit and leaves a small green gift bag for each dinner guest! In fact, the best gifts over the years have been dollar store finds of candy- like rollos for "pots of gold" and playing cards for after dinner excitement!
I'm hoping that we can keep this family tradition thriving over the years! What tradition do you share?
Willow Chargers, Green & White Plates-Pier 1
Copper Chargers, Foam shamrocks, Green cupcake stand-Michael's Craft Store
Shamrock plant-Trader Joe's
Tablecloth-Set to a Tea
Tea- Top o' the Mornin' & Mint Chocolate Chip- Set to a Tea
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