Monday, March 4, 2013

Tablescape Tuesday - "Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!"

Hi everyone! 

Welcome to another TABLESCAPE TUESDAY!!!

I'm happy, yes happy, oh fiddle-dee-dee,
To share this here table, created by me.
It's in honor of one author so clever, so wise.
His books have brought whimsy to many kids' eyes!
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Yes, Saturday, March 2nd was Dr. Seuss's Birthday....

and to celebrate, I decided to do a "Dr. Seuss" themed Sunday Family Dinner.
 
 
For those of you familiar with our   tradition of Sunday family dinners, feel free to skip this part.  If you're new to my blog and have not heard of our Sunday Family dinners...

Oh, lend me your ears,
Listen up, if you please,
As I tell you the tale
Of our dinners like these!

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We started a new family tradition in January 2013 (a New Years' Resolution) that I hope continues even after the kids are grown.

"SUNDAY FAMILY DINNERS!"

We pretty much have dinner together as a family every night, but on Sundays, we have a special dinner in the dining room as opposed to the kitchen table, where we normally eat.

I get out the fine china and candles and make a special meal and so far, it has been something we look forward to each week.
Then once a month, we invite some of our extended family to join us for a Sunday family dinner.
It's also been giving me a chance to do lots of new TABLESCAPES..haha!

To see my previous tablescapes from other Sunday Family Dinners, you can click here:

Sunday Family Dinner #1 - Red and Blue Toile
S.F.D.#2 - Black, White and Silver
S.F.D.#3 - Winter Woods With White
S.F.D.#4 - The "Royal Treatment"
S.F.D.#5 - Super Bowl Table
S.F.D. #6 - Mardi Gras Table
S.F.D. #7 - Spring is Springing Up
S.F.D. #8 - "Apple of My Eye"
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So, I knew that this table needed to be all about fun.  I had been pouring over Pinterest to find some great ideas, and I got some great inspiration from several bloggers who had held birthday parties with the Dr. Seuss Theme....all were colorful, with the main colors being Turquoise Blue, White, and Red!



 
 It was so much fun putting this table together.  My dad and his girlfriend were coming to join us for this Sunday Family Dinner so I was setting the table for 6 this time! 

I had my daughter help with setting up this table...she put out the plates and the fabric "runners" for me  The runners were fabric from Wal-mart.  Two half-yards of each color.  



I love how these three colors look together.  So cheerful and festive!



I really wanted a bit of whimsy for this table so I made some little paper swirls with some red construction paper and one of my scrapbook paper punchers to go with the turquoise blue glass marbles as "table scatter".  Then I was out at a thrift store and found these red glass marbles so I knew I had to get them and add them to the table as well!

Here's a "plate breakdown" for you, so you can see how each place setting was set.  There were basically two sides to this.  If the place setting was on a turquoise runner, or a red and white striped runner.

If it was on the red and white striped runner,  I used a TURQUOISE charger...


If it was on the turquoise runner, I used a RED charger...



Then the "White Workhorse" plate.  If you're looking to start investing in making tablescapes, let me just say, your first and best investment would be to get a nice set of WHITE or IVORY dinner plates!   You can find them cheap at local thrift stores, or around the Holidays, this Dollar Store plate is a nice option. 

 Find a nice plate with some texture around the edges and this makes a great springboard for any color tablescape!  


 On top of that, the plates varied again...with a turquoise plate on the setting with the red charger, and a red square plate on the setting with the turquoise charger!


 Then on top of that, a white dessert plate...


 Then on top of that, my cute red and white polka dot saucer plates from Ross!


On top of that, I put a place card with everyone's names on it and this quote from Dr. Seuss!



For the centerpiece, I turned a glass cylinder vase upside down on a dollar store black plate and wrapped white and red streamers around it.   

Around the "Cat in the Hat...er...HAT" I placed some red tealights inside my cute pier 1 bowls ($1.50 each at Pier 1)

Here was everything all together!

I just loved putting this table together!


For the Buffet, I used a turquoise and white checkered tablecloth that I've had for quite a while, with a red round tablecloth folded to make a runner down the center.  

We served "Green Eggs and Ham" (chipolte deviled eggs with green food coloring and a wonderful crock pot ham, which I will post the recipe for tomorrow...so easy!), "Oodles of Noodles" (pesto pasta salad and mac-n-cheese) and my tribute to "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" (blue jello made with sprite and swedish fish)

 
We had various books from Dr. Seuss from our home collection put up for the occasion.  It was very fun!

Thanks so much for joining me for this "Tablescape Tuesday"

I hope you have a very good day,
That it's good to you in every way
May your sunshine be sunny and your starlight be starry
And may I see you this Friday for my First Ever Link Party!

 
That's right!  If you hadn't seen yet, starting this Friday March 8th, I'll be hosting a new link party called the "FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA"   I can't wait to see all your awesome creations!  

This will be a weekly link party going from 8pm Eastern Time on Thursday nights through Noon on Sundays!  

I've gotten so many wonderful ideas from posts that I found through link parties, so I can't wait to host one and see even more fantastic ideas!!!  =D 

I'll post all the info throughout the week, but I'm really looking forward to doing this weekly link party!  =D

Have a great day and I'll talk with you soon!

This post is being added to...
Festive Friday Fiesta
Tabletop Tuesday
Design Decor Tuesday
Tuesday Confessional
Time To Shine
Two Girls and a Party
Centerpiece Wednesday
Let's Dish
Open House Party
Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits
Tablescape Thursday
Feathered Nest Friday
Thrifty Things Friday
Seasonal Sunday



47 comments:

  1. You thought of everything! Amazing party!
    Karen

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    1. Thank you so much Karen! It was so much fun! =D

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  2. Oh my goodness. This is the most adorable tablescape I've ever seen. My sons would go nuts over this! I found you at Crafty Confessional--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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    1. Hi Abby! Thank you so very much! You just made my day!! =D I'm so glad you stopped by and left this nice comment! Come on back anytime! have a great rest of the week!

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  3. What a really fun idea!! I bet kids would love this! The food was perfect for the theme! Hugs, Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda! I was really glad our family liked it. When I told my dad what the theme was and that we were having "green eggs and ham" he was like....ummmmmm....ok...but they ended up liking it a lot...whew! haha!

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  4. Love this idea, and your tables are stunning. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you Marty! And thank you so much for featuring my ladies prayer breakfast tablescape this week! That was so nice of you! I love being part of TTT and try never to miss a week! Your party has a lot of wonderful eye candy, as does your blog!!! =D

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  5. What a super cute theme! I really like the Cat in the Hat's hat! I just threw out a huge Quaker Oats canister that could be used for that purpose! Oh, well...I'm sure we'll get through this next monster-sized container of oats in no time! (You eat a lot of oatmeal when you're old!) :-) It's so cool that you even prepared food that worked with the theme!!! That took a lot of thought! Very cute!

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    1. Hey girl! Thanks so much! I love oatmeal myself...but I can't have it these days since I'm low carbing! My hubby has a bowl most mornings, though! It's a good-for-you food! lol Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! It's always an honor to hear from you...one of my "tablescaping heroes!!!!" =D

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting and for your comment, Shannah! I hope you have a great week! =)

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  7. This is just adorable! You got the color scheme just right, and I know your family was delighted to enjoy a special meal in such a fun setting.

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    1. Hi Tricia! Thank you! I think everyone had a nice time... I sure did! It was funny, my dad didn't know all that much about Dr. Seuss, so my son read him Green Eggs and Ham after the dinner to give him a feel for what he wrote! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your nice comment! Have a great evening!

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  8. So cute.. I love the theme, I am sure young and old had a good time with this table. The table looks very fun! xo marlis

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    1. Thank you Marlis! I really appreciate it! Have a great evening! =D

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  9. Thanks for linking in to Design Decor Tuesday. Looking forward to seeing what you post next week!

    Jennifer
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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  10. What a fun, fun table! Love those chargers...

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    1. Thanks Marigene! Those red ones were a Walmart find around the Holidays, and the turquoise ones were from Michaels on sale. Sure am glad to hear from you! Thanks so much for your visit!

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  11. This IS so much fun!!!I only wish I knew a Dr. Suess rhyme about fun! I love love love the colors you used!!!
    Thanks for sharing your festive tablescape on TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

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    1. Hi Yvonne! Thank you very much! This color theme is one of my favorites! I love how they go together! Thank you so much for hosting TT&T every week! I just love everything you do! =D

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  12. This is so much fun! So bright and full of life.

    - The Tablescaper

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    1. Thank you Tablescaper! I really appreciate that! I hope you won't mind me posting it on your next Seasonal Sunday!!! =D

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  13. Oh my goodness, what fun! I love everything you did to bring Dr Seuss to life, but that made hat in the center was a stroke of genius! Looking forward to Festive Friday Fiesta! Dianne

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    1. Hi Dianne! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your nice comment! I hope to see you there at the Festive Friday Fiesta! That brown and white tablescape you did was just fantastic! =D

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  14. I love seeing creative ideas for tablescapes and this is one of them. What fun it must have been for everyone with all the fun colors and decorations, not to mention a trip down memory lane with books we all know and love. Thanks for sharing this table with us.

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    1. Thank you so much, Shannon! It was a lot of fun. I really love Dr. Seuss's books and my kids like them too, which makes it nice! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

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  15. Very cute, fun and so full of whimsy!...Christine

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    1. Thanks Christine! I really appreciate it! =D

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  16. Well, you know how much I admire your Sunday Night Family Dinner tradition, but I don't think I've told you how I admire your creative spirit for these dinners. You go the extra mile to make these dinners really special and memorable. I think your children are so fortunate to have you as their mom. They are certain to grow up with fond memories of these dinner parties. You are teaching them on so many different levels with these Sunday dinners. Love all your clever theme ideas, and the poetry is the perfect touch. Kudos to you!
    Looking forward to linking up to your new weekly party. I'll be there...........Sarah

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    1. This is SUCH a NICE comment! Thank you so very much! This really made my day! I hope they will always look on them fondly, even if they weren't thrilled with all the new dishes I made each week..haha! Can't wait for you to link your gorgeous Napoleon and Josephine tablescape(and any other of your wonderful creations) at the Festive Friday Fiesta this weekend!! It's open now through Sunday at Noon ET and I really look forward to seeing you there! Thanks again for the sweet comment and I hope you have a great weekend!!! =D

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  17. Wow! Your table is so fun! Lots of great ideas for birthday parties.

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  18. This is delightful! Fun, colorful and oh...love the "One fish, Two fish." Now I'm really wanting to have an excuse to use all your creativity!

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    1. Hi Pamela! Thanks! It was pretty yummy too..I had to keep telling my hubby to STOP stealing and eating the swedish fish because I needed enough to put in my "fish ponds" haha! So glad you stopped by! Have a great weekend!

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  19. I love everything about this table! Totally fun and silly yet pretty! thank you so much for sharing it with all of us!

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    1. Thank you Diann! I really appreciate it! Have a great weekend!

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  20. That table is adorable, so festive!

    I am just seeing your link party, I didn't know.

    Have to go search for the details!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! No problem! It's a brand new party! I'd love to see you for the one this weekend! Have a great week! See you this coming Wednesday! =D

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  21. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  22. Hello, great job!!! Where did you find the chargers

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    1. Hi Sabrina! Thanks so much! The red chargers were a Wal-Mart find around the Holidays, and the Turquoise ones were from Michael's Craft store! Hope that helps! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend! =)

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  23. Hello, great job!!! Where did you find the chargers

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