Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tablescape Thursday: Black & White in Flight

You made my enemies turn their backs in FLIGHT.....
Psalms 18:40 (NIV)

To give  myself a little break from tablescaping this week, today I'm going to share with you a simple little dessert table I put together in April for a surprise party for my dad!

{I must warn you that the photo quality is not very good.  The restaurant was quite dark, & silver just doesn't photograph well with a flash!}
The party was to celebrate not only his 60th birthday, but also his retirement from the Air Force Reserves.

Here's a pic of my dad with my mom, me, & my sister on the day of his retirement!  So proud of him!

We held the party in a room at a local restaurant, where we were given one small table to use for desserts. 
Of course, I had to dress it up a little!

In keeping with the colors of our invitations, black, white, and touches of silver were used.

The silver serving pieces make a nice contrast to the black table covering.

A photo-board, using black & white photos of my dad from various stages in his life, captures important times & people in his life.  Sitting atop a black easel, it serves as a focal point and backdrop for the desserts.  {Later it became a treasured keepsake for my dad!}

  Two cake servers of varying sizes sit atop a rectangular platter to add some dimension, as well as provide more serving space.

Black and white cookies, made by my husband and me, represent both his birthday and his Air Force retirement. {If you are interested in seeing other cookie designs we've created, click here. For the recipe, click here.}

White cupcakes from a local bakery rest on a coordinating two-tiered server on the opposite end of the table.

A couple of silver airplanes {borrowed from my dad's study} add more interest and continue the theme.

  One rests atop the cake platters......

....... while the other sits nearby on the table.

I even found a little airplane napkin weight.

I love you and am proud of you, dad!

Silver Serving Pieces - primary from Target
Napkin Holder, Napkin Weight, & Small Cake Platter - by Mariposa
Silver Airplanes - Hobby Lobby/TJ Maxx
{To see other tablescapes using the same items, click on the links above.}

I'm linking with Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday & A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.