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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Butterfly Ball

"First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. During this beautiful season when we celebrate harvest and Thanksgiving, I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.
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Keeping it simple this week.  One of the Garden Friends told me that her granddaughter's elementary school was hosting a daddy - daughter dance called "The Butterfly Ball."  The moms were in charge of decorating the tables for the special night.  I was happy to loan my friend a few things for her granddaughter's table.  Shortly before the evening began, I was able to go into the school gym and take pictures of the tables. Most of the tables were darling.   The food was prepared and served on site, so the centerpieces were the primary focus of each table.  I thought that you would enjoy a peak at the "Butterfly Ball."

 The Mackenzie-Childs "Courtly Check" chargers created a nice contrast agains the pink matelasse tablecloth.  I bought the cloth at Horchow Finale for $19.00.

 The tulips were from the tablescape that I posted last week...Family Style.  I often ask my guests if anyone is entertaining, and I send my flowers with them.  The butterflies were part of my Christmas decorating several years ago.

The metal party hats don't make many appearances, but they were fun for tonight's event.  I'll just let you stroll through the other tables...I don't have many details to share about the other designs...













The topiary made out of cupcake paper cups was one of my favorite details.  Looks like it would be easy to make.






 I think that this table achieved maximum punch with minimum effort.  Well done!








 Effective detail!


 Mini-Max design...minimum effort for maximum effect.

I enjoyed seeing the tables for this special night.  It reminded me of the Daddy/Daughter Banquets that I attended with my daddy as a child.  A recipe for special memories!  Did you attend Daddy/Daughter events when you were a girl?

Thank you, yet again, to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting her magical meme, Tablescape Thursday.  I'll be linking my post to "TABLESCAPE THURSDAY."   Hop on over and check out the myriad of marvelous tablescape designs, after 9:00 pm on Wednesdays.  You'll be glad that you made the trip...it's a wonderful adventure.

Thank you to the talented Tablescaper for hosting "SEASONAL SUNDAYS.  Come on over and join the party!
You can check out KC's music at www.kcclifford.com, on iTunes, and on YouTube.  I hope that you'll take a few minutes and give her a listen.  You'll also enjoy reading back through her blog on this site.  The girl can really write!  Her latest CD is called "Orchid."  It is available on iTunes or through her website.  I hope that you'll give her music a chance.  I know that I have zero objectivity where she is concerned, but I think that you'll fall in love with her music and her! 


   




29 comments:

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Martha said...

What a fun event and what fanciful tables!

Tricia said...

What a fun event! I know the little girls were thrilled to see all the bright colors and pretty table decor when they arrived.

A Hint of Home said...

Looks like lots of fun! So many beautiful tables. There is so much creativity out there. It's fun to get a peek at it!

Marigene said...

I love all the creativity flowing in that room...very pretty tables. That cupcake liner topiary is adorable! I am sure the little girls and dads had a wonderful time.

Pondside said...

What fun the little girls must have had! I remember Father-Daughter dinners when I was a girl and how proud I was to be there with my father. Your table was far and away the prettiest!

Marlis said...

Omg, loved the table with your precious things.. it turned out so wonderful. So many cute ideas! I am so glad you shared with us.. The topiary with the cupcake liners.. priceless. as were some of the others too.. xo marlis

Ellen said...

Thanks for sharing all the lovely tables. So enchanting for a daddy-daughter party. So bright and cheery.

Chubby N Chieque said...

That's a wonderful idea. I love all the delightful settings. Everyone are so creatives.

Happy mid-week & TS...

Greetings from snowy Stockholm,
/chie

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Butterfly Ball. I love the name of this event! Lots of fun ideas. I'm going to send this to a friend who hosts an annual father/daughter event at church.

The Charmed Life Online said...
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The Charmed Life Online said...

I just love you whimsical table, it was perfect for the event. I pinned it to one my boards, thanks for sharing it with us! I saw your blog from Susan's Tablescape Thursday, so many fun ideas! http://pinterest.com/thecharmedlifek/

The Tablescaper said...

How neat for you to be able to slip in before the event to get these photos. I love how each table is unique and has it's own special touches.

- The Tablescaper

Style Sisters said...

oooh I am gettting some ideas here!! Fun event! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share all these ideas.

Karin

Sandra said...

What a special night for Fathers and Daughters. Thanks for sharing all great ideas for tables.

lulumusing said...

What fun and playful tables that are a tribute to creativity. Lots of ideas here.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wow, what a fun event! The tables all look fabulous, but I do love the check chargers in black and white. Thanks for sharing my friend.
FABBY

Sweetladyelaine said...

WOW! The creativity out there!Loved looking at all the pretty tables. I got a few ideas too!I love decorating but I don't want to spend the money for the extras unless its for a special occasion. This was a beautiful occasion!
Blessings My Friend,

Meredith said...

oh how fun for all those little girls!!! What a beautiful setting!

Alycia Nichols said...

What fun!!! I'll bet everyone had a ball setting up their individual tables! It's obvious that many have a very creative streak going on! The table you created is really sharp with that super bright table covering and the party hats! Sadly, I never attended a Daddy-Daughter event with my Dad. He came to every piano concert, every softball game, every spelling bee...but he was NOT a party person by any stretch of the imagination!

CJ Foss said...

I love these kind of events! Little girls treated to great tables = a lifetime of fun with dishes, centerpieces, linens and laughter. Your chargers and tablecloth are both whimsical and great finds. ~CJ

Kathleen said...

I enjoyed that! Your table is great!
We never had that kind of event. My dad had 4 daughters so he would have been very tired!
I know gdau has a Dad/dau dance. I have to ask if they do the tables like that.

Tess said...

Your table is just adorable and pretty. And what a sweet idea for fathers and daughters! Very charming tables. I'm sure the girls and dads had a wonderful time!

Elaine said...

I just love the butterfly theme, and the tables are gorgeous! I intend to steal several ideas from them! Thanks for sharing!

Elaine
Creating Wonderful Spaces

Lana Kim White Austin said...

I love the B&W M&C plates and your table is wonderful as always! What a cute event! I love Daddy/Daughter dances....my daughters have gone with their Daddy and it melts my heart.

Love/hugs/blessings,
Lana

SavannahGranny said...

this is so beautiful and sweet. All the tables are wonderful.
The Dads and daughters will always remember their special night out together.
Thanks for sharing.
Blessings, Ginger

Texas Tea Party said...

Lovely post on the Daddy and Daughter banquet! The most important man in a girl's young life is her Daddy. There is such a festive atmosphere in each tablescape. I enjoyed the cupcake topiary and believe it would be easy to create, too. Thanks for sharing. Happy Tablescaping! Pam

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Oh my goodness, I don't think I've ever seen so many fun, festive and cheerful tables all at once before! What eye candy!!!

Thank you for sharing all of these!

Nancy

Sarah said...

Fun to see these table. Yes, I have fond memories of dadd/daughter dinners. Just the mention in your post brought up perfect visuals in my mind's eye that I'd not thought of for decades. ;-)
Love the cup cake liner topiary idea. ~ Sarah