I found these invitations in the wedding section at my local Wal-Mart. They are a Wilton product. The stock number is 1010-107. Wilton provides you with a website so you can easily personalize and print your own invitations. The directions were easy to follow and I had the invitations printed and assembled in less than 10 minutes!!!
Tara is turning 30!
Please be her guest at a
Dinner Party Celebration
Saturday, May 30th
at half past six in the evening
RSVP by May 20th
Dress: Goth Casual
(red, black and white only!)
Books, Candles & Apples…OH MY! The decor… On Thursday, my husband’s job was to move out most of our living/dining room furniture to make room for the rentals that were arriving on Friday. Obviously, some of the big pieces like our buffet weren’t going to be moved. I decided to use it to add a bit of decor. You’ll notice each of the Twilight Saga books with an apple lying on top. I used a candle carver to cut a perfect hole in each apple to fit a tealight…the effect was awesome! My best friend, Kelly, got married in July of 2005 and the candelabra in the picture is from her wedding. Thankfully, her mom already had the greenery and flowers on it so all I had to do was add some black and red feathers (I figured the Cullens are “vegetarians” so this would work well for that “animal-like” decor), red ribbons (think Eclipse) and of course, what Twilight/Vampireskdinner party would be complete without blood dripping candles?!? The candles were EASY to make. Basically use an old candlestick holder or a bucket filled with sand and place white taper candles inside. Light a RED pillar candle and let the wax drip down the top of the taper candles. In the coming days, I’ll post some pictures of the table design where I used more of those “blood” dripping candles.
Tablescape & Place Settings… As I mentioned in my last post, the tablescape was pretty much my main focus for the party. It had to be creative and really set the mood for the entire party! I started with an 8 foot banquet table and covered it in a black floor length linen. I paired the linen with black chairs and red linen napkins. You’ll also notice a little $2 feathered boa I purchased at Michael’s to make my chair stand out from the others. I had close to thirty candles in glass and silver candlesticks in varying heights that I borrowed from my best friend’s mom lining the center of the long table with red doilies underneath. Originally the doilies were there to catch any candle wax that dripped, but I made an executive design about an hour before the party and decided not to actually light the candles on the table due to everything being so tight in our living/dining room and that last thing I wanted to do was to start a fire. Several weeks ago I found a cheap chess game at Wal-Mart for $3. I decided to take the black pieces and spray paint them red and leave the white pieces as they were. I incorporated them into the table design. I also found inexpensive white tulips for $2 at Wal-Mart and spray painted them to look like blood was dripping off of them. My overall goal was to bring the covers of the books in the Twilight Saga to life. I had planned for the candelabra to go on the dining table, but it became apparent pretty early on that it was going to be to big so it was on my buffet instead. You’ll notice the ribbon hanging down on it which was suppose to stand for Eclipse. Like with every other surface I used tons of little shiny pieces throughout to make everything sparkle like the Twilight vampires! Check back tomorrow for closeups of the place settings! The Menu…