This past weekend I designed a Farewell Dinner Party for a family moving back to their home state of New York. We chose a classic look with black, white, and red with damask pattern.
In the entry was a manzanita tree with note cards set out. Guests were able to write a goodbye note to the couple and hang it on the tree. The hostess also compiled pictures of the group of friends from the past few years and placed them in a photo album as a gift.
The table was set so that the place settings for the men were slightly different than the place settings for the women. I used decorative red damask packing tape from Michael’s $1 bin to wrap candle votives, and also add a decorative touch to the Cookie Bar below.
Personalized bags were attached to the backdrop with a red-tipped straight pin (from Michael’s sewing section). The red damask packing tape provided just a hint of color against the black backdrop. Guests were able to have cookies and milk for dessert, as well as pack some in a bag to take home. See more in our Flickr set or Facebook Album.
This party decor would work equally well for a birthday, bridal shower, or engagement party!