A Farewell Dinner Party {Black, White & Red}

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!
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Comments

  1. Simply Creative Insanity says

    Whata beautiful party! Love the milk and cookies! This is one of my favorite color schemes!

  2. Korinne @ Swank Sweets says

    Great party Chris! So many great details…love the use of the packing tape, and the note tree!

  3. Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams says

    I love the idea of putting note cards on the tree. That was a cool idea. This party looks fab.

  4. Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams says

    I love the idea of putting note cards on the tree. That was a cool idea. This party looks fab.

  5. Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams says

    I love the idea of putting note cards on the tree. That was a cool idea. This party looks fab.

  6. Allyson/HBMomof2 says

    Gorgeous color scheme, especially for New Yorkers! I love the backdrop being the to go bags and packing tape on plain votives – Genius. I have picked up that tape every single time I have been in that store and have nothing to pack so I never put it in my basket. That changes tomorrow! Thank you for the great inspiration.

  7. lucy says

    it's just brilliant, very beautiful, love the decorations, very eyeball catching, something very talented going on here

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