A Twilight Birthday ~ the Ambiance

Strands of glittering, white, pinecone lights hung from the ceiling like miniature Japanese lanterns. Sparkling icicles dripped from a small Christmas tree twinkling with little white lights near the dinner table along with a glass vase full of pale pink silk roses. This is where her shimmering silver birthday presents lay waiting to be unwrapped. Pink silk rose petals were scattered around the floor throughout the dining room and entryway.

Pink taper candles glowed above silvery, statuesque, mercury glass candlesticks. The mercury glass was chosen to emulate the silver, the crystal, and the broken glass. A nearby table held a crackled glass bowl on a black iron stand filled with floating pink rose candles.

The dinner table was covered in a white linen tablecloth, strewn with pink silk roses and the ‘pièce de résistance’ – ‘sparkling ice’ – an excellent likeness for shards of broken glass. Mercury glass votive holders in the center of the table softly glowed with pink votive candles. Clear glass dinner plates were placed on black, glitter-sparkled chargers. Silvery organza gift bags were placed above the plates for each guest, to be opened after dinner.

The birthday girl sat at the head of the table like a princess, and we waited on them as if they were VIPs in a fine dining establishment. They were blown away. My daughter is still gushing over the whole thing... "That was an awesome birthday party, Mama!" Even my friend, Kathy, who attended the movie with us and helped with the party, exclaimed, "You know how to put on a drop-dead party!" It was fun.

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