My sister and I are lucky enough to celebrate our birthdays just a week apart, and while my high strung childhood demeanor may have caused an issue when it came to sharing birthday parties when we were young, now that we’re all grown up (mind you, I use that term very loosely) we thought it would be fun to celebrate our birthdays together this year.

I decided to keep the birthday motifs to a minimum and just have a fun get together with some tasty appetizers, snacks, and, of course, a few cocktails. Since we weren’t exactly trying to draw attention to the two milestone birthdays we were celebrating (like any good sister would, I’ll keep the numbers to myself) I decided to go with a simple winter party table, mixing metals with whites and wood tones.
party tableI used some wooden serving platters, a white cake stand, and some copper bowls (two of those are actually baking tins I snagged at Goodwill a few weeks ago) to act as a base to serve the food, and mixed a few more metals in with silver and gold candle holders. The metals and wood tones together feel perfectly winter without being ‘in your face holiday’ and could really work for so many other settings too.

table 2Here’s a longer shot of the (almost finished) dining room. I set up the console at the back of the room as a bar with a tray full of wines bottles, decanter,s and all necessary glassware.

On a side note, don’t mind the naked wall to the right. We have some demolition plans so nothing is being hung until we figure out what’s going on there. It’s all still a work in progress, people, but we decided to put our tools down for a night and celebrate with friends, and boy did we need that :)

As far as the food goes, I kept things pretty simple. I threw together a few different flatbreads, one of our favorite crostini recipes, some cheese & fruit, and a few bowls of nuts. Just some simple finger foods to snack on. Here are a few shots of the table in action (and by action I mean, covered in food) snapped on my iPhone just before the guests started to arrive.

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a simple winter party table

I was thinking about putting together a few of my recipes and sharing them with you late on this week. What do you think?

Basically, if you ever get a chance to share a birthday with your sister, I highly recommend it ;)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Happy Tuesday!




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