If this whimsical al fresco dinner party were a word, it would be champagne. Bubbly and chic, the mauve tablescape combines the romanticism of a French garden party with the lavishness of an Art Deco fete. And how neat is it that this is a real birthday celebration in honor of the stylist’s mother? We’re reeling over every detail, from the handpainted sweets to the calligraphed leather menus, and we’re so glad that Tiffany Amber Photography was there to capture it all!

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

From the stylist, Deets & Things: Since most of her grandchildren have late summer birthdays, by the time my mother’s birthday came around each fall, she always urged us not to make a big fuss. This year, however, with my brother and his family in town from the East Coast, we were determined to give her a worthy celebration.

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

I chose soft blush and mauve tones for the color palette of this intimate dinner party. Cherished Rentals velvety Terrain dinner collection paired with their vintage floral china gave the table a feminine and dainty feel. Each setting had a leather menu and a tile place card that I painted and gold leafed.

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

There was no shortage of desserts for our 14 guests. SweetleeMade and her team did an exquisite job executing the vision from their gorgeous floral cakes to the prettiest array of donuts.

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

As we sat back and enjoyed the candlelight evening, Dear Heart Sign’s beautiful wooden words “these were the best years…” hung in the glimmering background and rang blissfully in our chatter.

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Whimsical Dinner Party with a Handpainted Sweets Display #alfrescoentertaining #dessertdisplay #tablescapeideas

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Tiffany Amber Photography
Event Design/Styling/Invitations: Deets & Things
Floral Design: Bloom + Beam Floral Co
Event Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Specialty Rentals: Party Pieces By Perry
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Laser-cut Signs/Cake Toppers/Drink Stirrers: Dear Heart Signs
Tableware: Cherished Rentals
Sequin Backdrop: Funtastic Photobooth
Desserts: SweetleeMade
Calligraphy: With Love Calligraphy

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  • Party Pieces by Perry on January 18, 2018

    Thank you so much for the wonderful feature!
  • Tracey Kennedy on January 17, 2018

    This is all so gorgeous!

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