Don’t make the same mistake I did…because it’s NOT Shakespeare’s birthday. It’s Shakespeare 400…that’s four hundred years from his death. I know, right?!? Leave it to the “To be or not to be” dude to be celebrated on the date of his death.
Well for this academic and literary family it’s sort of a fun quirky date to remember. With that being the case, I might have sort of decorated for a dinner party a little bit around said theme. Shakespeare.
This table actually started with the LightBox. Starting with the Background Map, I added a common Shakespearean quote using the Alphabet in Black. The quotation marks and the ornate ‘to’ and ‘or’ came from the Icons Basics pack. Don’t you just love how easy it is to create a fun focal piece with this LightBox?
The tables is layered with book pages to add to the literary feel. Because Shakespeare was literary, get it?
The table settings were glammed up a bit with Minc Place Cards by foiling them in gold. I even used the Toner Ink Marker to add names to each card. This too was a super easy and quick way to fashion a little upper class to the table. Was Shakespeare upper class? “This above all; to thine own self be true”. And the girl likes the gold foil so I’m owning it.
The rest of the place settings were extreme diy but added such a nice touch. Burlap fabric cut into rounds just larger than the plates serve a bit as a faux charger. The dinner plate and dessert plate are layered, and topped with a pear. Because pears are Shakespearean, right? Well, I know he affirms this, as he said “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” And then there’s the whole Romeo and Juliet affair.
Lights were strung over head so as the evening wears on a soft light, almost like a Midsummer’s Night Dream, will carry us through the night. See what I did there?
Whatever your occasion you have in mind, be sure to add a little ambiance with the LightBox and celebrate your evening in lights.