My Favorite Way to Set a Table and My *# Birthday!


Table Runner Ideas - quick & easy way to get a unique look for your table for next to nothing!

A few weeks ago, I turned *#.

So I invited best friends over to celebrate – because turning *# is definite cause for celebration!

 Faux Bois Table Runner

It was a Kelly’s Favorite Things dinner …

my hubby whipped up margaritas, poured red wine, grilled filet mignon, roasted potatoes and brussels sprouts with bacon and finished with chocolate eclairs from my favorite local bakery.


Another favorite thing – a festive table.

So I unrolled some wrapping paper, added colorful napkins and a bunch of tulips – done.

I snapped some cell phone pics because who has time to break out a big camera when margaritas are waiting?

Love this table setting - the runner is gorgeous!

What could be better?


P.S. I may be *# but I don’t feel a day over $@.


wood grain wrapping paper and Ikat napkins:  HomeGoods
numbered napkin rings:  Crate & Barrel

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  1. Kelly,
    A belated Happy Birthday being sent your way. Sounds as if the day was a joyous one combined with good food, friends and family! What more can you ask for. : ) You are truly blessed. Love the table setting, The paper adds a fun addition to your tablesetting.
    Enjoy your 20’s or 30’s! You look beautiful!
    I can give you this much advice, live each day to it’s fullest as they are all wonderful in their own way. How do I know this? I’m decades ahead of you! LOL

  2. Girl, you look FANTASTIC no matter what age you claim! Father Time has been soooo good to you~~I’m jealous! I’m even more jealous of that dh of yours, making you a dinner like that…wootwoot! Mine can scorch water, but his credit card is smokin’ (probably from overuse, hehe). BTW, that table looks marvelous, darling!

  3. Love your simple and elegant table setting and I am totally stealing the idea of a favorite things birthday party! Using a roll of wrapping paper is just plain genius! Happy belated birthday!

  4. Happy Birthday Kelly….what an incredibly fun and beautiful table that depicts your personality…i saw some faux wood fabric at Ikea and trying to think of the many uses for it and now you just gave me great inspiration!….

  5. Well, how could you not have had an awesome *# birthday, with a tablescape like that, a fabulous menu and surrounded by your “besties!” The only missing was ME! 🙂

  6. Wishing you a very belated B/D. Your table looks exquisite, love the wood grain paper, the tulips, all of it. Hope it was a wonderful party. Happy Spring. I’m heading for my 74th. in July. At my age it’s no secret anymore.

  7. Love the table … using wrapping paper was such a great idea.
    My favorite … the numbered napkin rings.
    Hope your #? birthday as a lot of fun.
    Be Blessed.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  8. Love the Woodgrain wrapping paper idea bravo! Happy Birthday lady – just a side note *# = 83 (on the keyboard) which I am SURE you are not hehehe. Happy Birthday!

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