For our Breaking Dawn party the theme was to celebrate Edward and Bella’s wedding. By doing so we wanted to reminisce back to their ‘first date‘ at Bella Italia in Port Angeles. I decided to transform the dining room into a restaurant style setting. I was lucky to find some amazing free printables on Pinterest that helped assist with this transformation as our Breaking Dawn party decorations.
Water bottle labels used, thanks to Pink Zebra Lounge to show Sparkling Water imported from Isle Esme.
I used the round printables that were originally designed for cupcakes as the image on the place cards. I thought Edward’s family crest was the perfect image since we were celebrating his wedding. The place cards were added in front of each plate on the table for each party guest. The guests were also able to take these home with them as a personalized souvenir from the party.
I created the menu to be from Bella Italia. We added the logo on top and listed the items we planned to serve at dinner. We laid the half sheets of paper on top of the plates for the table setting. Even though we served Mushroom Ravioli we were too late in the planning process to order from the real Bella Italia restaurant. The home of Edward and Bella’s first date now sells their famous Mushroom Ravioli online and will ship directly to your home, on ice, for you to prepare at your own Twilight Saga party.
The table was covered in a black disposable table cloth with a red shimmer cover on top to give it that more elegant restaurant feel. All the dinnerware was disposable and plastic. I purchased the silver plasticware to give it the look of real. The wine glasses were even disposable. This worked perfect for me for clean up time since we were heading out to a midnight showing after the party. I wanted to be able to toss and go since we had 12 people for dinner.
I setup a second table near the wedding arch to seat more guests. Just a simple card table with a table cloth and similar table settings.
The Breaking Dawn dinner party turned out fabulous. I was more than pleased with the table settings and we all felt right at home in our celebration.
Have you hosted a themed party? Did you match your theme across the table settings, party decor and activities?