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One of the things we did when we started planning Gracie’s Quinceañera was to make sure my dad was still a part of it. He was there for Mikaela’s and was able to share a dance with her. He was such a big part of Gracie’s life that when we needed something to show his presence like he was there with us in spirit. And when I was offered a chance to get this table cloth from Tablevogue I just knew that I had to get it.
We had already decided to have a table to honor his memory and to light a candle. But once Gracie picked out that red dress, the theme just need to fall into place. As you know Cardinals have a special meaning to me so once I found these Cardinals. I knew that would be her Recuerdo (party favors) for her guest to take away from the party.
Then when it came to the original decoration of the party, we had hidden Cardinals everywhere.
One in the photo booth.
One on the door and she entered.
several at the guest book table around her tree and pictures and as well as her party favors at every chair.
But a unique part was the table we had set aside to honor the memory of her Grampie, my dad. Her colors were black, red, silver, white and gold. But on this table, we decided to do a different to make it stand out. Since my dad was a former Marine, we went red wine blue for his tables with a little splash of gold. I went and searched for the perfect tablecloth and found this fantastic blue one at Tablevogue. Once I saw it I knew I needed it for his table.
So with the blue tablecloth, we added a beautiful arrangement of white flowers with the American flag sticking out of them. Two pictures of my dad which were face down until the part of the night where we would honor his memory.
We added two cardinals, one sitting on top of a gold Birdcage holding a candle that would be lit and one that would chirp.
During the party, after Gracie danced with her dad the DJ (who I might add did an amazing job) said Gracie would like her Nana to join her on the Dance Floor. As my mom was escorting on the dance floor by my oldest daughter Maddie and her boyfriend Lex, the DJ said to listen to the chirp of the cardinal Symbolize that he was there with us in spirit.
And playing one of his favorite songs when the candle was lit made remembering him even more special. In fact, two of his buddies who were former Marines said that it brought tears to their eyes and you know Marines are tough they don’t cry.
So with inspiration made possible by table cloth by Tablevogue, this special moment was made even more special.