On Friday, I celebrated my birthday and so, hosted a little dinner for my nearest and dearest used it as a giant excuse to make a really unabashed tablescape complete with several things that probably should not make it onto a birthday table. Like skull votive holders. Honestly I would never subject a friend (unless equipped with a healthily sick sense of humor) to this sort of memento mori dinner ensemble, but... It's my birthday and I can dress my table as the inanimate embodiment of Morticia Addams if I want to.
I took my cake very seriously! All cakes should be at least as large as your upper torso. Rule of thumb.