You definitely can have fun with your tables when creating a dinner party for your reception. Lets start with everyone can use a little help setting the table. Ever wonder how those seemingly perfect brides or hostesses make it all come together, and everything just kind of works? Stop thinking you could never do that. Setting a great table is a cinch, and I’ve got just the tips and tricks to inspire you to pull off your own dinner party with ease.
Who doesn’t love crystal when it is done right, so get creative with it. Who says all glasses in a place setting have to be the same? Have fun mixing and matching tinted crystal with clear. Hunt for flea market finds, like vintage glasses, to add character your contemporary table. Or take glasses intended for one thing and repurpose them entirely
Allow your flowers to say it all! Whether it’s a single bloom placed on each napkin or a big vase brimming with a seasonal bouquet, flowers are an instant and easy way to give flair to your table. You don’t need to spend a fortune; inexpensive blooms such as daisies or dahlias will generate instant panache. Keep things monochromatic for maximum impact. Or get creative with one of my favorite tricks: Buy a floral foam sphere at a local craft store, soak it in water, and pin individual blooms over the entire surface. Then rest your flower ball in a martini glass for a cutting-edge display.
Think about using other everyday pieces in surprising ways. Enlist a small, bowl-shape vase for a job as a candleholder, and fill in the extra space with seashells or pinecones. Serving bowls make sensational centerpieces; fill these with fresh fruit, flowers, vibrantly colored vegetables, even pinecones. Have extra shot glasses? Use ’em as bud vases or votive glass holders!