Yesterday I published some yummy appetizers with great eye-appeal that a friend of mine made for a casual afternoon party. In this post, I’ll show you some beautiful yet easy decorations that she used for the dining tables, and serving tables. These are simple and effective ideas that you can use for any party.
Presentation is everything!
I’ve often heard it said that Presentation is everything. And it is true that a little effort in making things look special goes a long way. It will make your guests feel special that you put out the effort to make things look lovely.
Easy and Beautiful Table Arrangements
Below, you’ll see a few simple and beautiful things that Linda did to make her party look special. She had tables set up where we could sit after helping ourselves to the buffet.
Each had antique looking white table cloths that she dressed up with colorful glassed filled with flowers.
Besides being easy to do, this kind of floral centerpiece is low enough that conversation can flow freely across the table without the flowers blocking anyone’s view.
Serving Table Arrangements
When setting up buffet and cake tables, it’s visually appealing to place food and table items at multiple heights.
The same flowers had a second use after the party
This party was to celebrate the birthday of our tap dancing instructor. The day after the party, this gorgeous arrangement showed up at our dance studio.
When I asked about how she put this together, Linda said that she simply pushed the stems into a slab of floral foam the size of the box. She said the key to having this look great is to use large flowers. Large roses and sunflowers work well. You can simply push the stems into the foam. For the smaller flowers like the alstroemeria and the small button mums, you’ll need to punch a hole in the foam with a stick or pencil before putting those flower stems in the holes.
A big thank you goes out to Linda for sharing her lovely and simple decoration ideas.
I hope that you enjoyed seeing these gorgeous and easy decorations as much as I enjoyed seeing them as the party. Perhaps, one of these simple ideas will be useful to you for your next party.