Centerpieces have the potential to be an eye opener, conversation starter or a party pooper. Which reaction are you hoping to get? Whether you are planning a wedding, a baby shower or just a summer shindig with your best of friends, keep reading for unique ways to create a do-it-yourself centerpiece that will have them saying “Oh wow!”
Take a cue from the season and dress your tables with what’s in right now. Circular vases filled with orange, lemon, or lime slices are a sunny way to add bright colors to a summer wedding. Just slice and add around the bowl for a sweet smelling centerpiece. You could also just add them whole to any glass vase for a cheerful look. In fall, dress your centerpieces with glass vases filled with apples and maple leaves. And in winter, add cranberries. You can create an easy spring centerpiece, perfect for a baby shower, by hiding colored eggs through wheat grass.
Sure anyone can do flowers, but why not do something that’ll really get the conversation going. One idea is to have fish bowls with a goldfish or beta fish on each table. They are easy, inexpensive and oh so beautiful!
For the candy lovers out there, this one will satisfy your sweet tooth. Buy a color foam block (the type used for flower arranging) and stick lollipops in them. Let your inner child loose! Get creative and colorful. It’s fun and affordable.
*Fun for Guests
Give guests something to do. Have disposable cameras as your centerpiece and let them go wild! Bubbles are another fun idea if your party is outdoors. And if you really want to keep them busy, have a photo album filled with pictures of the guests and/or the guest(s) of honor or a favorite picture book for everyone to sign and pass around the table. Who doesn’t love looking at gorgeous photos?
Creating your own unique centerpieces is easy. It doesn’t have to cost a lot and can bring out your inner creativity.
Criss White is a professional writer on baby and wedding topics. For more centerpiece ideas, visit baby shower centerpieces.
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