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Use a black tablecloth and orange
napkins. Scatter fake skeleton bones obtained from party stores on the tablecloth. Use miniature
terra cotta pots filled with miniature candy and a insert a ghost marshmallow
candy on a stick in the middle. Write the name of each guest on the pot
and this can serve as the place card as well as a take-home favor.
Use an orange tablecloth
with multi-color napkins in autumn colors. Use earthenware dishes in muted
shades of greens, orange, browns, and golden yellow. Scatter autumn leaves from your yard on the tablecloth
Leaf Soap Petals. Decorate with
dried gourds and miniature pumpkins of different shapes, colors and sizes.
Cut out holes in miniature pumpkins and insert beeswax candles for instant
table lighting. For favors put out a
fall leaf cookie cutter.
The cutter comes in a decorated autumn-themed box. Great favor
that is cheap and practical!
Christmas :: Table Setting
Purchase gold paper doilies in two sizes - small coaster size & a size
slightly larger than a bread or salad plate. Place a doily between the dinner
plate and the bread or salad plate. This way there will be a gold edge on
plate. Use the small doily between the cup and saucer. Tie your napkin ring
with another gold ribbon and insert a sprig of holly in it as well. Also, by
adding a add a gold ribbon to the stems of your water glass and wine
goblet. These touches will add a holiday sparkle to any table setting.
Use a white, red or green table cloth to match your china. Decorate your
serving plates with slices of orange and fresh cranberries for the added
holiday touch. Gingerbread cookies with each guests' name can serve as
the place card. Top each plate off with a
pine cone pyramid box filled with chocolates.
Christmas :: Center Piece
Make a versatile centerpiece out of clay terra
cotta pots. Get terra cotta pots and trays in various sizes. Clean
them by wiping dirt and dust with a damp terry cloth or rag. Let dry.
Spread newspaper on the ground. I usually like doing this in my garage
or outside if it's a nice day. Spray paint the pots and trays in gold.
When they are dry, take a scouring pad or sandpaper and scrub of some paint so
it looks aged and some of the terra cotta shows through. Use a small
sponge and dab on some moss green acrylic craft paint randomly on them.
Let it dry. That's it! Now arrange from the largest tray, and
largest pot, to the smallest tray and smallest pot until you have a pyramid of
trays. Arrange various decorative items on the trays like fruits,
grapes, hollies, delicious golden wrapped chocolate, ribbons, cards, etc.
The options are endless and one of my favorite versatile pieces.
Another pretty favor is burgundy and black satin pillow sachets.
Use a red burgundy table cloth as a backdrop and gold trimmed
white plates. Add red burgundy napkins with gold
napkin ring to tie the gold accents. This is a pretty
elegant table setting that can be flexible and easily changed by
simply changing the table linens.
Use a green
tablecloth OR use kelly green dishes with a white tablecloth sprinkled with
shamrock confetti for kids. Use large shamrock paper cutouts from party
stores as place mats for kids and scatter gold coins on the table for some
sparkle. Let guests decorate their own St. Patrick's day scrapbook page.
on the table and let guests have fun making their own designs. It
helps to have a few samples on hand for the novices to get a jump start.
colors - yellow, lilac, pink, blue for napkins, plates and place
mats on a white table cloth. Make edible centerpieces out
of waffle bowls. Take shredded coconut and dye them in
various pastel colors, place multi-color dyed hardboiled eggs,
marshmallow peeps, and jelly beans in it. Use strips of
flour tortillas as the handle and secure with icing.
Continue to decorate the basket with icing around the edges and
handle. Give out pastel-colored favors like,
butterfly baskets with wildflower seed packets.