Have you ever organized a relatively simple gathering? It takes more than you might imagine putting together a memorable celebration. In fact, research reveals every formal get-together involves hundreds of “to-dos.” Make sure not to overlook a big one: Sprucing up your party tables based on fun themes like those below.
Let the calendar be your guide and use the season to influence the way you spruce up your party tables. For instance, for an October business get-together, cover your banquet tables with harvest colored tablecloths and use scooped-out mini pumpkins as candle holders.
Whether or not you have chosen theme colors for your bash, you can always deck out your party tables in specific shades. Want to create a laid-back mood for a seaside soiree? Use all blue tints for your tableware, table runners, and napkins. Prefer a brighter touch for a child’s birthday? Hot pink and neon green adornments can transform your party tables into energetic places to nibble and chat.
Think Arts and Crafts
Give your guests something to do while waiting for their food by spreading arts and crafts activities on your party tables. From jigsaw puzzles to coloring books to kids’ building bricks, unexpected playthings tend to turn adults into kids.
Light It Up
Will your get-together take place in the evening? Purchase white or multicolored mini holiday lights to twist around the legs of your party tables. Then, place other light strands around the centerpieces in the middle of the tables. Attendees will easily find their way around the room. Bonus points if you use different colored lights for each party table.
Decorate With Desserts
Who says everyone has to wait until the end of the meal for a sweet treat? Instead of placing flowers in the middle of your party tables, use dessert items as eye-catching focal points. Cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and even wrapped candies are fair game. Everyone who has a sweet tooth will rave about your good taste! And they can burn off the calories on the dance floor.
If your event calls for party tables, be sure to give those tables more than a passing thought. Spending a little time festooning them in fun ways will pay off big-time and earn you tons of well-deserved praise.