A well decorated table sets the right mood and ambience for any kind of celebration. While soft rose petals sprinkled amidst colored candles afford a romantic setting, a hand-blown glass salt and pepper shaker lends a down to earth practical look and personalized coasters are perfect take home presents. Any event can simply be dressed up with imaginative table decorations created with flair and inspiration. Check out specific Christmas table decorations and wedding table decoration.
Table decoration planning
Draw up a plan before decorating the table for the celebration. It is necessary to consider how many people would be seated and adequate arrangements for seating, utensils and setting need to be made. In case of large parties it would help to have a seating chart in advance. This way one can make sure every one is well accommodated.
Use of table cloth
Use of table cloth is the first obvious step in any table decoration. Table cloth is the background color that helps to tie everything together. A table cloth with warm, rich and comfortable colors like gold, yellow, red, brown and orange lends a cozy feeling. Plain white or beige table cloth can be used with accessories to create the desired thematic effect.
Table centerpieces should be given special attention. Centerpiece works as the focal point of the table. A glass bowl filled with mini pumpkins, gourds and squashes in a variety of colors with berries and pine cones can work wonders for your table. Alternatively dried fall leaves can be glued to glass votives holders and candle glow through the leaves. Floating candles can fill a bowl in fall shapes ... the possibilities are endless. While flowers are traditional centerpieces, following alternatives are available for theme parties than fresh blooms.
Wedding Table Decoration
Wedding table decorations can be ornate or simple depending upon the budget. In theme weddings reception, centerpieces go along with the theme. For instance in case of a beach wedding, the centerpiece could use sand, shells and candles. For a western centerpiece, cowboy hats and bandanas should simply look great.