Your table decorations and centrepieces are the most important decorative element you need to decide on when organising your wedding, party or other celebration. Whether your party is a full-scale formal affair, a children’s party or an intimate candlelit dinner, the centrepiece table decorations will add drama, personality and scale to your event.
The Pink Frosting team are expert table decoration and centrepiece stylists, and the Pink Frosting online wedding and party shop is brimming with gorgeous and inexpensive table decorations, wedding centrepieces and more to help you create a stylish table setting. Take inspiration from some of the newest ideas in table centrepieces from the Pink Frosting team.
Create a ‘one of a kind’ feel for your event, by dressing each table differently. Use different flowers, different candles, different elements from the one theme to create a real sense of personality. For example, this design works wonderfully with a vintage theme; combine mismatched crockery, jugs and candles with plenty of vintage-style blossoms to fill tables. Visit an antiques fair, your local flea market or (with permission!) your grandma’s cupboards to pick up plenty of vases and trinkets to add personality to your tables.
The classic, crisp design of the monochromatic look is still the most modern tablepiece theme you can choose. If the mod look appeals to you, choose a black and white backdrop and add splashes of colour for contrast, such as buttercup yellow or flashy pink. Think about height, drama, the whitest of white blooms and plenty of black crockery on crisp white linen. This look is never out of style.
Centrepieces from your own backyard
Take inspiration from your own backyard! Do you have twigs, greens, flowers and bark that could be used in a creative centrepiece? Take come gorgeous gumnuts and wattle and lay them on the tables in a very natural display with a few ivory and chocolate candles.
Casting a glow
The warm glow of candlelight has always added romance to a room. Floral artists take this a step further by incorporating candles into centrepiece decorations themselves. Think tall, full arrangements of cherry blossom branches, hung with votives on ribbon or wire-like hangers. Or imagine tall cylinders filled with coloured water to match the party colour palette, and small floating candles flickering in each.
Christmas decorations all year round
Forgetting Santa, his reindeer, sleds and sleighbells, many gorgeous Christmas decorations are very appropriate out of season for parties. Christmas baubles, wreaths and sprays make fabulous table and room decorations. And the traditional Christmas colours of red, green and gold needn’t limit you. Contemporary Christmas colours of teal, peacock, pearl and diamonds are instant winners out of the Christmas season. And you can pick them up cheaply at the after-Christmas sales!
Paper lanterns – budget with big impact
The simple rice paper lantern packs an enormous decorating punch. Whether you’re decorating a dinner table or a dance floor, the rice paper lantern will dazzle and delight your guests. Rice paper lanterns come in so many sizes, colours and styles, and all are great value for money. Big ball lanterns start from as low as $6 a piece, so they won’t break the bank, even if you purchase them in bulk. And the best part? Paper lanterns can be packed down, stored and re-used for your next big shindig.
If you’re really serious about going green, choose beautiful little wheatgrass pots (which can also be used as placecard holders), packets of seeds, or spring-time bulbs to decorate your table. You’ll be offering your guests a living and breathing reminder of the party without hurting the planet.
Back to your childhood
Lolly buffets aren’t just for children’s parties! The oh-so-divine lolly table is becoming a huge hit for the young-at-heart too. Guests can fill up their own container with a selection of themed sweets, little gumball machines for each guest, or grandma’s favourite recipe cookies.
Balloons – the new chic
The hippest party planners from around the world are taking the humble balloon and making it the chicest decorating accessory of the moment. Take giant bulbous balloons (at least 60cm) filled with helium and use them to decorate your room and each table. Secure with your floral centrepiece or in a vase of lollies for a truly whimsical look. Cheap, beautiful and fun!