I am not a party planner, but I do love planning them. And as you might have guessed my favorite part of the plan is the adornment of the table....after all I'm a decorator and decorating a table top isn't too far off from decorating a room.
Below are some photo's and tips of the Tablescapes I have designed inexpensively for my own home parties!
Outdoor Patio Luncheon Party!
|Choose a theme! Here it's lemons. We floated them in the large green glass urn filled with white gladiolas.|
|Two colors, one prominent and one as an accent! Lemon leafs were folded into the napkin wrapped plates.|
Lemon tree limbs were used as long garlands on the table tops.
|Consider contrast to the background color! Chairs are neutral tan like the rock wall allowing only the lemon yellow and green color to pop.|
|Let the tablecloth deliver the biggest splash of color and use the 80% to 20% rule. |
Here it's green as 80% and hot pink as 20%.
|Simple flower vase is clear to support the color theme of green and hot pink.|
|White chairs pick up the plate color and balances the hot pink against the green.|
Afternoon Wedding Shower!
|White, silver and lavender! The canopy of shade from the oak trees|
allowed the colors to brighten the landscape.
|Real dried lavender was gathered, tied and buried in sand filled silver urns as centerpieces!|
|White linens, white china, white chairs. Lavender napkins, lavender chair ties, lavender centerpieces. A sprinkling of silver for sunlight reflections!|
|More silver, not color, adds some glam!|