Looks We Love | 3 Ways to Make a Statement with Linens

Linens aren’t just your standard table covers anymore. With so many size, color, and texture options available, creating the perfect look for your next event can be as simple as choosing the right linens. Here are 3 ways you can use linens to make a statement at your next event.
 
 

Left: Elly Slate Linen, Grace Silver Charger, Lucca Grey Dinner Plate, Lucca Grey Salad Plate, Frayed Grey Napkin, Metro Flatware, Ledge Balloon Wine, Ledge Water, Ledge Champagne. Right: Palms Table Linen, Gold Beaded Charger, Lucca Black Dinner Plate, Lucca Black Salad Plate, Arya Flatware, Linen Apple Napkin, Cabo Marigold Napkin, Amber Dixie Goblet.

1. Mix it Up with Patterned Linens

While some patterns are subtle enough to use on all your table linens, many bolder patterns look best when incorporated in smaller doses. You can place patterned table linens on every other table, on accent tables only, or use them as runners, overlays or napkins on a more neutral base.

 
 

Left: Linen White Table Linen, Caprice Marine Runner, Parker Flatware, Gold Rim Glass Charger, Faye Dinner Plate, Jane Gold Salad Plate, Stemless Wine Glass, Long Drink, Sonoma Water , Gold Candlestick. Right: Walnut Stained Farm Style Table, Gold Rim Glass Charger, Lucca Black Dinner Plate, Lucca Black Salad Plate, Linen Apple Napkin, Arya Flatware, Benson Water Goblet, Ledge Wine Glass, Ledge Champagne Glass.

2. Paint the Room with Colored Linens

Don’t be afraid to experiment with rich, brightly colored linens that will accentuate your event’s theme or color palette. Mix and match some coordinating colors to create a dynamic look that stands out, use a bright napkin on a neutral table to incorporate just a splash of color, or try including several shades of one hue to underline a strong color theme.
 
 

Left: Walnut Stained Farm Style Round Table, Dolce Merlot Runner, Dolce Merlot Napkin, Faye Chop Plate, Lucca Ivory Salad Plate. Right: Black Polyester Table Linen, Delilah Pebble Oversized Runner, Frayed Grey Napkin, Kennedy Pebble Napkin, Linen Sea Green Napkin, Platinum Beaded Charger, Faye Dinner Plate, Lucca Grey Salad Plate, Faye Bread and Butter Plate, Fiddle Flatware, Smoke Dixie Goblet, Ledge Champagne Glass, Cosmo Coffee Mug.

3. Create Dimension with Textured Linens

Textured linens are becoming a big trend for 2020 events. Velvet and satin are subtle and romantic textures that can be incorporated as full table linens, or just in your table runners or napkins. Sequin linens are a fun way to add sparkle to any event as an accent, on key tables or as runners. Or you can create lush texture with oversized runners or overlays, gathered or knotted to serve as a dimensional runner.




How To | Pick the Perfect Chair for Your Event

For such a simple event staple, chair styles are surprisingly varied. But since chairs are one of the most abundant items at most events, they can certainly make an impact on the overall look. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of chairs and how to choose the perfect style for your event.

1. Abbey

One of our newest chair styles, the Abbey Chairs bring a lot of style to your event. They match well with styles that are inspired by nature, while bringing an upscale element to the design. They pair perfectly with our new Beechwood Farm Table for a more chic version of a rustic farmhouse style.

2. Chiavari

With so many different color options, Chiavari Chairs are some of the most versatile and popular event chairs. These types of chairs can fit into almost any style and budget. Mahogany and Natural Wood are a good option for a more organic or rustic vibe, Vintage Wash fits in with a vintage or garden look, while Black, White, Silver and Gold can emphasize a modern style or add a coordinating color to your themed event.

3. Phantom

The best thing about these transparent chairs is that they can fit into any style! Phantom chairs are popular as ceremony chairs for a simultaneously subtle and striking look. At the reception, these chairs are the perfect base to dress up in your own unique style, both as dining chairs and as part of a lounge setup. Keep them simple for a sleek look, add faux fur on the seats for a modern and cozy vibe, or throw on some pillows for a pop of color.

4. Gunmetal

If you think Gunmetal Chairs are only applicable in industrial settings, you might be surprised at how well they blend with a wide variety of looks. From edgy to romantic, they can add gorgeous contrast and an unexpected design element to any event style.

5. Cross Back

Wooden Cross Back chairs are one of the most popular chairs in our inventory for reception, ceremony, or any type of event seating. They bring a natural style that is both beautiful and understated, and are versatile enough to fit a variety of looks, from a vintage garden party to a modern farmhouse wedding.

6. Felicity

For a more sophisticated look, Felicity Dining Chairs bring big style to any event. These chairs, with a natural wood base and ivory upholstery, coordinate well with Cross Back Chairs in ceremony or dining setups, and Felicity benches, settees, and wing chairs in a lounge area. They are also very popular for sweetheart table seating.

7. Folding

Padded Folding Chairs (available in White, Black, Natural, and Walnut Wood) and Off-White Samsonite Folding Chairs are quick, simple, and easy solutions to seat large crowds without a large bill. These simplistic chairs don’t add much in the way of style, but they certainly get the job done and seat your guests comfortably.

Photo 1: Beechwood Farm Table, Abbey Chair, Lindsey Ice Blue Overlay (as runner), Lucca Ivory Chop Plate, Lucca Ivory Dinner Plate, Lucca Ivory Salad Plate, Parker Flatware, Charlotte Water Goblet, Charlotte Wine Glass, Charlotte Champagne Glass, Clooney Stripe Wheat Napkin.
Photo 2: Silver Chiavari Chair.
Photo 3: Gold Chiavari Chair, Caprice Tangerine Table Linen, Caprice Dove Napkin.
Photo 4: Phantom Dining Chair.
Photo 5: Phantom Dining Chair, Satin Champagne Table Linen, Lucca Black Dinner Plate, Lucca Black Salad Plate, Ledge Water Goblet, Ledge Wine Glass, Ledge Champagne Glass, Linen White Napkin, Arya Flatware, Clear Glass Charger.
Photo 6: Walnut Stained Farm Style Table, Gunmetal Dining Chair, Dolce Slate Blue Runner, Gold Beaded Charger, Lucca Grey Dinner Plate, Lucca Grey Salad Plate, Zipp Licorice Napkin, Parker Flatware, Gold Candlesticks, Mercury Gold Small Votive.
Photo 7: Cross Back Chairs.
Photo 8: Walnut Stained Farm Style Round Table, Cross Back Chairs, Felicity Dining Chairs, Greyson Small Lantern.
Photo 9: Felicity Dining Chairs, Felicity Benches, Felicity Settee.
Photo 10: Walnut Wood Folding Chairs.




Looks We Love | Minimalist Wedding with a Pop of Color

This year’s wedding trends have proven that in 2020, less is more. Of course bright palettes can be beautiful, but there is something so elegant about simple tablescapes that allow neutral colors, natural beauty and, most importantly, you to make the biggest impact at your wedding. Keeping the overall table design simple and elegant while adding a pop of color will be a definite way to keep your wedding’s style both on-trend and timeless.

Incorporating color can be done in a variety of different ways. Whether it is through a colorful napkin, a statement centerpiece, or elegant glassware, a splash of a bright hue can add a fun twist to an otherwise minimal table design.

Start with the accent color of your choice and then tie in a base layer of simple, neutral hues to allow your accent to really pop. If you already have a color palette selected, use the brightest color as your accent. For your neutral base, select from timeless hues like white, ivory, grey, silver, and gold.

With this simple tablescape structure, your wedding’s color palette will truly pop without overtaking the whole setting. The resulting minimalist look will be beautiful and unforgettable for years to come.

~ Brianna Flanagan

Photo 1: Faye Chop Plate, Faye Dinner Plate, Presley Flatware, Cardinal Napkin. Photo by Ashley Baumgartner Photography.
Photo 2: Faye Chop Plate, Faye Dinner Plate, Audrey Coupe Champagne Glass, Traditional Champagne Glass, Delilah Pebble Oversized Runner, Frayed Grey Napkin. Photo by Paige Brittany Photography.
Photo 3: Burst Silver Charger, Jane Silver Dinner Plate, Jane Silver Salad Plate, Smith Flatware. Photo by Studio THP.
Photo 4: Lucca Ivory Chop Plate, Lucca Ivory Dinner Plate, Lucca Ivory Salad Plate, Linen Nut Napkin, Presley Flatware, Dixie Smoke Goblet, Sonoma Champagne Glass, Ledge Wine Glass. Photo by Ashley Baumgartner Photography.
Photo 5: Walnut Stained Farm Style Table, Delilah Cloud Oversized Runner, Charlotte Water Glass, Charlotte Wine Glass, Charlotte Champagne Glass, Burst Silver Charger, Lucca Ivory Dinner Plate, Lucca Ivory Salad Plate, Smith Flatware, Linen Grass Napkin.
Photo 6: Caprice Ivory Table Linen, Organza Navy Overlay (as runner), Satin Navy Napkin, Plain Gold Rim Glass Charger, Jane Gold Dinner Plate, Jane Gold Salad Plate, Sonoma Water Glass, Ledge Wine Glass, Ledge Champagne Glass, Metal Geo Oblong.




Trend Alert | The Necessity of Napkins

Who would have thought that napkins, something you use to clean your hands and face, would end up being such a staple in your event’s table settings? Napkins, a defining detail for our 2020 event planners, can really change the whole dynamic of the table, so when you are preparing your table settings, choose your napkin color, fabric, and fold carefully.

Color

The napkin is a great place to add a pop of color to brighten up the mood or add an accent color to the entire event. And don’t forget the possibilities of mixing and matching! Two napkin colors, divided between whole tables or each place setting, is a super simple way to establish a color palette throughout the entire event space.

Fabric

The texture and fabric of a napkin can affect the ambience almost as much as the color. A silk napkin will give the event a classic and elegant feel, while a linen napkin creates more of a rustic woodland vibe. But textures and fabric types can be hard to convey online, so when choosing your napkins, consider coming into one of our three Showrooms, where you have unlimited access to test out different fabrics, colors, and styles of napkins and see how each one will work with your table settings.

Folds

From complex knots to simple overhangs, a unique napkin fold ties together the completed look at each table setting. It’s what transforms a piece of fabric into a statement piece on every table. There are endless ways you can fold your napkins, and many online resources and how-to videos. You can also ask any sales representative in any of our three Showrooms, and they will be happy to show you their favorite napkin folds!

~ Meagan Greenlee

 

Photo 1: Walnut Stained Farm Style Table, Lace Black Runner, Burst Silver Charger, Lucca Black Dinner Plate, Lucca Black Salad Plate, Lucca Black Bread and Butter Plate, Black/White Check Napkin, Arya Flatware, Ledge Water, Ledge Balloon Wine, Ledge Champagne, Black Chiavari Chairs.
Photo 2: Round Light Wicker Charger, Faye Dinner Plate, Charleston Salad Plate, Linen Ivory Napkins.
Photo 3: Satin Black Table Linen, Sprinkling Silver Runner, Black Sequin Runner, Beaded Platinum Charger, Jane Silver Dinner Plate, Jane Silver Salad Plate, Jane Silver Bread and Butter Plate, Metro Flatware, Satin Silver Napkin, Jane Silver Cup, Jane Silver Saucer, Benson Black Water Goblet, Sonoma Champagne Glass.
Photo 4: Beechwood Farm Table, Faye Chop Plate, Lucca Ivory Dinner Plate, Lucca Ivory Salad Plate, Cabo Palm Napkin, Presley Flatware, Lucca Ivory Bread and Butter Plate, Dixie Smoke Goblet, Ledge Water, Ledge Champagne, Delilah Pebble Oversized Runner, Linen White Runner.
Photo 5: Walnut Stained Farm Table, Linen White Runner, Plain Gold Rim Glass Charger, Lucca Black Dinner Plate, Lucca Black Salad Plate, Arya Flatware, Linen Appple Napkin, Benson Black Water Goblet, Ledge Wine Glass, Ledge Champagne Glass, Lucca Black Bread and Butter Plate, Fiddle Butter Knife.
Photo 6: Walnut Stained Farm Table, Linen Harvest Oatmeal Runner, Lucca Grey Chop Plate, Lucca Ivory Dinner Plate, Lucca Ivory Salad Plate, Clooney Stripe Wheat Napkin, Presley Flatware, Copper Mug, Sonoma Water Glass.
Photo 7: White Polyester Table Linen, Leia Blush Runner, Plain Gold Rim Glass Charger, Jane Gold Dinner Plate, Jane Gold Salad Plate, Parker Flatware, Satin Mauve Napkin, Dixie Pink Goblet, Empire Wine Glass, Empire Champagne Glass.




On Location | Parisian Wedding Inspiration in California

This styled shoot by Events by Kristina Elyse has so many French-inspired details, it’s almost hard to believe it all took place at Helwig Winery in Plymouth, California. Check out these gorgeous photos by Ashley Baumgartner Photography and take note of every detail you would love to repeat at your own wedding! The full list of participating vendors is listed below, be sure to check them out if you like what you see!

Stylist & Coordinator: Events by Kristina Elyse
Venue: Helwig Winery
Photographer: Ashley Baumgartner Photography
Bridal Gown Shop: La Soie Bridal
Bridal Gown Designer: Blush by Hayley Paige
Tuxedo: Bonobos
Stationery: BLXVA Designs
Chair Signs: Swoonable
Hair & Makeup: Lea Buehler BGorgeous
Rentals: Celebrations! Party Rentals and Tents
Linens: Creative Coverings
Florist: Violette Fleurs
Cake: Baker and a Black Cat
Vow Books: The Art of Etiquette
Models: Jaclyn Blair & Andrew Schrammer
Shoes: Vince Camuto
Film Lab: Photo Vision Prints

Products pictured: Satin French Blue, Wooden Bread Board, Cross Back Chair, Felicity Dining Chair, Faye Chop Plate, Faye Dinner Plate, Faye Bread and Butter Plate, Royce Silver Flatware, White Hemstitch Napkin, Long Drink, Felicity Ivory Bench, Iron 3-Tier Tray.




How To | 7 Steps to Plan Your Engagement Party

Congratulations on getting engaged! This special time and huge life step deserves a little bit of celebrating. An engagement party is a great opportunity to mark this momentous occasion, relive your epic proposal moment with your closest family and friends, and kick off the wedding planning process with a bang! Here are 7 Steps to Plan Your Engagement Party.

Step 1: Set a date

Since the engagement party is meant to celebrate your actual engagement, you should try to plan it as close to the proposal as you can. But of course with many factors involved (like a surprise proposal, timing around the holidays, and scheduling conflicts of important guests), you really just want to aim for no later than 8 months before the wedding.

Step 2: Decide on the party type

Is this going to be an ultra-casual backyard BBQ? Or an intimate dinner party? Maybe a big celebration with everyone you love since you’re considering an elopement or courthouse wedding? Whatever you want the vibe to be, nail down what you’re looking for and work out any details like theme, type of location you prefer, and a ballpark number of guests.

Step 3: Create a guest list

Start working on a guest list based on the type of party you chose. Try to make sure you are only adding people who will be invited to the wedding later. Unless of course you are planning for your engagement party to be bigger than your elopement or courthouse wedding, then go ahead and add whoever you want to see there!

Step 4: Select a venue

After you’ve selected the party style, date, and number of guests, you can start checking out venues. During this process you might find yourself making adjustments to all the details you’ve already worked out, and that’s fine! There’s a reason you haven’t sent out the invitations just yet. It’s also a great taste of what it might be like venue hunting for your wedding! Consider it a practice run and enjoy the process.

Step 5: Send out invitations

Once everything is booked and finalized, send out those invitations! Depending on the vibe you are going for, you can mail printed invitations, send out email invites, call up all of your guests personally, or make a Facebook event. No matter how you spread the word, your invitation should convey the type of party your guests should be expecting in addition to the basic information like time, date, location, and dress code if applicable. And if you have the beginnings of your wedding registry started, go ahead and include that information as well, just in case any of your guests are feeling extra generous.

Step 6: Prep the venue

Prepping the venue could potentially involve a multitude of things to consider, like décor, food, drinks, activities, seating, etc. And much of what you will or won’t need will depend on your venue, your style, your budget, and more. But just remember, this is meant to be a celebration of you, your fiancé, and your love for each other. Focus on that and the rest will come easy!

Step 7: Enjoy yourself!

The last thing anyone wants is the guest(s) of honor getting wrapped up in playing host and forgetting to enjoy their own party. If it helps, ask a friend to play host. Have him or her check on the food and drinks, make sure the guests have everything they need, and keep a list of what gifts you might open so you can be sure to send out thank you cards later.

 

Photo 1: Luna Ottoman, 13″ x 13″ Galvanized Tray, Wooden Bread Board. Photo by Gagan Dhiman Photography, Catering by Gesche’s Gourmet.
Photo 2: Gold Chiavari Chairs.
Photo 3: Carson Bar Back, Traditional Champagne Glass.
Photo 4: Draper Sofa, Luna Ottoman, Element Side Table, Harper Coffee Table, Lighted Bar Sign, Wire Spheres. Photo by Gagan Dhiman Photography, Mobile Bar by Belle Aventure Mobile Bar Co.
Photo 5: Gatsby Bar, Oxford Bar Back.




Trend Alert | 4 Wedding Trend Predictions for 2020

Products pictured: Wax-Leaf Pyramid, Evergreen Bush, Adirondack Chair, Adirondack Side Table, Copper Arch, Boxwood Hedge Champagne/Wine Wall. Photo by LUMI Photography.

 

1. Greenery Everywhere

Green plants, whether they are live or faux plants, add a natural touch to your wedding and we expect to see more of it in 2020. There are several ways that greenery can be incorporated into your wedding look, like adding them to your centerpieces, place settings, bouquet, and in any piece of decor! We have several different live plant options to choose from, including Olive Bushes, Foxtail Ferns, Tropical Palms, Leaf Shrubs, and Evergreen Bushes. We also carry an array of faux plants to choose from, including Boxwood Hedge Champagne Walls, Dividers, and Bar Facades.
 

2. Mood Lighting

Lighting is a key factor in pulling off any successful event, and we predict many brides in 2020 will focus on lighting to bring their venue to life. Between photographs, dining, and general ambiance, the lighting in your venue will influence not only the look but the feel of your event. Keep in mind that the vibrancy and hue of the lighting should enhance the theme of your event, and outdoor and indoor spaces have different lighting needs. And with so many lighting options, such as Market Lights, Twinkle Lights, Chandeliers, LED Uplights, Candelabras, and tealights in votives, it’s always a good idea to consult one of our event professionals, who can help assess your needs and determine the best lighting solutions to set the mood for your wedding!
 

3. Unique Color Schemes

In the new year and upcoming wedding season, we are expecting to see some beautiful and unique color schemes that include neo mint and faded-denim blue, along with pink, purple, and yellow. The easiest and boldest way to add color to any wedding reception is colored linens. For neo mint, check out Celadon, Linen Sea Green, or Tiffany Blue. For a faded denim look, try Satin French Blue or Linen Cobalt linens. Popular pink shades include Blossom, Satin Mauve, and Caprice Fuchsia, while our favorite purples are Caprice Fig, Amethyst, or Lavender. And to add a splash of yellow, try Buttercup, Canary, Caprice Mango, or Linen Citrus.
 

Products pictured: Metal Geo Oblong, Lighted Bar Sign.

4. Statement Décor

We predict this year’s weddings will include brighter and bolder décor. Lighted signs will bring a bright and vibrant touch and help distinguish focus areas around the event. Place a lighted “bar” sign on the bar to draw attention from across the room. Add a lighted heart or lighted “love” sign on the sweetheart table to help make it stand out at the reception. Place lighted arrow signs around to help direct movement with style and flair. Lanterns are another popular statement decoration. They can add height to a table centerpiece, line the ceremony aisle, or accent areas around the venue. For a more modern look, Metal Geos are an especially versatile décor option; they can be hung from the ceiling, placed on tables, or filled with floral or plants.
 

Every little detail counts when planning your wedding day! Contact our team of event professionals to begin planning your wedding or event and get a free no-obligation quote, or start designing your tables now online with our Table Design Center.

– Kali Morra




Color Story | Classic Blue: Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year

As we close out the year, and say goodbye to Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, we are ready to embrace Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020: Classic Blue! Take a look at these photos for all the Classic Blue wedding inspiration.

Photo 1: Photo by Emily Jean Images.
Photo 2: Products pictured: Walnut Stained Farm Style Table, Grace Silver Glass Charger, Parker Flatware, Lucca Ivory Dinner Plate, Lucca Ivory Salad Plate, Peacock Dixie Goblet.
Photo 3: Products pictured: Satin French Blue Table Linen, Royce Silver Flatware, Faye Chop Plate, Faye Dinner Plate, Stemless Wine Glass. Photo by Ashley Baumgartner Photography.
Photo 4: Products pictured: Lucca Ivory Dinner Plate, Presley Flatware, Navy Napkin, Peacock Dixie Goblet, Audrey Coupe Champagne Glass, Walnut Stained Farm Style Table, Lace Cream Runner.
Photo 5: Products pictured: Stella Flatware, Lucca Ivory Chop Plate, Lucca Ivory Dinner Plate, Lucca Ivory Salad Plate. Photo by Kaboo Photography.
Photo 6: Products pictured: Vintage Folding Table, Ledge Champagne Glass, Parker Flatware, Lucca Ivory Chop Plate, Lucca Ivory Dinner Plate. Photo by Woodmancy Photography.
Photo 7: Products pictured: Lace Cream Runner, Cornflower Napkin, Peacock Dixie Goblet, Traditional Champagne Glass, Madison Flatware. Photo by Andrew and Melanie Photography.




Trend Alert | 5 Ideas for a Roaring ‘20s New Year’s Eve Party

Products pictured: Gold Chiavari Chairs, Black Polyester Table Linen. Photo by Jennifer Clapp Photography.

 

The Roaring ‘20s is a favorite party theme all year round, but as we welcome the new ‘20s decade this New Year’s Eve, it’s a no brainer! Here are some ideas for a Great Gatsby level party to celebrate 2020 in style.

1. Invitations

Start with a themed invitation to immediately let your guests know what to expect at your party. The invites should also specify if you would like your guests to dress in ‘20s attire or bring any food or drinks. For a more immersive experience, also include a password that guests must provide at the door to enter the “speakeasy.”
 

Products pictured: Audrey Coupe Champagne Glass.

2. The Bar

The speakeasy theme is an especially fun one for the bar area. Wrap liquor bottles with paper bags and make or print some prohibition signs to post nearby. And don’t forget the champagne! Serve it at midnight in a vintage style glass, like our Audrey Coupe Champagne Glass, and cheers to the new year.
 

3. Decor

The roaring ‘20s were all about the glitz, glam, and fashion. Pile on the sequins, feathers, tassels, and shiny gold accents. From the seating areas, photo back drops, or dinner tables,
 

4. Dancing

Of course no party would be complete without dancing! Whether you just clear a space or rent an actual dance floor, make sure you have room for your guests to Shimmy, Charleston, and Fox Trot the night away.
 

5. Photobooth

Photobooths have started to become a party staple, complete with themed props. But if you decide to skip the real thing, at least make sure there are a couple spots with a perfect backdrop for everyone to take their selfies and memorialize the night.




How To | 7 Quick and Easy DIY Holiday Centerpiece Ideas

Products pictured: Satin Fuchsia Napkin, Ava Blush Charger, Lucca Ivory Dinner Plate, Jane Silver Salad Plate, Scroll Flatware, Pink Dixie Goblet, Sonoma Champagne Glass, Phantom Dining Chair.

 

1. Ornament Centerpiece

Disperse oversized ornaments around your table, line up smaller ones for a 3D runner, or fill up your vases or other tabletop containers with ornaments of any size or color. For a more eclectic look, grab a variety of ornaments from your own supply (all those bulbs who lost their hangers are perfect candidates) or head to a discount store to buy a case of cheap ornaments in coordinating colors.

 

2. Candle Centerpiece

Candles are one of the quickest ways to create a lot of holiday ambience. Place them in votives, mason jars, candlesticks, or just on their own throughout the table. Just be sure to remember fire safety tips when using real candles, or opt for LED candle lights for a safer option.
 

3. Natural Centerpiece

One of the most cost effective décor options is using natural elements that you find in your neighborhood. Collect pine cones, tree clippings, and cranberries to create a colorful and natural centerpiece. What you create depends on what you are able to find, but some ideas include arranging pine cones on a tray with battery-powered string lights, or float fresh cranberries and pine branches in a vase filled with water.

 

4. Candy Centerpiece

For a sweet spin, use some colorful candy in your décor. Most discount stores will have some type of festive candy you can pick up for a low price. Just pour them into some display bowls, vases, jars, or any clear vessels that you can place on your table.
 

5. Garland Centerpiece

Garlands of many different styles can usually be found for a very low price at most stores around the holidays. Run them down the center of a long table or shape them around a centerpiece on a round table.

 

6. Vignette Centerpiece

Create a festive scene on your table with a curated vignette of all things holiday. Mini trees, Santa figurines, and themed candle holders can come together for an eclectic centerpiece, especially if you are hosting on a round table. Use a tiered tray or a cake stand to elevate your décor and make it really stand out.
 

7. Wrapped Gifts

From colorful to craft paper, there is a wrapping paper to match your holiday style. Wrap some small and medium sized boxes, top them with a bow, and stack them in the center of the table for a fun and unique centerpiece. If applicable, you could arrange the gifts you are giving to your guests at the table so that everyone has something to look forward to after dessert is served!