One of the fun details at parties are the centerpieces. People get pretty creative with those! Some make them out of candy, some out of paper, and others purchase lighted ones, like fiber optic party centerpieces.
Here are a few ideas for your next party.
Candy! Use toothpicks and gumdrops and a foam sphere. Put a dowel in one end to make it look like a giant sucker. Place a toothpick into the gumdrop, then stick it into the sphere. Cover the entire sphere with candies, and then anchor the dowel into a small pot with a little foam in the bottom. Fill the rest of the pot with small, hard candies.
Flowers and Fruit. This is a simple but cute one. Fill mason jars with daisy flowers and water. Place fresh lime, lemon or orange slices into the sides of the jars, facing outward. It sounds simple, but it’s beautiful!
Rustic. Place a 1-1 ½ inch cut of tree long on the table. Add small candles in glasses or in mason jars. Consider tying a little bit of string or twine around the tops, either in bows, or wrap it several times. Add pine cones, paper flowers, or dried flowers to complete the rustic look.
Fiberoptic. If you want a little more spark and flash, try fiber optic table centers. Some people use them plain. You can also place balloons around them, or flowers, or even large paper ball lanterns. You can also place the base in a small box and wrap it like a present.
Balloons. This one is very easy. Take a mason jar or a heavy glass and fill it with some pebbles or marbles. Tie two or three balloons of varying heights onto a heavier weight or magnet, then place it inside the marbles or pebbles to hide it.