While your birthday party guests came to celebrate your special day and not to critique the decorations, festive and engaging table decorations can add excitement to your party and make the event more enjoyable for everyone involved. When decorating your birthday party tables, you don’t have to invest a fortune or stay up all night, toiling away. With simple planning and consideration of the mood of your event, you can ensure that you build memorable table decorations that enhance your overall party.
Birthday party table decorations can run the gamut from simple and sweet to complicated and sophisticated. When determining what you want to do to decorate your tables, consider the theme of your party as well as how much money you want to spend in the process. By creating table decorations that reflect your theme, you can create a more cohesive party. Also, since you can invest as little or as much as you want on decorating your tables, you can build decorations to meet any budget.
Elegant and Classic
Flowers are the most common party table decoration. To give an elegant air to your birthday affair, use these botanical beauties to decorate your table. Cover your table surfaces with a cloth that echoes the flower colors, and create bouquets to place in the center of your table. This practice creates a crisp, clean and natural feel and gives your party sophistication.
Playful and Modern
If you are a rule breaker by nature, consider something more modern such as minimalist, geometric table decorations. Select a shape, and echo this shape throughout your table display. Place wooden blocks cut into the selected shape and spray-paint to match your motif in the center of the table. Purchase or create napkins featuring the shape to place on each plate and tie your table together.
Surprise and Delight
Venture from the norm with an unexpected table decoration. Consider placing bowls of fish in the center of your table and allowing guests to take these aquatic creatures home. To add even more excitement to this display, place aquarium gravel in heaping mounds in the center of the table and nestle the bowls into these rocks to make it look as if the fish are swimming across the table and not merely relegated to their glass enclosure.
Make your table decorations interactive by placing activities in the center of your tables. Fill your tables with board games that guests can break out and play during the party, or place noise-makers or confetti poppers in the center of the table. If you are hosting an intellectual group, place crossword puzzle books, word-find stacks or Rubik’s cubes in the center of the table so your guests can give these mind-benders a try.
Keep Guests Happy
Use your table decorations as an easy way to present your guests with a favor and thank them for their attendance. Place a thematically appropriate gift for each guest at his place setting. Not only will your guests marvel at the work you put into creating a nice-looking table, but they will also appreciate the small token.
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