Do you love to have dinner parties?
Do you like to decorate the house for special occasions?
If you answered yes to any of these questions I have some easy and quick ideas to make your next dinner party look amazing.
A dinner party is an occasion that needs flowers.
I, of course, love flowers and don’t need an excuse to buy more. Fab flowers cheer up the house and set the mood for a party.
Fine Flowers at Katoomba have a great selection of flowers and help their customers ensure they have the right bunch of flowers for their needs.
My goal was to create a magical autumn dinner party setting. The nice selection of flowers from Fine Flowers really allowed my vision to come to life.
What did I create for my dinner party?
- A Flower Bowl Centrepiece
- Mason Jar Flower Arrangements
- Autumn Leaves for Table Decoration
Items I used to decorate my dinner party
- 3 Mason jars
- 1 glass fruit bowl
- Autumn leaves
- Vase pebbles or other rocks to decorate the inside of your flower bowl
- Table runners
- Material or tablecloth to cover your table. Pick a contrasting colour to showcase the other decorations such as the leaves and flowers.
- 3 Grey Stirlingia
- 2 Pink Hyacinth
- 6 Tulips (I purchased 3 yellow and 3 red)
- 1 Yellow Solid Aster
Flower Bowl Centrepiece
- Fill the bowl with the decorative glass pebbles.
- Add the water to at least 3/4 full. You need to have the water to be able to submerge the flowers and any other greenery that you decide to add.
- Now you can add the flowers and other items that you wish to decorate the flower bowl. I added a red and yellow tulip. These were bent and put in a circle shape so that they would fit in the bowl. Each flower was on different sides to allow guests to see a different view of the centrepiece.
- Pink Hyacinth petals were also added to give a different colour and to add interest.
Mason Jar Flower Arrangements
- Have the right number of mason jars at the ready. It doesn’t matter if they don’t match as long as they all work together.
- Cut the flowers to fit the jars. Some might be longer than others to give a different effect, for example, I kept the tulips and some of the greenery taller.
- Style the flowers. If it is not right move them in the right position. I had to move the Tulips on some of the jars, and also rearrange the Yellow Solid Aster and the Grey Stirlingia to have the arrangements be as I envisioned.
- You can have a few flowers or a lot in each mason jar, it is all down to the look you are going for. My look was a magical autumn night and therefore I went with yellows, reds and the wispy fluffy Grey Stirlingia created the right mood. As you can see I didn’t add a lot of flowers to each jar.
- The placement on the table was important as well. I had two yellow Tulips left and one red one. I made sure that the red tulip was in-between the yellow ones.
Autumn Leaves for Table Decoration
- To create something a little different I added some lovely bright and big autumn leaves.
- The leaves were marking each guest’s place at the table.
- On the top of the huge autumn leaves were a knife and fork all set and awaiting dinner to start.
Tea Lights Add to the Magic
The light from the candles also helped give each diner a different view of the flower bowl centrepiece. The flowers were magnified by the water, the light bounced off different colours and textures and showcased the flowers in a different way.
Candlelight is an essential element for dinner parties as well.
I hope this has inspired you to create something different for your next dinner party.
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Originally published April 16th 2018