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Creative Table Setting Ideas

If you enjoy having company over to your apartment and hosting dinner parties, chances are you get really into decorating for guests. Impress your friends and family at your next occasion with these creative table settings for a dinner party to remember!

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Flowers and natural elements – Incorporating flowers into your tablescape always adds a fresh and attractive touch. Depending on the occasion, customize the color scheme to fit the theme. If it’s Mardi Gras, pick out purple and yellow flowers with nice green stems, if it’s Easter, pastel colors are a classic choice. If it’s for a friend’s birthday, choose flowers in their favorite color. Other natural elements can add a fun, unexpected touch, like pinecones or fall leaves scattered around the centerpiece.

Crafts – For a celebration, decorations that can be found at a crafts store are a festive addition. Tying a pretty ribbon around a wine glass, sprinkling confetti between place settings and using a big white sheet of paper with colorful stamps can add that extra special touch.

Candles – For a more grown-up or intimate occasion with friends or loved ones, add some glass-encased votive candles to your table setting for some understated elegance.

Place setting accessories – To make your table setting pop, add some colorful elements that will stand out and bring your dinner party to life. Some ideas are placing brightly colored napkins in between white dinner and salad plates, or personalizing your place settings with handmade name cards and place mats.

Fruit – Fruit is not only delicious to eat, but a pretty natural addition to your table setting. Get creative by poking holes in citrus fruit with straws that have name tags attached, place pineapples around your centerpiece, or make a fruit cornucopia centerpiece.