Easy Table Decorating

Good morning!

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated my dad’s birthday at my parents’ house.  My mom usually puts me in charge of setting/decorating the table, which I love.  She had purchased some carnations and set me loose!  😉

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 I had a leftover roll of craft wrapping paper from my dad’s gift, so I thought I would use that as a runner.  This worked out great — we just threw the paper in the recycle after we were finished using it.  My parents have a round dining table so usually when decorating with runners, I use two and criss-cross them.  This can obviously work with any wrapping paper, and the nice thing is that if it’s for a child’s birthday or other themed party, your runner matches your gifts.  It’s cute and ties everything together.

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 I always like to play around with napkin/silverware placement — it’s an easy way to get creative.

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For a little bit of added interest, I sprinkled a bit of gold confetti in the center of the table around the flowers.  And speaking of flowers — if you want to keep them on the table during the meal, keep them low so that they’re not blocking anyone’s view across the table.  These were originally pretty long, but I snipped them and tossed them in a mason jar.  Simple!

Wrapping paper and confetti found at Paper Source

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