|Set the Mood with these Table Setting Tips||
Garlands have many uses an are a great item to wind through the center of a table or around servers on a buffet.
Here are some ideas
for easy table settings:
Keep your colors to a minimum create a dramatic monochromatic look. By choosing a neutral color, the items you purchase can serve multiple purposes by later being used in other color schemes or settings.
Linens available at restaurant supply stores are both a good bargain and good quality. They'll wash well and last for years.
Embellish plain linens with trims, fabric paint, iron-on transfers, etc.
Use your existing serving ware as the base for centerpieces - examples include:
Use formal place cards or holders to identify items on a buffet.
"Merchandise" your table
settings by placing items at varying levels. A quick fix use a 6- or 12-
pack of soda (in cans) as a riser. Simply cover the cans with a napkin or
fabric remnant draped over them. This makes for a sturdy and recyclable
(in more ways than one) trick.