The summer breezes are blowing but the temperature continues to climb here in Virginia and the humidity is settling in. I’m embracing it and going tropical – so today, let’s Make this Easy + Colorful Table with Simple Grocery Finds! You know I’m all about easy and I like it when entertaining doesn’t require a lot of “specialty” ingredients or supplies. And this one fits the bill! Fresh, fun, and if you can slice a lemon than you can make this pretty party table!
I love these fresh citrus colors and I hope you’ll notice that I’m using the exact place setting that I used for the Easy Succulent table we set the other day.
I know sometimes we can think we need lots of different china to achieve different looks – but I wanted to have fun showing just how versatile certain dishes can be. And these are a prime example. They are almost neutral so they lend themselves to several different styles.
I promise, if you can slice fruit, you can make this arrangement!
I have found that spray roses are pretty hail and hearty so I don’t always put them in water for arrangements like this. If you prefer to have some water on your ends though you can use water picks (available in the floral supply section of your local craft store) or you can put some water in a bit of saran wrap and rubber band it to the ends of the flowers. This will definitely get you through a party and likely the next day or two as well!
We love party hats over here, no matter what age you are! I’ve noticed that party hats can definitely add an element of humor to almost any occassion which can be a fun and silly ice breaker! I encourage you to give them a try – guests might raise an eyebrow or two at first but hand them a drink and a party hat and look out – they’ll be giggling and having fun before you know it!
I found these hats at Target a while back. My daughter and I try to take care of fun finds like these so that we can enjoy them again and again. The tablecloth was a find this Spring at Wal-Mart. It was in the clearance bin and I scooped it right up for just a few dollars. I like it paired with plain white hemstitch napkins from Target. They don’t compete with the riot of colors.
With bold colors like these I think it is important to not have too many things competing for your attention. Here I’ve kept it to the linen, the centerpiece, and the party hats. Everything else compliments these elements.