Posts Tagged ‘roses’
When planning a party, I like to really coordinate every detail. I want the theme to be loud and clear, without being overdone, and I want it to flow throughout every aspect of the party. The theme for this party is obviously chocolate and since it’s also a nod to Valentine’s Day I’ve worked in some pink colors as well.
I have a contemporary design style, so my plates are usually simple and architectural. This does not mean that yours have to be the same. If you have a funky style or a country style, I’m sure you have something around the house that could work for this dinner. Just work with what you have. The more budget-friendly a party turns out, the more often you can throw them!
I will start out with my centerpieces. For dinner parties I like to make sure all guests at the table can see each other, so I tend to use smaller centerpieces. I decided to use pink roses because I love them all clumped together. I am also pretending not to notice that roses have doubled in price this month due to the impending holiday. Feel free to use whatever flowers you like though. Tulips are beautiful right now and should be fairly inexpensive. If you don’t want to use flowers, just fill vases with Valentine candy or chocolates. It will still fit the theme and add a punch of color to the table. Here are the details for my arrangements in case you want to follow along. If not, skip down to the exciting section on napkin folding! Oh yeah, we’re going there!