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The Relish Caterers + Event Planning Summer Entertaining series – Late Summer Edition. August 9th 2012

Last updated 6 years ago

Check out these easy at home center pieces and table top ideas to add some ambiance to your back yard barbecue, diner party or beach bonfire.  


1. Beachy Elegance: Find an inexpensive short drinking glass and fill it half way with sand. Simply place a flower of your choice into the sand and you have your elegant centerpiece!


2. Rustic Chic: This centerpiece is super simple and elegant. All you need to do is fill mason jars with water, leaving about two inches from the top, tie ribbon or twine along the rim, and insert a floating tea lights (add a pop of color by buying your favorite color tea lights).


3. Simple & Organic Place Setting: Place your simple silver wear on top of a .Gently wrap twine around a cotton napkin folded in a rectangle about 4 times and tie a bow in the front. Be careful not to cinch the napkin, we want a clean, effortless look. Slide your silverware under the twine bow on top of the napkin and you are finished


4. Lifesavers: This napkin display would be great for a pool party, a barbeque, or any nautical themed event. Open your napkin and place your utensils inside. Gently wrap the napkin around itself, so it forms a loose sleeve around the utensils. With a 12inch piece of twine, tie a knot around the napkin. Using the slack from the knot, slide the Lifesaver onto one end of the rope and tie the two ends together once again. Do not pull the twine tight to the Lifesaver, it looks best when there is a small loop for the candy to hang on. These napkins would look great in a basket, in a pile, or even set up on a table. (Do not limit yourself to using blue napkins, navy and white stripped napkins, yellow, black, or a wave print would still give your guests a nautical feeling). 


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