We’ve all had that moment before our dinner party guests arrive where we look around and wonder if we made our house look inviting enough to make our friends feel welcomed and special. Centerpieces are a great way to dress up your table for guests so they know they’re in for a good meal and even better company. A great centerpiece also allows the hosts to show off their personality and set the right tone for the meal or evening ahead. We’ve got eight centerpiece ideas for your next dinner party.
1 – Candlesticks with drippy candles
Look, the classics are a classic for a reason. This old standby works because it not only tells a great visual story, it really sets a mood. Light, warm, dynamic, organic, we can go on and on about the power a burning wax candle has to make your guests feel like they’ve arrive somewhere special. Try pairing candlesticks with a few shorter clear glass votive holders. Your guests will absolutely bask in the glow of your gorgeous table–and your sparkling conversation, of course!
2 – Monochrome floral arrangements
While you definitely want your food and your good company to be the star of your evening, the beauty and elegance of fresh flowers on your table are hard to resist. One way to integrate that floral magic without your centerpiece sucking up too much attention is to use a single color flower arrangement.
3 – Succulents
It seems like Succulents are everywhere these days, so why not make them your table centerpiece too? These lively little pops of greenery can set just the right minimalist tone for your next dinner party. The great part is, these guys don’t demand much water and are usually pretty hardy so you can keep them on your table year round if you’d like!