ARE CENTER PIECES AT A DINNER PARTY A MUST HAVE??
Party planning can be quite a task sometimes. Ok, let’s keep it honest, it’s quite a task every time! lol… 😉
What we’ve discovered at CHICified through trial and error, is the importance of simplifying the planning process into specific steps.
The two MAJOR must haves:
1. Order Of Operation List
2. To Do List
TIP: TO DO LIST apps are awesome! You don’t have to worry about losing a piece of paper. Just don’t lose your phone! lol… 😉
DIM – Do It Myself (Found in the CHICified Dictionary)
Today we’re focusing on an area of the To Do List that has people a bit uncertain. THE CENTER PIECE.
The importance of a center piece on a dinner party table (buffet or sit down) is a very important decision to your event and most certainly a personal choice.
It all comes down to the ambiance you are creating and your personal taste and style.
TIP: Shayzon loves having a center piece on her table when entertaining, but she doesn’t believe that it always has to be with flowers.
There is no right or wrong decision about having a center piece. If you choose to have one, it can definitely be visually appealing and also a great conversation piece.
Going to a florist or ordering custom made arrangements is an awesome option if time allows and you’re financially able to. A DIY/DIM approach is also fantastic and a very CHICified way to go. Not only does it become your signature creation like the ones created by Shayzon in these pictures, but it’s fun, personalized and very cost effective.
Shayzon (CHICified‘s Editor-in-Chief) shared these pictures of the center pieces from her Premier Party for her new show Mother Funder on Bravo. She worked with flowers from the local supermarket and a vase shaped like a purse made from moss that she found at a flower wholesale warehouse.
These beautiful center pieces most certainly became a conversation piece at this dinner party. 😉
For directions on how to create your own CHICified DIY/DIM flower arrangement, check out: http://www.chicified.com/a-gorgeous-floral-arrangement-for-less-than-7/