Go for pops of color with this idea for a contemporary table setting. Our orange and hot pink theme would be perfect for a summer party or birthday gathering.
Begin with brightly colored dishes as the cue for your color scheme. Search a party store for colorful paper lanterns to hang overhead and patterned wrapping papers to use when making the butterfly fans or wrapping gifts. Next, go with a mix of flowers set into clear vases for a super-easy centerpiece.
Hang paper lanterns from a tree branch or overhead patio structure for a festive daytime air and a radiant evening glow.
Make paper butterflies that guests can also use as fans. With spray adhesive, affix wrapping paper to a sheet of card stock. Draw a butterfly shape (trace from a picture or clip art) onto the card stock and cut it out. Score down the center of the butterfly. Paint a stir stick in orange or pink and let dry. With a hot-glue gun, attach the scored center of the butterfly to the stick.