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.
Flowers and Light
Set a few fresh gerbera daisies into small glass vases. For an additional pop of color, dye the water in each vase with coloring made for use with flowers. For tabletop twinkles around your flowers, place thin tapers into tiny glass candleholders.
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.