Fresh Ways to Dress Up a Table
Put Pencils and Paper to New Use
Initiate the festivities with a little free verse. Bendable striped pencils serve nicely as napkin rings, while oversize, swirlable notepads can be arranged as fun and functional centerpieces. Encourage guests to pass notes, play word games, and doodle (flattering!) portraits of one another. Twist Pencils, $1.50 each, pylones.com.