The Stress Less Dinner Party
- Keep bouquets short and tidy: That's the easiest kind to put together, and no one wants to have to peer around a mass of gladiolus. Consider running a line of arrangements down the length of the table. If you don't have enough vases, cake tins, jelly molds, and small ice buckets make unexpectedly charming containers.
- Use flowers as favors. At evening's end, wrap the stems in parchment and send them home with guests as a memento of the evening.