10 Creative Ideas for Holiday Centerpieces
It’s a little scary just how sweet this fun-to-create Halloween centerpiece can be to make. Start with a casserole dish, add a layer of black licorice flavored jelly beans, and then pop in wafer crackers and chocolate covered graham crackers (as the tombstones). For the finishing touch (and because it wouldn't be Halloween without those Peeps), stick a few friendly ghosts on skewers.
Black licorice jelly beans, candy.com.
Ghost Peeps, available at stores nationwide.
A simple arrangement that requires mixing up jars of assorted sizes (mason jars, beakers, soda bottles) and filling them with quirky Halloween surprises. Think out-of-the-box: cotton candy for the brains; lime flavored soda and pomegranate juice as the mad scientist's latest experiment. Then fall back on some all-time classics like licorice-shaped spiders, gummy worms, gumball eyes, and more.
Gummy eyeballs, orientaltrading.com.
Holiday Party Eyes
An easy-to-pull-together arrangement that'll have all eyes on the middle of the table. Cover an assortment of glass votives with adhesive googly eyeballs and place the grouping on a serving tray.
Emergency googly eyes, mcphee.com.
The tabletop is the best place to spread holiday cheer. Simply paint craft letters (or cover them with decorative wrap) and let them stand tall for all to admire.
Craft Alphabet Letters, paper-source.com.
For a decadent display, let dessert step up to the plate. This double-decker idea involves sugar cones, covered in icing and rolled in festive holiday sprinkles, which have been carefully arranged on each tier. Almost too pretty to eat.
When it comes to holiday decorating, the palette is all yours to play with. Don't underestimate just how festive (and fancy) faux arrangements can be. Start with traditional bows and use scissors to snip them open. For an extra hit of color, add petite bows or pom poms to the centers. Pop them in colorful vases and arrange in a cluster or in a line down the table.
Every memorable bash has a signature cocktail. Fill mason jars with your drink of choice. Top festive straws with flags decorated with adhesive letters. As guests take their seats, invite them to grab a piece of the centerpiece. From Happy New Year to Happy Birthday, have fun spelling just about any favorite saying.