Are we doing sophisticated, fun, or themed? We’ve asked ourselves the same question when planning a birthday table arrangement. And contrary to belief, planning adult parties can get a little tricky, unlike kids’ parties with a specific theme like Marvel or Teen Titans.
Grown-up parties are about place settings, table flower arrangements, wine, etc. And we believe the right flower arrangement can bring a table together nicely. So let’s say you’ve chosen the place for your party; how are you arranging the tables? We’ve narrowed down our favourite birthday arrangement table ideas with flowers.
Sometimes simplicity is key. Planning your party is stressful enough, so why not go simple with your table arrangements? It’s cost-efficient, and you don’t have to worry too much about matching your tableware with the blooms. Our favourites for this arrangement are sunflowers; their bright yellow petals represent happiness. They also last a while without water, so you don’t have to worry too much about them wilting throughout the night.
There’s no right or wrong way to make this arrangement as it’s in the name. Rustic themes tend to look a little messy, but the good kind of mess. Get some flower bouquets and separate them into various vases in different shapes or sizes. Spread the rest in the middle of the table and on your guests’ plates. Add additional props, like fruits, and acorns, to your preference.
This one is quite literally our favourite! It’s dark and mysterious at the same time. We recommend it if you want to make a classy sit-down or masquerade-themed dinner. Choose dried flowers and plants for the floral arrangement to bring a more ominous vibe to the table. As for the tableware, stick with dark colours and try to avoid patterns.
4. Grazing Tables
This is a trend that has been growing in popularity this year. Grazing tables are where you have food on a long table, and your guest can eat whatever is there. It’s very different from sit-down dinners where you get served. If you’re doing more of a casual birthday party, this is the bandwagon to jump on. Choose a few edible flowers to tuck in between the food to pretty up the spread. Remember to let your guest know that they can be eaten!
Choose your flower table arrangements according to the season! It’s always fun to pair your birthday theme with the season, especially if your birthday coincides with significant holidays. If your birthday is in the fall, get flower bouquets in cosy pastel colours and choose brassy tones for the cutlery and other decorations to match.
6. Rules Do Not Apply
Or just let loose and get any of your favourite flowers for your table. Sometimes a little chaos is good for the soul, and it’s your day after all! This arrangement is for fun, young at heart, and carefree birthday people. Go crazy, get the most colourful small flower bouquet, and fashion your food table with streamers and sparklers. Let your guest take the bouquets home at the night’s end as mementoes!
Carmen is a self-diagnosed coffee addict who, in her spare time, picks up a brush or does book voiceovers. Her love for writing stemmed from her interest in poetry and literature, eventually making it her bread and butter. She trots the globe when her pocket permits, searching for exciting adventures and lip-smacking food.