After I had my inspiration element I started to build on the idea. I found a simple Gold satin linen and then began rummaging through my kitchen for ways to display all my gold and silver ornaments, when I spotted my cake stand. Perfect! This was an easy and functional way to give some height to the table scape and help it become a focal point. Then I found some glasses of varying sizes and shapes and filled them with ornaments, as well. Next, to add some visual interest, I found some cute dotted plates that reminded me of the ornaments (this was purchased but I found it at a local home décor store, and since we only needed a few the cost was minimal) and added them to the table. I then added a small bowl I had at home and filled it with ornaments. To add a bit more sparkle (can you ever really have too much sparkle?) I simply grabbed a piece of tree garland and wove it throughout my design.
For table seating cards I simply purchased a package of Gift tags that went with our theme and Voila! Instant name card. ($1.99 for 12 )
The simple white plates with Gold Rims I rented at my local party rental company. The best part is, they completed the look, and no dish washing required! Most plates rent for $.60 to $1.00 and all you have to do is scrape them clean! No dish duty without having to do plastic dishware.
Gold Table Cloth – These can be purchased or rented from your local rental company. I rented mine from Premiere Party Central. If you choose to purchase, they range from $5.00-$25.00. I always buy mine after Christmas. Rental prices vary, but are normally around $25 each depending upon the size. On perk of renting, though, is no laundry to do!
Cake Stand: I used one I already had but they are under $20 at your local discount store.
Glasses: I simply used different glasses I already have at home. Place the glasses on top of the cake stand and fill with ornaments.
Tinsel: Cut tinsel garland to fit your table and weave in and around your table.
Name Card: Gold gift tags purchased at Hobby Lobby for $1.99.
Event 2: New Years Eve Wedding (Clock Theme)