Time for Galentines

by elyn_ryn

Do you know how Galentine’s Day came to be? It was from an episode of the TV show Parks and Recreation and is actually celebrated on February 13th. However, Galentine’s Day can be celebrated any day that you can get your best friends together. And the best thing is, you don’t have to have a sweetheart to participate!

This table is mixed with dinnerware and paper plates. When you want to add a whimsical touch to your table try paper plates.

Some paper plates are as beautiful as expensive dinnerware. But the greatest things about them are that they inexpensive and they can help pull together a special-occasion table.

These heart plates and lip canapé plates are both made by Meri Meri and can be found at many online sources. The lip plates have inspired many Valentine tables in the last couple of years.

The flower centerpiece is a combination of faux flowers, real flowers, and fairy lights. Votive candle holders are placed around the centerpiece to help brighten it.

There are a few reasons to use a base of faux flowers. First, you can put part or all of the centerpiece together ahead of time. Second, you can use the colors and flower types that you want because not all colors and varieties of real flowers are available at all times of the year. Finally, faux flowers can be a less expensive option because you can use them over and over again.

The faux flowers can be arranged ahead of time by laying half of them to face one end of the table and the other half laying to face the other end. Overlap the flowers at the table center point so you have a smooth transition. Then insert the real flowers just before the guests arrive.

First, leaving the stems long, remove some of the greenery if necessary to make it easier to insert the real flowers without moving the other flowers. You can also cut the stems shorter to make an easier job of it. Tuck the real stems underneath a colorful faux bloom, so they are hidden. Always buy the best quality faux stems you can find because they will look as good as the real flowers!

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