You're hosting a barbeque and want to wow your guests with a special spring centerpiece. If you're decorating outdoors, remember that your centerpiece will have to survive outside elements like heat, cold, or wind for several hours. Use these tips for creating a perfect spring centerpiece.
Select a theme for your spring barbeque like Earth Day, April showers, Hawaiian luau, or Cinco de Mayo. For Earth Day, make a centerpiece from recyclable materials like aluminum cans, brown paper bags, and glass jars. Use them as vases and fill with fresh herbs or wildflowers. Buy Earth Day balloons and secure them to a vase. Fill a serving tray with decoratively arranged crudite including carrots, cauliflower, radishes, and broccoli.
For April showers, use a child's rubber rain boots as a vase for tulips or daffodils. Surround the vase with paper cocktail umbrellas. For a luau theme, fill a long wooden bowl with tropical fruits like pineapple, bananas, mango, and adorn with artificial lei from a craft store.
Create a festive centerpiece for Cinco de Mayo with brightly colored candles, vases filled limes and chili pepper plants, and cactus.
When the sun goes down, a decoratively arranged candle centerpiece will brighten up a backyard. Fill large glass cylinder vases with small textured materials and insert one thick candle or 3 skinny tall candles inside. For example, use coffee beans, split peas, lentils, popcorn kernels, and pebbles.
For a romantic centerpiece, float candles in a large bowl with flowers.
For a unique centerpiece, spell out a special word using wooden blocks decorated with scrapbooking letters and designs. For example, you could spell out the words "spring" or "barbeque" or the name of an honored guest. Get creative!
Adorn your table with spring's bounty. Display seasonal flowers in unique unexpected objects like tea cups or bird cages.