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15 Easy Centerpieces for Any Dinner Party

November 25, 2014
Transform your table with seasonal and year-round centerpieces that are simply elegant and easy to make for any chic dinner party.
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Spring Fling

This whimsical centerpiece is perfect for spring-inspired dinner parties and is surprisingly simple to create. "I gathered several manzanita branches into a tall vase to bring the outdoors in. These gorgeous branches, with their twists and curls, make such a dramatic statement on a tabletop," Katie Riley of Centsational Girl says. You can even replace the butterflies with seasonal objects, like leaves or snowflakes, for a gorgeous centerpiece to celebrate any holiday or season.

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Black Balloons

To create this party-ready centerpiece and table, Wendy Hyde of The Shabby Nest first layered kraft paper over a neutral tablecloth and topped it with a black-and-white patterned table runner. "Balloons were tied to chandelier crystals to weigh them down and keep their place on the table," she says. "Pretty mercury-glass votives were placed between the balloons to add ambient lighting." For a personalized touch, each balloon was embellished with photographs, in this case, pictures of the anniversary couple.

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Seaside Inspirations

Longing for that summertime feel during the winter months? Bring the beach right to your table. This sea-inspired centerpiece is easy to make and can be used all year round. "A rustic wooden tray provides the base for the rectangular glass vase filled with sand, candles and a variety of seashells," Katrina Giles of Seaside Interiors says. Add vibrant shells and starfish for an extra boost of summer hues.

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Vibrant Fruits

This summer-inspired floral centerpiece sits nicely against crisp white linens and a neutral backdrop. Depending on the height of the flower stalks, fill a tall, narrow hurricane halfway with water and add a few small oranges for a burst of color. Choose tall seasonal flowers for a vibrant contrast against the floating orange hues.

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