Entertaining Ideas

Showcase the Cake

Almost as important as the event itself is the cake or dessert table. Whether it's designed with a special theme, is a tiered cake or variety of cakes and desserts, showcase it. Create a spectacular eye-catching display by adding a bold tablecloth and props that…

Table Pads – A Soft Touch

The best hotels and restaurants place pads under their tablecloths. A table pad provides a better drape for the tablecloth, muffles noise and creates a slight cushion from the hard surface and metal strapped edges of wooden tables as well as preventing pulls in the tablecloths…

Toss the Guest Book

Instead of asking guests to sign a traditional Guest Book, which may be read once then packed away, display a variety of stones. Ask guests to write their names and/or a personal message on a stone then place it in a vase. It makes an…

Keep Up With Current Trends

Special events have evolved over the years. Millennials are more interested in experiences than tradition. For example, brides and grooms are foregoing the traditional first dance and instead are showcasing rehearsed dance moves and bridal party performances. And in lieu of a tiered wedding cake,…

Keep It Cool!

If you are planning an outdoor event under a big tent this summer you might want to add ceiling fans to the structure to help keep the air moving and your guests comfortable. If it's too difficult (or the tent height is not high enough)…

Light Up The Night

Lighting can play an integral part in creating your desired event atmosphere.  Whether you want a soft subtle glow (such as with Edison bulbs or B-lights) or a bold show of colors (such as neon or laser lighting) make sure the lighting pairs well with your…

Linen Faux Pas

You know I always think a tablecloth makes every table look better. However, there is one exception. It is better to have no linen at all than to display a wrinkled tablecloth. There is a reason that irons were invented.

Rule of Thumb on Table Seating

How many people should be seated at a table? The general rule of thumb is as follows, with the smaller number being a comfortable seating arrangement and the higher number a tighter fit. 48" Round:   4-6 people 120" Round: 8-10 people 132" Round: 10-12 people…

Decorative Tip for Tablecloths

When you use the same tableware daily, try varying the tablecloths to add interest to your settings. For example, use cheerful, bright-colored linens at breakfast and lunch. For dinner, create a more relaxed ambience with soft-colored linens. Shown above is Jupiter Orange - bright shades…