We are a financial service firm and bought a table at our Chamber of Commerce banquet. We need an idea to decorate our table. Any ideas? Please help!
By Kady from TX
How about decorating the table with fake money, beachy items denoting a perfect retirement place, a toy sailboat, anything reminding people that you can help them achieve their retirement goals?
AvaElizabeth, I like your idea! I was going to suggest a money-print tablecloth. Maybe place markers could simply be bowls or other containers filled with fake gold coins. Name cards (in fancy calligraphy on good heavy-grade cardstock) could be propped up on those. I like the palm tree-beach umbrella or maybe miniature golf bags full of clubs thing for centerpieces. Enjoy that banquet! I've never been to a Chamber banquet, but the Goodwill Industries banquet I attended was spectacular!
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We are having a "Taking Your Business to New Heights" themed banquet table. I'm looking for some ideas on how to decorate the table.
Slthomas from Norfolk, NE
I saw on a craft show once where they bought a new tool box and had it open with cupcakes served in it that were decorated like tires, and another one just made chocolate cake and icing in it all messy like not cut in pretty pieces to look like mud, and it was the center piece and they placed new tools around it like a monkey wrench pliers etc and these items were to go to the birthday person. (02/27/2009)
Of course the obvious - hot air balloon theme. Or how about a local landmark? The tallest building or whatever in your locale:? (03/01/2009)
BTW - a few others are escalators, elevators, high-rise cranes, clouds, rainbows ... the possibilities are endless. (03/01/2009)
Mountaineering theme, use clip art and show ice axes and mountain goats and ropes and carbines, clip art will be festive enough applied to clear plastic sheets standing up, cut the clear plastic (home improvement stores have it and will cut) in 6" widths and set it to stand on edge down the middle of the table with clip art plastered along it. (03/13/2009)
Why not have an array of of Hot Wheels autos as the centerpiece. Or go to local toy store and get the package of little plastic cars. Try Radio Shack, get a remote control car, of the model of the one president drives. Or get a license tag cake made with his name in the center. You might get one of those old toy cars that you have push back and forth with your feet when you sit in it. Give him a Revell model kit of the first car that he bought with his own money. (01/21/2004)
Depending on how far you want to go, you could take your tablecloths and an old tire and roll the tire in paint and "drive" it over the table cloths in varying angles to make tire tracks on the tablecloths. You could also do the same with black paint on the napkins and make it look like grease rags. Or buy a pack of clean grease rags and use the black paint on someones hands to make it look like oil. And use for napkins. Hang to dry. Acrylic paint is good and safe to use for something like this.
You could get various known car parts (oil filter, air filter, a can/bottle of oil, etc.) as center pieces and tie a small bouquet of balloons to each one. Make name cards from cardstock cut into the shape of a license plate and write each persons name like it would appear on a plate. Lay on each plate.
Take mechanic type shirts and hang on the back of each chair. You could also use this as your name cards and using the sticker-type name labels you can put each persons name on their "work shirt". Take clean hub caps and use as dinner plates or serving bowls for the salad, chips, etc. Too bad you couldn't make some silverware from wrenches. Can you tell my husband is a mechanic? (05/05/2004)