By Kady from TX
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By Lelia Jo Cordell 01/27/2011
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!
By AvaElizabeth 01/23/2011
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?
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We have an upcoming Chamber banquet and would like to decorate the tables for the banquet. We need some input on how to decorate a table for someone who's business is automotive body shop and detail. We would like his table to have an automotive theme. He is the outgoing president. Any suggestions? Thanks
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)
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
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