Retirement is a special occasion in the life of many and is also considered as one of the important milestones of life. Once retired from work, a person looks forward to his newly gained freedom. If your close family member or friend has recently retired from work, you would naturally wish to throw a party for him / her. A retirement party can be formal as well as casual. One of the most important part of party decorations is the table centerpiece. Well, here are some of the best ideas and the tips on making these creative centerpieces.
Centerpiece Ideas for Retirement Party
When we think of centerpieces, the first thing that comes to mind is a floral centerpiece. Flowers are used extensively for making centerpieces. This is because, flowers are available in numerous colors which suit the overall theme of the party; flowers are attractive and appeal to the eye instantly. However, apart from flowers, many other things can be used for making retirement party centerpieces. Here are ideas on floral as well as some other unique centerpieces.
Idea # 1
Flowers and candles definitely top the list among the best table centerpiece ideas for a formal as well as informal party. This centerpiece is easy to make and can be made using different combinations. You can make a similar arrangement using fresh rose buds or even tiny, colorful carnations. The candles complete the overall look, and the centerpiece is ready for a formal or informal retirement party.
Idea # 2
Using roses is another popular choice for a centerpiece. The centerpiece, as depicted in this picture, is a perfect piece for a casual or informal retirement party meant for a small group. It is attractive and also easy to make. You can also mix and match roses of different colors to go for a colorful theme.
Idea # 3
A floral arrangement need not always be made using a vase or ornamental bowls. This centerpiece appeals to the viewers because of its natural appearance. It appears as if the flowers have grown from the vines in their most natural form. This arrangement can be made using a floral oasis with careful arrangement of the vines. You can add in flowers of your choice and also use candles if you wish. It is perfectly suitable for a large dinner table.
Idea # 4
An ideal centerpiece is the one that does not come in the way of guests while conversing with each other. In fact, a small, yet attractive and elegant centerpiece makes its mark on a table. This centerpiece, made using simple flowers and candle, fits in all the above mentioned criteria. You should make sure to use only colorful flowers for this centerpiece.
Idea # 1
We all know pumpkins are all about Halloween, but who says the tiny ones cannot be used for decorations at other parties? This autumn-themed centerpiece can be the center of attention in a casual sit-down, or even buffet dinner. One interesting tip, if you have a family retirement party involving kids, you can slice off the top half of the pumpkin, scoop it, making it like a box with a lid. Fill it with candies and place it at the center of the table.
Idea # 2
Rather than having a single tall centerpiece at the center of the table (which in most cases blocks the view), try having more than one smaller centerpieces that can be placed at equal distance on a long table. The centerpiece pictured alongside is made with water filled in a simple yet elegant glass bowl. You can use flowers like daisies, gerberas, carnations, to make this arrangement. Even petals of colorful flowers can be put in an oval bowl of water to make a classy and unique centerpiece.
Idea # 3
You do not always need to buy flowers or expensive decorative items to set or decorate a table. Some used decorations can be re-used for making a retirement party centerpiece. For e.g., glass balls, the silver decorations, you can mix and match either of these with other offbeat decorative articles like Christmas tree leaves or vine, pine cones, and make unique centerpiece for a casual and informal party.
You can also use your creativity and make modifications to come up with some more interesting centerpieces. Lastly, as an important tip, remember to choose a centerpiece keeping the size of the table, the type of party, and the overall theme of the party in mind. A bit of practice will surely help you make a unique centerpiece at home. Good luck!