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Cut The Cost: Fall Party Centerpieces

If you are planning a party, you may run the risk of spending a lot of money. Flowers, while beautiful and fragrant, often cost a large amount of your party budget. Cut the cost by cutting the flowers. Fall is a great time to use other ingredients in the decor:

  • Create tonal arrangements using fruit. Fill a bowl with red apples, purple grapes, and burgundy pears. Or do the same arrangement with green apples, emerald grapes, and yellow pears.
  • Fill a large glass vase (you can find them at Michaels for super cheap) with dried, collected leaves. Place a large white pillar candle on the pillow of leaves.
  • Purchase potted plants. Pansies can handle frost and come at very low prices. The day after the party, plant the flowers in your garden.
  • Don't underestimate the power of pumpkins! Purchase several pumpkins in various shapes, sizes, and colors and place them in the center of your table or along your mantle. Use small ones to fill large glass containers.
  • Crowd bowls with nuts in the shell. Walnuts, pecans, and almonds look festive when placed at varying heights on a table in bright glass bowls.

Got a great idea on how to create a gorgeous look without flowers? Please share it with us below!!

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mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
Persimmons make a great centerpiece. While you're waiting for them to ripen, just put them in a bowl as a centerpiece. They look like little pumpkins at first glance, and have the same beautiful orange color.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i like the pumpkin idea, and candles too. i like to use fruit like apples in red tones for fall centre-pieces.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Just be careful when you gather leaves. Years ago, my aunt picked up some pretty reddish orange leaves for her centerpiece. Luckily, only she got the poison oak from them.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
I love seeing pumpkins in the fall.
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
I love decorating my house w/ different pumpkins. They're cheap and festive. I also like fall scented candles...Yay for fall!
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
Just don't light that candle on top of the pillar leaf pile- bonfire anyone?
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 9 years
Love fall/Halloween/Harvest decor. Last year I got Funkins (fake pumpkins) in different colors and sizes and scattered them throughout the house and on the mantel.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Candles, candles, candles!
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