Birthday is a special holiday for everyone. In addition, this is a great occasion to get together with relatives and friends at the festive table. And in order for such gatherings to be remembered as something bright and interesting, it is worth considering in advance how the table itself will be decorated.
When designing a place for celebration, it is very important to take into account the character and interests of the birthday person. You can set the festive table anywhere, even in the office, even at home or in a restaurant. The main thing is to stick to one topic. All the details selected for the design of the table must be combined with each other. When planning to decorate the table for a birthday with flors or bouquets of leaves, you need to make sure that they are in good condition and do not crumble.
It is also necessary that the serving correspond to the level of the event and the venue of the holiday. For family gatherings at home, something simpler and more homely is suitable, because the comfort of all guests is most important here. If you need to arrange a festive table for colleagues or plan the decor in an expensive restaurant, then everything should look more formal.
When decorating a table, every detail matters. That’s why It is necessary to think over all the little things, even those that at first glance seem insignificant.
The first step is to think about the background for all the other details. The tablecloth should be elegant, corresponding to the mood of the celebration. But at the same time, it is important that it does not distract too much attention to itself. The best option is a simple plain tablecloth. You can also use a canvas with a light pattern.
Bright fabrics with a catchy pattern are used only if some original theme is chosen. For example, if the holiday is held in the Mexican style, you can choose a tablecloth with bright colors, if in a rustic style — with embroidery or fringe.
A tablecloth decorated with your own hands will look original.
Any tablecloth should look neat. It is not allod to have any dirt or stains on it. It is also important to iron it in advance. To prevent the fabric from fidgeting on the countertop, you need to cover it with oilcloth in advance. Only then is it worth laying a tablecloth.
Another important step is the choice of dishes. Since there will be many different appetizers and main courses on the festive table, do not clutter it with plates. Plates are set according to the number of guests. It is best to use glass or ceramic products. For the children’s table, sometimes they buy plastic dishes. It is recommended to choose basic colors.
It is best to use, if not dishes from one set, then at least details that blend perfectly with each other to decorate a festive table. According to the norms of etiquette, there should also be plates for bread and small saucers for snacks on the table.
Further, next to the plates, devices are laid out. The main rule to follow is that the forks are on the left, and the spoons and knives are on the right. In this case, the knife must be laid with the blade to the plate, the spoon with the spout down, and the fork with the cloves down.
If the feast involves a change of dishes that require different appliances, then the canteens are stacked closer to the plate, and the snack bars are farther away. Dessert cutlery is placed behind the plate. They should lie parallel to the edge of the table.
This is done due to the fact that dessert is always served at the end of the holiday.
You also need to choose and arrange the glasses correctly. The best option is products made of glass or crystal. There should be a separate container for each drink. First of all, glasses for water are installed. Next — glasses for wine, cognac and other strong drinks.
For a large solemn feast, it is worth using fabric napkins. They look much more beautiful than paper, do not spoil the created picture. Good napkins can even become part of the decor. It does not require any additional elements. There are many ways to fold napkins in an original way. They make swans, flors and other interesting figures. Here are a few ideas that any housewife can make a reality.
- Crown. Several napkins are folded into neat triangles. They are placed in the form of a crown. If necessary, they are sometimes fixed from below.
- Fan. Napkins are folded at an angle and placed in a neat fan.
- Bird. In this case, napkins neatly folded and laid out in a semicircle depict a tail.
All these compositions are simple, beautiful and quite suitable for decorating a festive table in any style.
Such decoration is usually used when decorating a children’s holiday. Bright colored helium balloons hovering over the table will cheer up the kids. And at the end of the holiday, you can even distribute them to guests as a keepsake.
Hover, the “adult” holiday table can also be decorated in this way. If the table is decorated in light colors, then light translucent balls will fit perfectly into this picture. If desired, the balls can be additionally decorated with ribbons or tulle.
Flors on a holiday are never superfluous. You can choose beautiful and original bouquets for the theme of any holiday. But it is best, of course, to give preference to the favorite colors of the birthday man. You can also take something neutral, such as light roses. When choosing such a living decoration, it is important to consider a few more points.
- You can not choose flors with very strong odors. Firstly, some of the guests may be too sensitive to smells. Secondly, the aroma of flors can “clogg” the smell of delicious freshly prepared food.
- Some of the colors can be used in a more unusual way: disassemble them into petals and use to decorate the space beten the plates. Also, the petals should be added to a vase of water along with candles. You get a beautiful composition.
- Bouquets can be supplemented with a fern or any other bright green leaves.
Be sure to choose the right vases for the bouquet. There are several options suitable for the holidays.
- Tall vases. In this case, the flors will rise above the rest of the dishes and will not interfere with getting the right food.
- Low vases. They should be almost flat. In this case, the flor stems are cut very short, leaving almost the buds themselves.
- Original. In this case, you need to choose one beautiful vase that will stand in the center of the table.
You can also place small vases next to each set of cutlery or fix napkins with rings decorated with a fresh flor.
When choosing dishes, you must take into account the wishes of the guests. The menu should be varied. Include in it is meat and fish dishes, and salads.
To pleasantly surprise guests with not only delicious, but also beautiful dishes, you need to decorate them additionally. To do this, you can use original figurines or flors from vegetables or greens. The presentation of the dish itself can also be unusual. They can be served separately neat gravy boats with all the necessary dressings.
The placement is also important. In the center are usually the main dishes. Closer to the edges — salads and a variety of snacks. Drink bottles can also be decorated in some way so that they do not spoil the picture. To do this, use ribbons, original labels, flors.
All these decorative elements should be in tune with the main details.
Candles can also be used to decorate the table. They will allow you to place the right accents and create a more comfortable atmosphere. Candles, of course, should not be bought aromatic, but ordinary. Choose colors so that they fit organically into the overall picture. You can install candles in beautiful candlesticks.
Edible decor is another interesting detail that should not be missed. In summer, you should pay attention to baskets of watermelons filled with fruits and berries. Everyone can make them with their own hands. And in winter, you can surprise your guests with original snacks from exotic fruits.
Choosing all these decorative details, the main thing is not to overdo it. It is necessary not to put everything on the table at once, but to decide on the style, choosing the decor for it.
Decoration ideas in different styles
The general concept of the holiday must be thought out in advance. There are several universal ideas that will suit those who do not know what to build on when organizing a gala event.
The easiest way to arrange a holiday, starting from the season in which the birthday was born. This idea is suitable for both women and men. For example, on an autumn birthday, the table should be covered with a tablecloth made in warm colors. Napkins should be matched to the tone, and the free space should be decorated with yellow autumn leaves or branches with rowan berries. You can serve jam in beautiful vases and various “gifts of nature” in different dishes to the table.
You can do the same with other seasons. In winter, you can decorate the table with fresh spruce branches and snowflakes, in summer with wild flors and bright napkins, and in spring with candles and the first plants that have awakened from winter sleep.
Children will love the original holiday, where they can feel like pirates, princesses or heroes of their favorite stories. It is easy to serve a table for such an event. For a holiday in a pirate style, you need to choose a striped tablecloth, original napkins and wooden coasters for dishes.
You also need to leave room for all sorts of decorative details. At a children’s party, it is also worth using edible decorations.
Such a restrained style is something universal. You can organize both a work holiday and a home holiday.
When decorating a festive table, light pastel shades and fresh flors should be used. The decor should be minimal, and the serving should be classic. The holiday will be enjoyed by both a colleague and a husband or mother.
Tips & Tricks
When all the main details are thought out, you can move on to additional tips that will help you hold the event at a high level.
It is very important to think over the menu, starting from where and for whom the holiday is organized. If the venue is an office, then it is best to serve only appetizers and a simple dessert. It can be cupcakes, light fruit desserts or fruit on skers. From the first and hot dishes should be abandoned. When organizing an event in the sauna for alcohol and other drinks, you need to pick up a simple but satisfying snack. An excellent option — meat and fish delicacies.
Another important point to consider is the number of guests and their preferences. It is necessary to think over the seating plan in advance.
If there are children, this should also be taken into account and separate snacks and drinks should be prepared for them.
The easiest way to understand how to make a festive table beautiful and original is by looking at simple examples.
Holiday in French style
Fans of French culture will love an event decorated in such a sophisticated style. The main colors that are used in the design are white, beige, lavender and green. For decoration, you can use both fresh flors and lavender.
Glasses, bottles and napkins should be decorated with twine, ribbons and other details. Good wine and traditional snacks, such as fruits, cheeses, dark chocolate, are served at the table.
Children’s holiday can also be made special. Little princesses will love the set table with muffins, cream cakes and chocolates. The main colors are white and red. Extra decor is not really needed here. Drinks can be served in beautiful glasses with straws.
By paying a little more attention to the festive table, you can organize an unforgettable holiday for your loved ones.
How beautiful and tasty to decorate a set table for children, see the video.