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Quinceanera


In the United States, a prom, short for promenade, is a formal dance held at the end of the years of high school and college, called junior prom and senior prom respectively. In British English such an event would be called a ball, although in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand it is also often called a formal. In Australian schools the terms used are either formal or sometimes as Leaver's Dinner, usually so when the night includes a meal. In Ireland it is known as a debs (an abbreviation of debutante ball). In the U.S. a "formal" is typically a similar dance that is held by a fraternity or sorority affiliated with a certain college or university. In Australia, the term "prom" has also come into sparse usage and in Britain it is becoming widespread, because of US influence. The name is derived from the late ninteenth century practice of a Promenade ball. The end of year tradition stemmed from the Graduation Ball tradition.


Quinceanera Centerpiece


Alternative Quinceanera Centerpiece Ideas

CENTERPIECES WITH CANDLES:

Place three or more votive candle holders (clear, frosted or cracked ice) in the center of your tables or clustered together at evenly spaced intervals on a banquet type table. You can increase your brilliant light by placing a mirror under one or two of the votives. Place the other candles around the mirror and enjoy twice as much flickering light from the reflection. To add a bit more glitz and glimmer, sprinkle confetti or place gemstones around the votives. These will also reflect the light and add sparkle to your tables. Use a confetti color that coordinates with your theme colors. Finish off your centerpieces with your choice of votive candle color. Choose the color that works best with your color scheme and enjoy the fabulous scent that will fill the air.

A second option to consider is to use tapered candles. The elegant lines of taper candles can dress up any table. We recommend grouping them together in odd numbers 1,3,5, etc. At the base of the taper candles, place greenery, gemstones, wired garland, puddled gossamer, or confetti. Place fresh flower petals around the candles for an elegant touch.

If an enclosed flame is a must, try decorative candle lamps. These lamps can be personalized with the date and theme slogan of your party or can be left plainly decorated. Place at the center of each table with flower petals, ivy strands, confetti or curled ribbon scattered at the base.

Floating candles make a beautiful centerpiece for any party table. Delicate candles in the shape of flowers, hearts or circles can easily be placed in bowls, snifters, or other wide-mouth glassware pieces. Simply fill each candle bowl with water (about halfway) and place a floating candle in each bowl. Add color to the centerpieces by placing a sprig of greenery or colorful confetti around the base of the glass. Add a few drops of food coloring to the water if you wish to tint it to match your theme colors. Another color option is to add gemstones inside the glass container.

Luminarias provide an easy, very inexpensive centerpiece. The candlelight glows softly through the cutout openings for a dreamy effect. Set three or four down the center of a table, with confetti scattered between them, or set one at each place setting.


CENTERPIECES WITH BALLOONS:

Balloons are an affordable and easy product to use to create centerpieces. Select balloons and curling ribbon to match your theme colors. Inflate the balloons (always use an odd number-3, 5, or 7) with helium and let the colorful bouquets float above the table. Make sure the balloons float well above eye level so guests can easily see each other across the table. Secure the balloons by tying the ribbons to Mylar covered weights, floral vases, upside-down top hats, or other theme-related items.

If you prefer not to use helium, attach the balloons to balloon sticks and holders and create a bouquet with balloons. Fill a simple vase, metallic tote bag, or other colorful base with metallic shred, gemstones or brightly colored tissue.


UNIQUE CENTERPIECES:

Use a pedestal-style cake platter as a centerpiece to display a combination of flowers and fruits. For example, pears and apples blend beautifully with a mixture of white flowers. Around the base of the pedestal, tie a flowing streamer of gossamer or wired organza ribbon. The fruit can easily be added with toothpicks to a block, cone, or sphere of floral foam.

Place tall topiaries in hand-painted or sponged flowerpots. Fill the topiaries with sugared or fresh fruit, dried or wild flowers, or lemon leaves. Twist gossamer streamers from the top of the topiary to the base, and allow the streamers to flow 10-15" down the table.

Fill crystal or glass bowls with colorful glass ornaments to match your party theme colors. Place the bowl on a bed of metallic shred or confetti in complementary colors.

A goldfish bowl filled with little colorful fish is unique and guests can choose who takes the bowl home.

A large collage of photos featuring the guest of honor makes a wonderful and personal centerpiece idea.

Ice sculptures are perfect for winter gatherings.

Decorative oil lanterns (perfect for Western or Victorian themed parties).

Fine China teapots are great for Garden Parties, Tea Parties, Victorian Parties, or afternoon receptions.

Elegant feathers in theme colors make simple but elegant centerpieces.

Use gossamer bows to "gift-wrap" tables. Create a large bow in the middle of the table, and then drape the ends of the ribbon to the floor.

Silver bowls filled with exotic fruits make elegant and edible centerpieces.

A large ornate candelabra is both unique and grand.

Small statues of angels, Cupid, and other ancient figures are romantic. Sprinkle gold or silver confetti around the statues for extra glitz.

Spray paint seasonal fruits and/or vegetables (for example for a fall party, choose pumpkins, various gourds and autumn leaves) with either gold paint, or a color to complement your theme colors. Twist strands of gossamer streamers through the arranged pieces for a stunning effect.


CENTERPIECE BASES:

To create a simple color theme under your chosen centerpieces, cut squares, circles or other shapes of gossamer and layer them down the center of the table. As the gossamer overlaps, different color hues will be created to match your color theme.

Mirrors are a simple base piece to create the illusion of size. Place a single mirror or several mirrors together to start your centerpiece and add flowers, balloons, candles or other decorative elements.

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