try adding bright, bold colors and patterns to the party decor
Brian Francis

Mixed Arrangements

To allow guests plenty of room to chat across the table, make sure your flower arrangements are not too grand. Here, a set of bud vases mixed with a larger vase creates varying heights of color.

Hostess tip: Instead of calling the florist for expensive arrangements, purchase multiple preassembled bouquets from the grocery store, cut open the bags, and mix up the flowers for a custom look.

For a look like this:
Emblem Round Footed Vase
Available at Vietri

Petite Bud Vases and Tuscan Accent Plates
Available from Southern Living at HOME

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