Here is a quick & easy, and my all time favourite party décor… with candles, flowers and foliage. I don’t think one can ever go wrong with these. Over the years I have acquired a few shortcuts to dress up my home for a party 🙂 You can never go wrong with flowers; any number, any style, anywhere. And when I don’t have flowers at my disposal… I raid our garden for foliage of various shapes and sizes and fill up my vases. Sometimes I spray paint them! Just a fizz or two! (Sorry, no pictures of spray painted ones…but I shall update with pictures soon).
A quick way to add some pizzazz to your party decor is to light some colourful candles. What if you don’t have any colourful candles? Food colour to your rescue! I gave you a little peek into this tip (a different version) in one of my posts, ‘click here’ to read about it. Dig out different sized flute/cocktail glasses/shot glasses, fill them up with water and add a few drops of food colour, float in a tea lite and you have your instant coloured ‘water’ candle ready 🙂
TIP- If you use acrylic/water/poster colours to colour the water, the effect would be opaque-ish where as the effect with food colour is translucent, almost gel candle like. See the difference in the picture galleries.
So many times I have run out of tea lites? No worries, just pour in a tablespoon or two of cooking oil (any, except olive oil) into the coloured water filled glasses and float in cotton ball wick (hand rolled). Ta-da!
This works best if the glasses are not very wide-mouthed (narrow rimmed glasses save on oil too).
TIP- You have to be careful with how you roll and flatten your cotton wick, it should float with the wick straight up, in the center of the glass… basically take care of the centrifugal weight of the wick!
Floating flowers in an ‘urli’ or any flat-ish container always lend a festive look to your decor. Here is a step by step picture board of another quick-fix:
These oil soaked, cotton ball wick lasts up to an hour or so. I have many more shortcuts to share… all in good time! ‘Click here’ to take a look at some more decor ideas with nature’s bounty. So, what are your party decor shortcuts? Any quick-fixes to share?
Signing off with the ‘Tricolour’… A Very Happy Republic Day to All! Jai Hind!
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