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Table Decorating Ideas:
Creative Table Settings, Centerpieces, and More

No matter how creative you are, sometimes coming up with creative table decorating ideas can be like pulling teeth. It's a table-- a flat, long thing that you eat on. How creative can a table setting possibly get?

Creative Table Decorating Ideas and Table Setting Centerpieces
They can be more interesting than you might think! Setting and decorating a table for a dinner party, a wedding, or a holiday celebration is an exercise in versatility... there are so many options to choose from when decorating a table! And there's a ton to think about: your event's theme, it's tone (formal or informal?), your budget, time, creative talents.... It's all a lot of work.

So welcome to Table Setting Central! Here, you'll find tons of resources to help you work through every element of setting and decorating a beautiful table, including:

  • Ideas for Creative Table Centerpieces
  • Practical Table Setting Guidelines (Formal and Casual)
  • Dinner Themes and Unique Table Decorating Ideas
  • Ideas for Place Cards, Favors, and More!

Looking for help planning a menu, too? Visit Dinner Party Recipes and Planning Central!

Table Setting Guides and Help

Formal Dinner Table SettingFormal Dinner Table Setting

Tips on how to put together a formal dinner table, including a formal table setting diagram, etiquette tips, and more.

Basic Table SettingBasic Table Setting

An overview of the basics of setting up a nice but informal dinner table. Plus some good table decorating ideas!

Buffet Table SettingBuffet Table Setting

Practical tips for setting up a buffet for a dinner party, holiday dinner, or a wedding. From how to arrange your buffet food to how to lend it visual appeal.

Table Decorating Ideas and Tips

Buffet Table Setting IdeaCreative Buffet Table Settings

Photos and good ideas for decorating a buffet table creatively. The most original buffet tables ever!

Buffet Table Decorating IdeasBuffet Table Decorating Ideas

Ideas for decorating a buffet table for a holiday or celebration, including creative ways to set up your food so IT is the star!

Dinner Party ThemesDinner Party Themes

Creative table decorating is always going to depend on your theme! These are great ideas for themes for foods and decorations.

Ideas for Dinner Table Centerpieces

Cheap Centerpiece IdeasCheap Centerpiece Ideas

Fun ideas for cheap centerpieces that you can mostly do at home. These look much more expensive than they are!

Inexpensive Table Centerpiece IdeasInexpensive Table Centerpiece Ideas

These ideas for dinner party centerpieces don't break the budget, but look very posh indeed. Lots of great ideas!

Holiday Table Decorating

Table Decorations for THanksgivingTable Decorations for Thanksgiving

Creative ideas for table decorations for Thanksgiving dinner. Pretty autumn centerpieces and other Thanksgiving-themed table decoration ideas!

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After all, what better way to pass on your knowledge than to share it with other hosts and hostesses?

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