Party at Your House - Make your Event Come to Life

When hosting a party, you want your guests to feel comfortable and to set the mood. Flowers and candles have a huge impact on the setting with little effort. Whether your party is indoors or out, add each of these to create the feeling.

Adding flowers to the coffee table or a side table will bring in color and life. Pick up a bunch at your local floral shop, trim the stems and add them to a vase. Using one type and color of flower is a quick and foolproof way to do it yourself.

Use a small grouping of votives on a tray or just place one in a setting on a side table to create that warm glow.

A patio setting is a great place to use candles and flowers. Keep it neutral and earthy with white flowers and succulents or make it loose with a few wildflowers in vases spaced over the table.

[photos 1-4 by Meikel Reece, 5, 6, 7]