For a traditional look, the classic standby centerpieces work well. These include a glass bubble bowl with a pillared candle, or seasonal flowers in a small pot or a glass vase. You may also choose a single stemmed flower in a long, slender vase, a pillared candle atop a mirror or a small basket of the wildflowers in colors that complement your celebration theme.
For outside or garden-themed occasions, use a tiny painted birdhouse, a small basket of herbs or the teapots for teacups filled with water, and a tiny blossom inside. In lieu of a birdhouse, use a birdcage that is filled with ivy. Surround the cage with the dainty, individual party favours. Other types of garden centerpieces include small potted plants that surround a larger, taller floral arrangement. The tiny plants can double as the party favours. Another popular centerpiece is a brightly coloured orchid in a clear vase.
For a modern touch, use the bonsai trees for centerpieces. Other options include a cluster of bamboo plants that can serve as a guest favors. These plants are said to be lucky, and they are very attractive. You can also place the colorful betta fish in a large glass bowl with marbles or rocks. For more eye-catching effect, place a mirror below the bowl. Another contemporary decor idea is a wishing well or a small mailbox for notes and greetings from guests.
For centerpieces with minimal setup, place the floating candles in a large, shallow dish. For a summer event, you can use the fruit candles that look like citrus slices. These candles also give off a fresh and fruity scent. Floating candles come in a variety of other shapes and themes, including the butterflies, fish and plain circular tea-lights. Another floating candle centerpiece uses tall, thin goblets filled with water and tiny floating candles, creating a "floating candlestick"