Any ideas for a snowflake theme

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I need to decorate a large banquet room w/15 (90 inch round tables) for a winter snowy (snowflake) theme.
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  • Michelle Harbee Michelle Harbee on Nov 17, 2015
    Every year at my work I use snowflake ornaments from the dollar store, which they come to about 6-18 per pack and they make various different sizes. I then tie each snowflake individually to clear fishing line at various lengths and simply tape each fishing line to the ceiling. It's very easy and I think has a fun, magical impact. Here's an example of some ornaments similar to what I'm talking about.- https://www.dollartree.com/Jumbo-Acrylic-Snowflake-Ornaments-17-/p36750/index.pro As far as the tables go, you could cut snowflakes out of felt and place them on the tables over a tablecloth and basically use the felt snowflakes as a table runner. I would use lots of candles to add warmth to the chilly winter scene! Maybe get a large, clear vase for each table and add wintery sticks covered in glitter or fake snow, which will add some height. I would definitely check out the Dollar Tree if you have one near by. They often have lots of fun snowflake decorations.
  • Gill Moreton Gill Moreton on Nov 17, 2015
    Hi from the windy Isle of Wight! I agree with Michelle's excellent reply. I thought that some fine and tall white glittered twigs in vases would look great, and i would try a few delicate snowflakes hanging off them would be nice. Another thing that is very striking is a group of huge, multi sized snowflakes on the wall. I've seen similar things done with paper flowers at weddings. Make them from stiff paper and attach to wall or hang close to the wall. If you can control the lighting you can get amazing shadows from these.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 17, 2015
    I found this post and thought this will be really pretty on the tables. www.hometalk.com/6017310
  • Lori Lori on Nov 17, 2015
    A great effect is to spray branches white and silver and let dry then dip, wipe, somehow get modpodge on the branches the shake epson salts all over them, the more the better, and let dry. It looks exactly like snow. You can do this on the glass containers, just half way up and unevenly spread the modpodge and sprinkle the salts. If you go to a glass place where you can buy mirror, they will cut it for you. I had them cut a square foot piece into one inch squares or sometimes you can buy at the dollar store, and I used glue to glue two together with fine fishing line in between and hung at various heights, everywhere, from the lights, trees, your branches, anywhere they can reflect light and move with the air, it makes a magical image. Epson salts, looks like snow, use it in vases for your branches, around candles, mix with some glitter and sprinkle in the middle if the tables under the centerpiece. Use fluffy white batting that looks like snow in places around the room, sprinkled with silver glitter. The above suggestions are great, the hanging snowflakes. Here is an experiment I did using the epsom salts to show you but this is old now, it was beautiful....
  • Marie Marie on Nov 17, 2015
    Great suggestions , thanks
  • M'sMammy M'sMammy on Nov 17, 2015
    I'd suggest using an icy blue pallet along with the white and silver, but you'd have to be careful. Don't want to have the place look like a giant "Frozen" movie set! I think you could pull it off if you go VERY pale blue.
  • OhSally OhSally on Nov 19, 2015
    Dollar Tree sells plastic glittered snowflakes maybe 4 in a package for $1. They look pretty good. You might add some of them in with whatever else you do. Depending on your budget, here's an idea I used for the guest book table at a winter wedding...I made a tabletop fountain in a clear-plastic dish (like one that would go under a plant pot) using stones and flat pieces of glass to make a glacier, built a forest out of twigs spray painted white and dipped in white glitter, then glued them around the back 1/3 of the dish to make a backdrop. I used a tiny recirculating pump which I hid under the glacier. The dish was filled with water and I put some decorative glass ice cubes in the water to make it look colder. (If you can't find glass ice cubes, you might check out PetSmart...they sell clear plastic crystals that are about the size of a cherry which would work equally well. The pump was used to make a small waterfall that fell over the glacier into the water. I added a couple of polar bear sculptures, and got a zillion compliments. (You might want to put a silvery ribbon around the outside edge of the dish to dress it up a little.) You could vary the size of the fountain depending on where you'd be putting it...be sure you have a place to plug it in where the cord won't be in the way.
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