How to Make Table Arrangements for a 50th Anniversary Party

by Suzie Faloon

Golden yellow roses add an elegant look to table arrangements at a 50th anniversary party. The centerpieces are low to the table, which enables guests to see one another during a seated celebration at any time of day or evening. Simple white, clear or gold colored glass containers support the bouquet of flowers without competing with their beauty. The golden arrangements are adaptable to a mixture of fresh or silk flowers that work with your specific party budget.

Items you will need

  • 3 1/2 to 4 1/2-inch tall Container with 3 1/2 to 4 1/2-inch opening
  • Floral Foam
  • Knife
  • Leather leaf
  • Yellow roses
  • White daisies
  • Sweetheart roses
  • Baby's breath
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Step 1

Cut a piece of floral foam to fit snugly into a round or cube-shaped centerpiece container. Soak the foam piece in water until it is saturated and dark green in color. Gently push the foam into the container. Use dry foam if you are using silk flowers for make-ahead arrangements.

Step 2

Cut several sprigs of leather leaf or locally available greenery to a height of no more than 5 inches. Insert the greenery around the top of the foam.

Step 3

Cut five yellow roses to a height of 5 inches with a sharp knife. Cut the stems on a slant to allow the stem the best access to moisture.

Step 4

Insert one rose into the center of the floral foam. This rose will stand straight up in the foam.

Step 5

Insert a rose at a slight angle with the blossom leaning toward the outer edge of the container. Add the remaining roses at slight angles around the main blossom.

Step 6

Add small daisy blossoms or yellow sweetheart roses in the open areas of the table arrangement to fill it in. Cut sprigs of baby's breath to add to the flowers if you want to create a more airy look.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use one rose with a mixture of daisies, poms or carnations to keep to a lower budget.
  • Brush gold paint on the edges of the leather leaf for a rich embellishment.

About the Author

S. Faloon has been a crafter and florist for many years. She enjoys teaching children the art of crafting. She has designed cards and scrapbook layouts for a web site for a scrapbooking store. She has also designed floral arrangements, wedding bouquets and handmade flowers. She is willing to work and bring the kind of content that an editor requires.

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