Again, I’m always searching for something a little different to add to a party. Before I discovered my love of origami flower centerpieces, I decided to do something a little different for a “centerpiece.” I decided to make the actual tablecloth a bit of a showcase. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, centerpieces are not cheap. Neither are tablecloths. What I did was buy my trusty Ikea sheets, cut them down to size and hem them using iron-on tape. The next step was figuring out what to embroider. I decided to do definitions. I actually used definitions as a bit of theme for the entire party. I also added a twist of humor to them. These are two of the six tablecloths I ended up making.
The variations I had were:
Lallapalooza [lah-luh-puh-loo-zuh] – an extraordinary thing, person or event. Unlike “the” Lallapalooza, mine won’t be attended by any stinky 90’s hippies.
Gala [gal-uh] – festive; festal; showy. Even though Paula was a little white trash, her parties were always gala occasions.
Bash [bāsh] – a wild party; a night on the town. The wheels fell off last night at Mary’s bash. I heard Ron ended the night with a Cher tattoo.
Party [pahr-tee] – a social gathering for conversation, refreshments, entertainment, etc. Cathy thought that throwing a party would make people like her. She was mistaken.
Fête [fet] – an elaborate party. Martha’s having her annual garden fete again this year. Is it wrong to pray for locusts?
Shindig [shin-dig] – a party; a dance. What a fancy shindig! They even have real glass glasses!
They were such a hit that I did a variation of them at the Palm Springs party and the afternoon tea. The people in attendance at that party weren’t much of a definitions crowd. They were hip and mod. I decided to embroider cocktail tablecloths with mod designs. I did three different designs in all, but here’s one example.
So, jazz up your boring old table with some fabulousness! I promise that people will LOVE IT!