One of my favorite boards on Pinterest is the one I call “Random Party Ideas.” This is where I store fab ideas that I don’t have a party for. One day, I hope to find homes for all these amazing ideas! Maybe you can use some of these ideas for making your tables pretty. (And please be sure to give credit to the original source when you do.)

Can to hold drink and utensils — love it! — from Sweet Paul Magazine.

Picnic tin cans

This frame via Elizabeth Anne Designs was meant to number tables at a wedding, but I think it would be a great way to display the birthday boy or girl’s age.

I love a fabric napkins for place settings, but for the dessert table, I always add paper cocktail napkins. Parents magazine has a great — and easy — idea for how to dress up those napkins.

Handprint napkins

Just so fun and pretty, from Creatively Christy. I always love seeing coordinating silverware, but it’s not where I’m going to spend my money. But, I can pick up Goodwill or Dollar Tree silverware and try this.

spoon 3 color
Make your outdoor buffet easy by tying your utensils to your paper plates — brilliant idea from In My Own Style.
Tie utensils to paper plates

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