We usually need 28-30 each night.
Picture a restaurant with some tables for 2, 4, 6….We seat over 100 guests so the tables add up. If you cannot produce that number we can hold on to them to mix and match with another donation. We appreciate whatever you can do. Make the centerpieces an appropriate size for small tables. We will place multiple items on the larger tables.
Let your imagination go wild with the possibilities!
We’ve seen small vases with fresh, dried or plastic flowers; canning jars with pre-measured cookie mix and toothbrushes & mini toothpaste tubes; bags with pencils & erasers for kids. If a holiday is coming up then you can theme it accordingly. Maybe blank Valentine’s Day cards or Mardi Gras beads. It can be as fancy as a tall dried flower arrangement or as simple as a kid decorated clay pot. Centerpiece can be a single item for one person at the table to take home or a container containing multiple items so that guests can share.
Our one rule: no candy please.
Gathering enough supplies for 28-30 centerpieces can be daunting. But remember that the centerpieces do not need to be elaborate to help bring a smile to our guests’ faces. And each piece does not need to be the same; different pieces along a similar theme can add interest to the tables.
If purchasing supples is too expensive consider collect items from your friends and family, such as
- flowers from home gardens
- travel size soaps and shampoos from hotels
- stationery and blank greeting cards.
And don’t worry if you cannot put together the suggested number. We are thrilled with any centerpieces that can be supplied!
Centerpieces are usually delivered directly to Open Table Dinner location in the afternoon (3:00 to 4:30 pm) of the day a Dinner will be served.
However, we prefer that you coordinate your centerpiece project with us ahead of time, so that we can assure they can be used right away. Contact our coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a donation date, and we will provide all the details of where and when to delivery the finished items.