Each year I try to come up with some interesting center piece for my dining room table or for said party that I have randomly accepted to help host. So – a few of my past successes have been – white glossy spray painted fruit – like pears and apples – very simple and pretty when lined up in the center through the serving table. I have also wrapped large empty gift boxes with textured papers and sheer ribbons and stacked them in the center. I will be using this idea on the serving table for the cupcakes at my niece’s upcoming wedding. Several boxes stacked – using the flat parts to set cupcakes on should create interest, and height and keep in the seasonal spirit. Another fun twist is to use cranberries in glass vases – fill with a little water ( they will float if you put too much water in ) – then cut white pointsettias and arrange. You will need to burn/seal the cut tips of the pointesettias to avoid the cloudy fluid from seeping out into your vase. This arrangement will keep for at least a week. Enjoy !