Candle Centerpieces using votive, tapers, pillars, or floating candles are super easy to make. Find inspiration with original Centerations ideas. These ideas will provide the perfect warm and inviting ambiance for your dinner party, with the added benefit of making YOU glow, too! Come on, we all know we look better under the soft glow of candlelight…it’s like an instant makeover!
Whether you're planning a romantic dinner for two or a dinner party for 12, these glowing ideas will make everything in the room look better.
I can't think of a single event that a beautiful candle centerpiece wouldn't work well for. Even daytime events are enhanced by them. There are so many unique shapes and sizes, such as star and flower shapes, small votive, tiny tea lights, pillar, round, square, rectangular, and more! Mix and match several different colors and varieties for a stunning arrangement. Placed on a mirror, they will cast a wonderful warm glow throughout the room. Line them up on a tray for a quick last minute table decoration.
With such a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and the newer flame-less battery-operated options, you have unlimited possibilities for creating your own unique look. Just avoid scented varieties on your table when entertaining. The scent, although maybe pleasant to you, can trigger reactions to those sensitive to it. The scent may not mix well the foods you are serving either.
No matter what kind of arrangement you decide to create, it's sure to make your table sparkle and give you, the hostess, glowing reviews! View our candle ideas, with photos & instructions here
Floating candles are very popular and they look so pretty on the table. The reflection off of the water really creates a beautiful glow. They're super easy to make, too! Simply partially fill a glass container, vase, fish bowl, wide-mouth jar, or any other glass container with water and float a candle on it.
Specialty candles are made for this purpose, but I have found that many regular ones can be used, such as tea lights, votive, or even small pillars. You may have to adjust the amount of water used in your container, especially when using a pillar. Chances are it won't float, but you can give the illusion that it is. Simply place it at the bottom of container and only fill about 3/4 of the way up the candle height. If you place the pillar in something, such as sand, or rocks, it will provide a very tranquil fire/water setting, even though it isn't really floating.
Food dye can be added to the water for color. For a bit more drama, add flowers, confetti, fruit, fish (although you probably shouldn't add dye to water, if adding live fish!), or just about anything you can think of that relates to your party's theme.