How to set up a quick tropical beach themed table

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We got married right around labor day 2000 just after a bunch of family birthdays. Most every year since, we’ve ended up having family over for a party to celebrate our anniversary and all the birthdays. As a way to keep the memory of that beautiful day alive, I love to redo the table with decorations like we had at our wedding.

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We had found this beautiful ranch not far from the sea and had an exotic beach style wedding complete with a steel drum player and a wonderful (and powerful) rum punch my bother in law made.

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The table decor was simple, fun and easy to create on a whim at home for any beach party.

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You’ll need:

  • White table cloth – real ones for the wedding, but at home I just use the plastic ones
  • Banana Leaves – available at your local Mexican grocery store
  • Shells / optional colored sea glass
  • Votive Candles – I got mine at IKEA for 50 cents a piece
  • Sand – right out of the kid’s sand box

Arrange the banana leaves on the white tablecloth like a runner and place the shells, sea glass and votives in the middle.

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Of course I had to add the finishing touch by printing out the napkin rings from my Hibiscus Bright printable suite.

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It’s fun to reminisce each year as I put this table together. Next year I’ll have to add the chocolate coins too. I kind of forgot about those.

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