Fun Centerpiece Alternatives
Happy May Day!
Did you know that May Day is an ancient spring holiday in many western countries? One of the earliest May Day celebrations was the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers. While I love looking at flowers, my allergies makes it so that we have a "long-distance" relationship.
Last week when I was bemoaning the fact that my yet unplanned wedding would not have floral centerpieces, my friend Bob rolled his eyes and named five other centerpiece ideas that he and his wife and thought and then discarded.
So, here are some May Day inspired centerpieces that are green and allergy-free!
For a bright spark of green, you can create centerpieces of potted plants. The good thing about rosemary is that its nigh indestructible. If the idea of transporting dozens of potted plants gives you a headache, you can also create adorable decorations with seed packets.
In many cultures, bon fires are a big part of the May Day celebrations. You can create a "light" version with a few rustic looking candles!
In Germany, young men and women show their affection for each other by leaving things in front of the homes of their beloved. Young men left small poles with streamers and young woman left roses or rices in the shape of hearts. You can use reclaimed branches decorated with heart ornaments.
Lemons and Doughnuts
In Finland, a national drink made of lemons, brown sugar, and yeast is served. Other traditional foods include doughnuts. You can use jars of lemonade as place cards labeled with the guest's name and table number. And how can anyone say no to a platter of doughnuts?
Posted by Natalie T.