Potted plants make excellent centerpieces. They can help to add a custom touch to the event. Potted plants are also useful because they can save event planners a good amount of money if utilized properly. For the best-looking and least-expensive potted plants to use as centerpieces, consider starting the centerpieces from seeds prior to the event.
While terra cotta planter pots are quite plain on their own, consider the possibility of painting them to match the event theme. For example, if the pots are for a tea party, try painting teapots on the pots. Tin or copper pots add an eye-catching splash of color to tables. Finally, for more formal occasions, glass bowls or vases can be filled with decorative stones and a plant that does not require as much soil.
For those who like distinctive flowers, spring bulbs such as daffodils, tulips and crocuses are great picks for centerpieces. Pansies and violets can be grown from seeds and flower quite consistently and quickly. For a more modern touch, consider using bamboo or growing your own bonsai tree. Finally, there's always a distinguished plant for every holiday. For instance, plant some shamrocks for a St. Patrick's Day party or perhaps some miniature roses for Valentine's Day.
Distinct holiday get-togethers aside, there are many occasions where using potted plants as centerpieces is appropriate. They can be used at a wedding, offering a decorative touch while also allowing the bride and groom a great way to save money. Tea parties and toasting events lend themselves very well to potted plants, as they can be given away as prizes at the end of the night. Finally, church events such as a Christening party or religious events such as a Mitzvah can have a fresh new look with some potted plants on the tables and at the buffet line.