When arranging vase centerpieces, it is a good idea to focus on a particular theme. Special occasions may suggest specific themes. For a birthday, a vase that is personalized with the date is one nice idea. Vase centerpieces for weddings might include more elaborate pieces, with a picture of the bride and groom inserted into a crystal vase photo holder. Vase centerpieces for dinner parties might not be as unique, but they can still be decorative and colorful.
Other than anniversaries, weddings, and birthdays, annual holidays often call for a festive touch to the table. Vase centerpieces for Christmas may include a red or green crystal or glass vase. Poinsettias make a lovely table centerpiece at Christmastime as well. Caution should be used not to place these plants within the reach of small children or pets, however.
For a Thanksgiving centerpiece, it's easy to decorate a vase with festive accessories. Placing several cinnamon sticks along with a handful of cranberries in a tall vase makes a nice accent piece. Floating potpourri that smells like apples and cinnamon or spice can be added.
Valentine's Day vase centerpieces can be created with the romantic allure of fresh roses. For something more unique, a different variety other than traditional red roses may be used. Yellow or pink roses in a clear glass or crystal vase will look simple yet elegant. Mini roses in a small vase are perfect for an intimate setting on a small table for two.
Imagination and creativity can help turn an otherwise ordinary dinner table into something fun and exotic. An ordinary dinner of Chinese take-out can inspire an Asian themed table setting. Bamboo stalks, which are relatively inexpensive and need minimal care, can be placed in any glass vase with a little bit of water. Bamboo is considered to be good luck, making this centerpiece even more welcome.
Homemade vase centerpieces can be made with everyday items found around the home. Pearls, beads, buttons, and lace are some essentials needed to decorate a centerpiece vase. For children's projects, or for decorating a child's birthday party table, creating a lollipop vase centerpiece can be a fun idea. Another edible vase centerpiece that is appropriate for a child's birthday party might include a giant chocolate bar centerpiece or a vase filled with colorful gum drops. Balloon vase centerpieces are always appropriate for children's parties, especially those personalized with the child's name and age.