Mermaid Party: Coral Reef Centerpiece
If you’re planning an undersea-themed party, a Coral Reef Centerpiece is a colorful addition to the table and easy to create. Start with a visit to your local pet store and check out the aquarium aisle. The same decorations intended to dress up a fish tank will add colorful drama and flair to your tabletop!
Large aquarium decorations can cost $20 or more per piece. To contain costs, shop the clearance section first.
Wal-mart’s pet section usually offers aquarium decorations at prices less than standard pet stores, although the selection will not be as large. Even dollar stores sometimes sell items intended for aquarium use, so it’s worth checking out a dollar store near you.
Don’t worry if you can’t find bright colors. Although some aquarium decorations come in tropical pinks and blues, many are too brown and boring to add pizazz to a tabletop. A couple of bottles of craft paint will take care of that problem!
Add height to a smaller item by placing it on a cake platter or other pedestal. Create a more expansive centerpiece by spreading a fishnet and building the Coral Reef Centerpiece on the net. Don’t forget to add some treasure; the details will help make your tabletop more visually entertaining! Scatter a bag of gold coins, lots of pretty shells and some colored flat marbles across the fishnet, in and around the aquarium statuary, to help create the right look.