Hersey's Kisses with the Bride & Groom's Names & Wedding Date
In this case the Kisses read: Jason & Nicole ~ June 26, 2010
Print out a sheet of names & dates for your special occasion: wedding, anniversary, birthday, etc. Cut into small strips. Very carefully, slightly unwrap each kiss, just enough to pull out the "Hersey's Kiss" tag and replace it with your own tag. Re-wrap Kiss. Scatter Kisses on party tables. Very pretty & tasty too! I have also made up a couple hundred of these and given them to the bride at her wedding shower. She loved them, and used them at her reception. You can order these at specialty wedding shops for about $20 a pound, or make them yourself for simply the cost of the Kisses.
The flower on this table is floating in a plastic ice cream dish that I bought at Wal-Mart for under a dollar. I really like these "low" table decorations, because they are pretty, and easy to talk over (as opposed to a tall vase). Florists will sometimes give away their open roses, because they can't sell them. However, I used gerber daisies here, because we were in a small town, and the only florist was completely out of roses.
A brandy glass also works beautifully to float a rose.
I got this idea from my mother-in-law who has rose bushes. She often floats roses in these pretty glasses on her kitchen table. I bought this one at a re-sale shop for a buck. They are short and easy to reach across, and really make any event table look very special.