Two Tasty Centerpieces

Chocolate center pieceMy favorite way to decorate our dining room is with food, of course! Don’t get my wrong, I love flowers and candles as much as anyone, but there is something extra welcoming about creating a centerpiece that’s meant to be enjoyed by everyone.

You guys know we have a little cheese obsession. There is rarely a party in our home without a cheese overdose… and you know what goes really well with cheese? (everything?) Oh yes, Chocolate! It’s time for chocolate to have its moment. It’s overdue.

Chocolate trayThis little chocolate board is super easy to whip up for a last minute gathering. Just stamp labels for the flavors before you unwrap each bar of chocolate, add some pretty flowers and arrange them all together on an oversized cutting board. Bonus points for dark chocolate cupcakes! 😉

Breakfast trayThis next idea is for a morning get together. This is awesome if you have weekend guests, but you know you’ll be too busy to cook a big brunch. Just get some croissants, butter, jam and French press coffee and cream. What more could you need?

MmmThese quick paper flowers were made with a technique practically identical to this, but with craft paper and floral wire. xo. Elsie

Credits// Author: Elsie Larson, Photographer: Janae Hardy

  • Hi Cassie-
    Thanks so much! Here’s the link to our DIY table- https://abeautifulmess.com/2012/12/elsies-.html
    elsie

  • I love your table. Can you direct me to a link where you talk about how you did it or where you got it?

    Thanks!

  • Love it! Especially the chocolate squares. MMMMmmmm

    Gypsy Plunder Vintage Shop

  • This is a wonderful idea! Love it!

    Lulu xx

    www.luluslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

  • Wow wow wow, I absolutely love this, so beautiful! http://londonlapin.blogspot.co.uk/

  • where did you get that little cow creamer container!? a local cafe has one and i’ve always wanted one!

    x
    http://thewearwithal.typepad.com/

  • Lovely ideas! I fear I would consume all of it before anyone even arrived though.

    merredee.blogspot.com

  • What a fun and great idea – gotta love chocolate!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

  • Ooh that lovely breakfast tray would definitely upgrade anyone to hostess-with-the-mostess status.

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  • I love lindt choc!

    http://talisatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/homedics-ultraslim-pro-at-home-slimming.html

  • Beautiful photos! And breakfast is the most romantic eating time:)
    andeleblog.com

  • Of course, your posts are always amazing – but loving the photography of this one, really awesome.

    -Maggie
    maggiefinejewelry.com

  • Love the croissants tray idea! How clever. My boyfriend would love that.

  • What a good idea! I love the breakfast one especially–get up early and sneak it onto the table before the others wake.

  • if you don’t mind, where is your french press from?
    my husband and i have been looking for one, and that looks like a good size. plus, i love the gold!

  • oh, decorating with chocolate. you can’t go wrong with that.

    vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

  • Nice. i like the idea for breakfast. Anyway, i really like the lamp above the table. Really! 🙂
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  • great ideas for perfect breakfast,,soo cute ^^

    http://sonya-thaniya.blogspot.com/

  • Delicious and oh so pretty!!! I love that idea with the chocolate!
    xx,
    E.
    www.theslowpace.com

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  • hmmm chocolate ahhhh, Want it all.

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  • so simple and cute!
    thanks for sharing.

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/

  • LOVE the breakfast tray! So cute. And those little chocolate labels are darling! Great ideas! 🙂

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

  • That’s the yummiest idea that I saw today. Fair play girls you did well

    tsiou, from http://inwhirlofinspiration.com

  • I love this idea for entertaining guests! Perfect for dessert or just for wine and sweet evening. Lovely post!

  • Mmmmm, i love orange chocolate. Great centerpieces xx

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  • Both ideas are wonderful! Must find an excuse (like the upcoming holidays) to use one or both!

  • These are both perfect! So quick and easy. I love dark chocolate more than anything and we have that same cow creamer! It is so cute!
    Leah Faye
    a clover and a bee

  • Love the tea tray idea for weekend guests, Keeps the guest traffic out from under foot while I’m fixing breakfast. Cheers!
    Lori in Atlanta

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