I found this picture of a "Wishing Tree" on one of my favorite blogs Hostess with the Mostess and her coverage of the "Oh How Tweet" baby shower. For this baby shower each guest writes a wish for the baby or mother (or both) and ties it to a branch in the centerpiece. After the shower the mother can put the wish cards in a scrapbook to always reflect on this special time in her life.
Some more decorative idea's of things to hang are as follows:
- Miniature tissue paper pom poms (How To instructions are located at http://marthsastewartweddings.com/article/pom-poms-and-luminaries)
- Ornate butterflies for a butterfly themed party or for a nice springtime effect. (Clip on butterflies, bird, bumble bees, etc. can be found at Michaels. Butterflies can also be found at www.potterybarnkids.com)
- Lightweight luminaries are an elegant touch for more formal affairs
- Miniature pumpkins for Halloween, decorated eggs for Easter, homemade valentines for Valentines day.
This was a Tree Branch centerpiece I did for my Halloween party. I spray painted the branches black, bought these cute miniature Jack-O-Lanterns from Michaels and filled a large plastic cauldron with floral styrofoam and covered the top with fake cobwebs.
Tree Branches can be painted to fit the theme or occasion but most times I find that leaving them their natural brown color works best.