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punch bowl in the center of a table
Punch Up Your Centerpiece
"A unexpected trick is to combine the bar and the centerpiece. Set a beautiful punch bowl in the center of the table—it makes a great-looking decoration, and people can serve themselves drinks. Put fruit, edible flowers or large frozen chunks of ice in it, and surround it with votives. You'll save money on flowers and table decorations, and, if you're serving punch, you avoid having to stock a full bar for all your guests." —Linnea Johansson, author of Perfect Parties: Recipes and Tips from a New York Party Planner (Skyhorse Publishing, 2012)