Festival of Tables

Festival of Tables:  Themed Table Events

Julia Bettencourt

Posted September 23, 2010 


A Festival of Tables is just basically making each table at an event look different but within the same theme or idea.

Table teams are each appointed a table to decorate.  It's always good to have a team captain so someone is ultimately in charge.

This is a great way to get your ladies involved in doing something for your event.  It will not only allow them to feel useful and able to use their talents and gifts for the Lord but also will lighten the load of the leadership.

A Festival of Tables can be used for a seasonal banquet or any type of retreat or event.


Make basic decisions about your event.

One thing you will need to decide on is whether you want tableware such as the dishes/cups/silverware you'll be eating off of included on the tables or if you just want decorations only.  That's something you will need to inform your table teams of ahead of time.

You'll also need to figure out how many tables you are doing.  For some of these you may need to assign two or more tables of the same thing, depending on your total number of tables.  Don't worry, nothing ever turns out the same when done by different people. 


Ideas for events below:


Color Table Event

Assign each table team a color.

Everything on the table should be variations of that color. 


Theme/Devotional Ideas:

Color Me Beautiful

Color Your World with Love

Getting Along with our Differences - See Formula for Women's Ministry

The Inviting Colors of Fall

Workshops:

Designer to talk about colors

Door Prizes/Favors:

Color Wheels  



Holiday Table Event

Assign each table team a holiday.

Everything on the table should be things that go along with the holiday assigned.


Table Suggestions:

New Years, Valentines, Easter, Mothers Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Theme/Devotional Ideas: Holiday Extravaganza, Celebration - Of new life.


Door Prizes/Favors:

Any type of party or holiday favor



Spring Table Event

Assign each table a spring object.

Everything on the table should be that object or things that tie together with that object. 


Table Suggestions: 

Ducks, Butterflies, Insects (Bees, Ladybugs), Flowers, Umbrellas-Rain, Chicks-Eggs, Spring Cleaning 


Theme/Devotional Ideas:

God Makes Everything New In His Time 

Spring Into Step Devotional

Spring Clean up for Heart and Soul Devotional

Spring Retreat


Door Prizes/Favors:

Butterfly magnets or anything associated with spring.



Fall Table Event


Assign each table a Fall object.

Everything on the table should be variations of that object or things that tie together with it.

 

Table Suggestions:

Pumpkins, Squash/Guards, Acorns-Squirrels, Scarecrows, Leaves, Wheat


Theme/Devotional Ideas:

Fall Retreat 

Harvest Dinner 

Fall Into Serving

Falling Before Jesus Devotional


Door Prizes/Favors:

Cider mix packet

Mini Pumpkin (Tie on a verse tag.)

Any fall item  



Christmas Table Event


Assign each table a Christmas object.

Everything on the table should be variations of that object or things that tie together with it. 


Table Suggestions:

Bells, Stars, Angels, Snowmen, Gifts, Nativity (manger scenes), Christmas baking, Gingerbread, Ornaments 


Theme/Devotional Ideas:

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Banquet  

Under the Gift Wrap Devotional


Workshops:

Have someone demonstrate a Christmas craft, Christmas recipe, or wrapping technique.



Noah's Ark Table Event

Assign each table a different animal.

Everything on the table should be that animal or things that tie with it.


Table Suggestions:

Giraffes, Elephants, Bears, Zebras, Monkeys, Lions, Rainbows


Theme/Devotional Ideas:

Rainbows and Promises

At Rainbow's End Women's Theme


Door Prizes/Favors:

Bookmarks with promises of God on them



Flower Table Event

Assign each table a different flower.

Everything on the table should be that flower or things embellished with that particular flower that's assigned.


Table Suggestions:

Tulips, Roses, Lilacs, Pansies, Daisies, Sunflowers


Theme/Devotional Ideas:   

Fragrance of Beauty Devotional

Pretty Flowers all in a Row Devotional

Flower Language Devotional

Everything's Coming up Flowers Women's Theme


Door Prizes/Favors:

Single flowers or anything embellished with flowers such as cloth handkerchiefs



Bird Table Event

Assign each table a different bird.

Everything on the table should be that bird or things embellished with that particular bird or that ties with the bird that's assigned.


Table Suggestions:

Flamingos, Parrots, Robins, Redbirds, Blue Jays, Sparrows, Eagles


Theme/Devotional Ideas:   

Even the Sparrows Devotional

Going to the Birds Devotional

Flock in for Fellowship Women's Theme

Sing to the Lord


Door Prizes/Favors:

Anything embellished with birds

Craft nest

Chocolate nest

Mini birdhouses



Farm Table Event


Assign each able a different farm animal.

Everything on the table should be that animal or things associated with it.


Table Suggestions:

Cows-Milk, Pigs, Horses, Ducks, Sheep, Chickens-Roosters, Dogs, Cats


Theme/Devotional Ideas   

Farm Fresh Friends

A Sincere Desire for the Word (Got Milk?) Devotional

Got Milk? Women's Theme


Door Prizes/Favors:

Anything associated with a farm



Fruit Table Event

Assign each table a fruit.

Everything on the table should be revolve around that particular fruit.


Table Suggestions:

Peaches, Apples, Bananas, Watermelon, Strawberries, Grapes, Pears


Theme/Devotional Ideas:   

Fruit of the Spirit

Provisions Devotional

Fruit of the Spirit Women's Theme


Door Prizes/Favors:

An apple, pear or anything embellished with fruit



Missionary/Country Table Event

Assign each table a different country.

Everything on the table should be associated with the country assigned.


Table Suggestions:

Mexico/Spain, Italy, Germany, France (Use countries that you support missionaries in)


Theme/Devotional Ideas:

Missionary Banquet

Around the World 

Go Ye

Good, Good News! Devotional

Good, Good News! Devotional

See a list of Missionary Theme Title ideas here. 


Door Prizes/Favors:

Missionary Prayer Cards



Fashion Table Event

Assign each table a different object concerning fashion.

Everything on the table should be associated with the fashion item assigned.


Table Suggestions:

Make-up, Shoes, Purses, Belts, Clothes in general, Scarves-Hats, Jewelry


Theme/Devotional Ideas:

What's In Your Purse Devotional

What Not to Wear Devotional

Order My Steps Devotional

Beautiful Woman in Christ Devotional

Fashion Parade

Fashion Women's Theme


Door Prizes/Favors:

Make-up or perfume sample



Miscellaneous Table Event

Assign teams to decorate tables for an event but don't give them a particular object or theme to use but just the event itself such as teas, Mother-Daughter banquets, or seasonal banquets and events.


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