Here are my ideas so far:
2. DIY napkin ring from Making It Lovely
3. Pier 1
4. Crate and Barrel
middle image: Hostess with the Mostess
Finally, my centerpiece...I love the idea of using candles. I don't know why. It just seems so cozy. While I like the look of the above image, I am currently leaning towards not using letters on my candles, but instead just wrapping each candle with a pretty paper and ribbon in my color scheme. My logic is purely economical; by doing that, I will not have to buy nearly as many candles. White pillar candles are always a necessity, so I can justify buying a handful or so, but I don't know if I need 12 of them sitting around...ya know?
So, what do you all think? Do you DIY your entertaining or buy whatever you need?