I documented the whole process and learned a lot. Next Fall I plan to run a series of posts about how to stay sane and organized while tearing up home base. Here's a hint: it all starts with the closets. I'll also make the information available in an eBook, complete with printables and spreadsheet templates.
I used two colors of "pom-pom" yarn for the garland. Next will come turquoise feathers and red hearts. I love the tension between hot red and cool blue that makes both colors seem to glow.
The first one has a candy stripe theme. It's really easy to do. The place settings were very simple, alternating red and white layers. I chose unadorned china to go with the more playful energy of the candy. And my family has enjoyed stealing them from the plates. It is definitely one that brings out the inner kids!