Sheva Brachot DIY Centerpieces & Set Up

Sheva Brachot are a time of celebration. The bride and groom are treated like a king and queen for the week. In their honor, it is customary to decorate the table and make it beautiful. 

I am time challenged. The drive for beauty needed to be tempered with a practical need for an easy clean up. 

The salads were made by my sister-in-laws. I didn’t know this, but the mother of the groom, my sister-in-law, Hana, loves to make salads. They were a work of art. I could taste the love!

 We bonded in the kitchen, while chopping vegetables and washing pots, and setting the table.

You can see how great and beautiful they were. 

To save time, we used store bought ranch and Caesar salad dressing. Raizel was very happy! They are her favorites.

In addition, my other sister in law also brought the wine. She and my husband are minor wine connoisseurs. So, her selections were perfect and well chosen.

For the tables, we used very fancy plastic tableware, tablecloths, runners and napkin holders. I was very pleased with the results:


For such a special events, many people make beautiful and often creative centerpieces. I was very excited with the centerpieces I made:


In general, I have a set of mirrors, bud vases, silk flowers and colored stones that I use for special occasions. This time, I thought I would try something different.

I took the mirrors and using a glue stick, put glue over them. Then, I put silver glitter over glued mirrors and let them dry.


After that, I put a heart shaped candle holder and a tea light in the center for the final effect. 

The tablecloths, plates and napkin rings were also silver, so everything matched.

To make it a little more brighter and more festive, I put flowers on the table too.

When the ShevaBrachot were over, I simply washed the glitter off the mirrors. Despite my husband’s concerns, there was very little mess.

Simple, fast and easy with a touch of elegance!

Mazel tov!πŸŽ‰

44 thoughts on “Sheva Brachot DIY Centerpieces & Set Up

  1. CHCooks says:

    The table is so beautifully arranged Carol, I forgot to mention it in the last post πŸ™‚ The salads looks gorgeous πŸ™‚ As you said, when something is made with love it tastes and looks great πŸ™‚ Your idea for DIY centerpiece is also very nice!

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  2. Lynz Real Cooking says:

    Wow this is lovely Carol! ok so for one week after marriage there are these special dinners? I love your mirror with glitter, what a beautiful centerpiece. I want to share these posts on my “Just had to share” on Fridays and reblog them! Thanks for such a rich cultural tradition! So special!

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