March is Women’s History Month, and our family dinner book club theme is Fairness. I wanted to set up a tablescape to encompass both themes. A floral centerpiece felt like the perfect feminine element for my table. I took all the flowers I could find and arranged them into a tablerunner. A few candles add to the ambience. Aren’t the napkins folded into roses just the prettiest touch?!
My favorite part, though, are the easy paper flowers. I cut out two different flower shapes, attached them to chenille stems, and wrote the names of important women in history on the petals. During mealtime, you can pick a flower and talk to your children about the impact these various women have had on history.
As I was cleaning up my tablescape, I was left with just the paper flowers. So I thought it would be fun to set up a quick centerpiece using them. This is an easier option if you don’t have a whole bunch of flowers lying around like I do! (Scroll all the way down to see my simpler centerpiece.)
Here are links to all the women I wrote on my own flowers for inspiration. Biography Online is a fun place get some quick information on them. Wikipedia is great, too.
Marie M. Daly.
Mae C. Jemison.