Good news: For this party, celebrate your everyday dishware. For a sleek tablecloth update, fold and iron the long sides under so the cloth is only as wide as the table and doesn't hang over. Arranged seats set people at ease: Go with name cards when you want certain people to sit next to each other (wink, wink, college friend; nudge, nudge, work friend). Or, for a fun riff on that formality, opt for cards that simply read "boy" and girl," as we did here. For soft lighting, we placed low votives around two traditional tapers and finished the look with faux (yes, faux!) magnolia blossoms.