Hi, Tina from the Crop Crew here!
One of the best parts about my job is getting to see how creative our guests get with the crop themes! We unveil new crop themes each year and as soon as they are announced, people put their thinking caps on and start designing! Here are some of the trends I have noticed so far.
This year has been an amazing year for our table decorating contests! We have watched tables get transformed into racetracks, slumber parties, and the Land of Oz, with the latest theme being the Wild Thing Jungle. It is not surprising that our guests are a creative bunch, but what impresses me half the time is the construction that goes into completing them.
We have seen people construct decorations with PVC pipes, pool noodles, and lots of cardboard. Sometimes it takes people 20 minutes to construct a masterpiece, and sometimes I have watched others work for two hours straight.
A new trend that we see emerging is decorating the front of the table. Sometimes putting items in the middle of your crop table takes up precious creative space. I totally get that. But here is an option that doesn’t take up any space on your crop table with no more shifting things for your decorations. It’s a genius idea!
Another angle of the new trend of decorating the head of the table is that once you are sitting at your table, you feel a part of your decorations without having anything over your head. These gals decorated both sides of their creation. If you were walking by, your view of their creation would be the same from where they were sitting. I loved the idea that they decorated both the front and the back to get the full effect of their design.
What else has been popular table decor trends at the crop, you ask? Staged photo ops! After all, we are scrapbookers and we love pictures! It is the best way to encourage interaction at our crops. One of my favorite recent photo ops was this safari jeep! We had some of the cutest pictures taken with this scene. Once again, notice the trend here? It is at the front of the table and takes up no table top space!
Are you worried because you aren’t a table of four? No need to fret, look how these two gals decorated their table for two! If you sit across from your friend you are able to put your decor down the middle of the table. Look at how sophisticated these decorations look! And the lights really caught my eye; it is so gorgeous.
If you are not one to decorate your table, you can still feel like you’re participating by taking a walk around the crop and looking at all the tables. Snap a picture of your favorite decor and post it for all to see! Don’t forget to use our hashtag #ssbecrop and you can see all the decorations from across the United States. Enjoy marveling at all the creations!
See you at the Crop!