For the focal point of my dining room table I use an assortment of candles of varying sizes, and cut fresh greens from around my yard. If you are seating everyone around the table, it’s best to keep your arrangement low so everyone can see each other from across the table. Otherwise, if you are doing buffet style and everyone is moving around the room, you can go high with your arrangement as you see in this photo. Cutting fresh greens reminds me of my mother. She would often cut fresh greens from her garden.
I use the battery operated candles, so I don’t have to worry about blowing them out.