So far for the guest seating tree I have spray painted two branches gold (I actually did them about a year ago as a 'test' to see how they looked and ended up keeping them in my garage this whole time) - AND at Dollarama the other day mom and I found really cute little lanterns (much cheaper than the ones at Michales) and they are pink, but they come all apart so we can spray paint them, probably ivory or maybe a nice dark brown.
We also got little fake tea lights, as they are easy, and a lot safer as this guest tree will probably be sitting on a table made of hay bails and old barn boards!
I also did a VERY rough mock up of one of the table lists to show what they will look like hanging all around the tree. In the photo I used raffia, but i might also use ribbon so that they can hang down lower. And I just used computer paper but for the real thing i will use a nice metallic card stock or maybe a textured type paper!
Here are some photos - Picture the Lanterns in Ivory or Chocolate! (the lipsitck colour pink does not go with the theme!)