Event idea you can use common items that residents mjght have from items they have used. Like small paper ice cream containers. They can make their own decor with this event. Cement planters by Ruffled.
Draw the patterns on the ceramic dishes with a Pebeo Porcelaine 150 Paint Pen (the color I used was Lapis), allow them to dry for 24 hours, then bake them in the oven to set the ink. Super easy and I love the results: