reader question of the week #2

reader question of the week #2:

"My good friend's husband has been in Iraq for the past year and will be returning home next month(yippee!!!), so she is planning a "welcome home" party for him.  Just wondering if you have any thoughts on  decor/centerpieces?  I am usually a very creative person when it comes to party planning, but, I am stuck on this one.  I would appreciate any help! -Lisa"