Are you throwing your first dinner party, perhaps hosting a fun group and looking for unique table settings? Or are you a seasoned entertainer that loves to host friends and family for different occasions throughout the year?
Regardless, this is where you’ll find inspiration for elegant table settings that are sure to impress your guests. Gorgeous table settings don’t have to cost a fortune, and you don’t need to spend hours designing. Simple is often better, and many of my favorite ideas can be accomplished in five minutes or less.
A beautiful table setting sets the mood for your entire dining experience. While you’ll find the appropriate formal place settings in this category, you’ll see that I also like to bend the rules.
Planning an intimate gathering with lifelong friends for Friendsgiving? Perfect, I’ve got the inspiration for that. Hosting your family for a formal or casual Christmas dinner? You’re going to love these ideas!
Often, my favorite table settings start with simple flowers and flickering candlelight. I prefer to lean on seasonal elements, occasionally incorporating fruit or vegetables that speak to the natural elements we’ll find outdoors. Branches, leaves and berries are perfect to enhance fall table settings. For Christmas, I love to use vibrant winter greenery. In the spring, I enjoy incorporating eggs and beautiful bulbs like tulips. Perhaps some vintage American flags can grace your table during the summer as a nod to the summertime holidays we all enjoy.
One of the greatest joys in entertaining is hosting a baby shower or wedding shower for a loved one. In these situations, the level of formality can certainly vary. Incorporating elements that the mom-to-be is using in her nursery will make your place settings come to life. When a bride chooses color and style for her wedding, it’s easy to include these elements in the place settings for her bridal shower as well.
Equally important to the look and style of your place settings is your investment of time and funds. I’ve got so many ideas that will help you accomplish a beautiful table with very little time, on a budget that will leave you with more room for delicious treats and drinks! Let’s focus on the joy of hosting our loved ones, with treasured memories to last a lifetime.