There's nothing like gathering around the table with family and friends for a great meal. But what makes it better is when you add a special personal touch. Remember, it's the little details that can make a big difference in creating a memorable and enjoyable dining experience with loved ones. So, here's 5 Key Elements for an Amazing Tablescape, because you might as well dine in Style.
Theme: Set the table with decor that reflects the occasion, whether it's a holiday, birthday, or just a casual get-together.
Centerpiece: Create a focal point for your tablescape with a stunning centerpiece. Of course, you can never go wrong with a fresh flower arrangement, but honestly a unique decor item could do the trick as well.
Tableware: Select tableware that coordinates with your theme and complements your centerpiece, including plates, glasses, and flatware. For an even more interesting table, I always suggest incorporating patterns and/or texture. Pro Tip: You don't have to be matchy-matchy. It's ok to have a little fun!
Candles: Add ambiance to your tablescape with appropriate lighting. This could be tea lights, candleabras, votives, or taper candles. Your choice should be based off scale of the table and your centerpiece.
Details: Pay attention to small details, such as place cards, napkin rings, and table runners, to tie everything together and create a cohesive look.
BONUS: Here are some more ways to make your next gathering even more special an elevate the experience.
Cook a dish that has sentimental value, such as a family recipe or a dish that reminds you of a special memory.
Play some background music that fits the mood or theme of the gathering. Pro Tip: Make sure it's not too loud as to not drown out conversations.
Make sure to have plenty of drinks and snacks available to keep everyone comfortable and satisfied throughout the meal.
Happy Dining & Celebrating..... in Style! ~ Shanina