Friday Four: Spring Tablescapes

New seasons bring about new ways to decorate! We are so excited about fresh spring tablescapes and wanted to share four of our current favorites. These decor options are easy to adapt to your space, making your event one that your guests are sure to remember!

Burlap & Bird Nests

Merging a chic rustic feel with fresh outdoor pieces, this look is great for all your events. With a lot of DIY elements, this is a cheap alternative that can be built with goodies straight from your backyard.

Look for a simple white or ivory tablecloth as your base. Then layer on your burlap accents by way of napkins or a table runner. You can make these elements with a bolt of burlap from your local craft store, cutting the pieces to perfectly fit your space.

Next, build out your adorable bird nests. You can display these as napkin rings or place them inside a candle cloche. The simple colors of your eggs will blend beautifully with your burlap and the greenery adds a pop of color. You can also use colored branches and moss to add to the outdoor feel. If you are afraid of the “Easter look” coming through, try switching up your eggs for hydrangeas or peonies for a fuller birds nest. You can also fill in wooden birdhouses throughout the tables or hang them if the space allows.

For more fun, try a kids table for painting eggs or a hot tea station equipped with vintage tea cups!

White, Woods & Greenery

This tablescape is for our classic lovers. Simple, clean and elegant, this white scene POPS! with bold greenery.

Look for crisp white linens and china to create a smooth palette for your green colors. Ivy and white roses make for the perfect floral combination. Try a bold metal centerpiece with overflowing floral or use your greenery to create a unique table runner. There are so many ways you can use floral to create the look that is tailored to your style and event.

If you want to add a little something extra, buy (or create!) wood slices that can be used as chargers or coasters. You can also use gold chairs, flatware or rimmed stemware for some flare. Less is more with this theme, so keep it simple!

Add the wow factor by setting up a table for your guests to use the extra ivory to create their own flower crowns. Baby’s breath is a great accent piece for this craft and looks gorgeous in close up shots.

Vibrant Gardens

This is my personal favorite. This theme brightly shouts spring from its floral selections to its color palette and will instantly transform your space into a vibrant garden.

This look is all about customization depending on your event. You have a lot of wiggle room when it comes to your base. You can truly use anything from a wooden picnic table to seersucker to a simple white tablecloth. The same goes with your choice of flatware and stemware. We recommend a simple base, like a white or wood, and build in jewel tones with your glassware, napkins, centerpiece vessels or candles.

For your flowers, pick something bright. We love the obvious choice for spring: tulips! These are playful flowers that come in a variety of colors and are readily available at your local grocery store this time of year. Try using vintage wooden crates to build out your centerpieces. You can use old milk bottles and glass jugs to create a more eclectic feel.

For this theme, you can get creative with your activities and dessert. For the kids, try making “dirt cups”. For your adults, send them home with a mason jar full of soil and seeds so that they can grow the memory of your event into something they can keep! We are also in love with “seed paper” right now. This can be used for your invitations or place cards.

Blue Showers

Who knew grandma’s old blue china could be repurposed into something so great? This look is another twist on a classic and is so versatile.

Begin with a clean slate of white. Choose lace accents with your runner or napkins. This theme is soft and delicate so make sure that is reflected in the pieces you are choosing! You can head for a strong French blue table setting or go with a more casual feel just using the blue as a color palette and accent. This will depend on the type of the event you are having.

As far as your flowers go, keep it simple. White tulips or hydrangeas pair well with the busy china patterns. Sterling silver or pewter matches this look the best. Try looking for centerpiece vessels in these metals and tie them back to your flatware. You can incorporate fun features like tall candlesticks, doilies and blue glass bottles.

Entertain your guests with French pastries and teatime!

We hope that you enjoyed these themes. Try implementing these into your events this spring. When you produce something lovely, tell us bout it! Tag us on Instagram @socialcatering or on Facebook at Social Catering & Events. Happy spring planning!

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