Whether acknowledging a special holiday or other major life milestone, there is no doubt that food plays a major role in how we celebrate these moments. For many, that means the creation of elaborate or traditional meals. While a delicious meal will bring family and friends together around the same table, many hosts wish to make the event even more special. This can be done in a wide variety of ways. However, one of the most common is by crafting an unforgettable tablescape.
What is Garden Tablescaping?
Tablescaping refers to the process of decorating the dining table through the use of fresh cut flower arrangements, candles, and/or other items. While elaborate tablescapes are common at events like weddings, they may also be set more casually. Garden themed tablescapes are especially popular throughout the summer months and into the fall.
How to Create Tablescapes
Taking inspiration from your garden is a great way to explore new tablescaping ideas. Tablescaping with plants will not only create an atmosphere that is fresh and vibrant, but it will also save on cost. For those having a thriving vegetable or flower garden, tablescaping may be exceptionally easy. Types of tablescapes may range in composition from only vegetables, only flowers, or a combination of both.
Fall is especially popular when tablescaping with plants. Plants such as ornamental gourds, pumpkins, sunflowers, and chrysanthemums create the perfect fall color palette. Incorporating various types of flowers and vegetables helps party hosts to create a lavish sense of abundance.
Tablescapes created during early spring can evoke feelings of freshness and rejuvenation. The use of tulips in a vase, as well as fresh spring greens like lettuce and carrots, allow the tablescape to look both inviting and elegant.
When it comes to creating a garden themed tablescape, the options are only limited by your own imagination. With a little bit of creative thinking and a do it yourself attitude, we are able to construct decorative tablescapes that guests are sure to remember.