April is National Garden Month! I know, I know… the month is almost over — but I’ve been thinking about setting up this tablescape since last summer after spotting the cutest little succulent place holders at Target, and I finally found the time to put it all together. I’m happy to get to share all the up-close details with you!
This is my second tablescape after designing my Valentine’s DIY arrangement. I had so much fun with that one that I couldn’t wait to have my second go at it! Tablescapes are easily created with layers and decorative items grouped together to convey a unique experience and feel. Since we’ve been homebound lately, I found pieces we already have around our house to use in the center of my set up.
I found these tiny succulent pots at the Target Dollar Spot on sale last summer which obviously sets the theme for me. I love the combination of black, pinks, golds, and terra cotta with natural elements so I wanted to incorporate those tones and textures.
A simple brunch menu with light options seemed perfect for my garden party. Fresh strawberries and cantaloupe, crescent rolls, and orange juice bring a lot of color to this spread. When I plan my food for parties, I think of how aesthetically pleasing they’ll go along with my decor. I love those extra pops of hues!
I cut small pieces of white cardstock and numbered my place cards with a gold Sharpie paint pen. Write your guest’s names instead for a more personal touch!
I recently purchased this faux lemon plant in the terra cotta pot from Target that’s part of the Chip and Joanna Gaines Magnolia collection, Hearth & Hand™. I love this line! For a faux plant, it looks pretty real. It’s great quality and under $5! I used these white dotted candlesticks that I’ve had for years to add height to my centerpiece with gold and white ombre taper candles. I’m a little obsessed with geometric shapes and this piece fit perfectly in the mix.
My bamboo placemats are great additions for the natural elements I was going for. I layered each setting with white and black ceramic plates, then accented them with my gold banded dessert plates. And of course topped with these adorable potted succulents.
I chose tall glass tumblers for sipping our orange juice from Target’s Room Essentials™ set. My daughter loves using these black and white paper straws with all of her beverages. They’re a must on my tablescapes by request.
And the last detail to each place setting are my Hampton Forge copper flatware. I purchased these in 2017 as a Christmas gift to myself and I absolutely love them. They’ve held up great with no scratches, and dishwasher safe. We use them every day!
My latest purchase is the mid-century ceramic pot and wooden stand in the middle here. I chose this planter in “Indian pink”. It’s almost a peachy blush but I really like the softness of it. The small plant inside it is from Ikea, but I couldn’t find it on their website. I got it a few years back!
The 6 feet garland I’m using as a runner for my tablescape was a great find from Michael’s that I bought earlier this year. It’s perfect for spring and parties. I used it when I hosted my sweet niece Ayra’s birthday party! I love the green and coral foliage. It adds a bit of whimsy to our table!
I adore how this tablescape came out! The colors flow, it’s bright and fun, and we felt pretty fancy dining here together as a family! My daughter couldn’t wait so sit at the table and kept asking me, “Are you done taking photos yet?”
Here’s a last overhead view of my garden party themed tablescape — as soon as I captured my last photo, we sat down together and had a pretty sweet brunch. And we definitely felt fancy because this ain’t how we eat every day! Lol
Even our kitty, Aja joined us! Not for long, but she had to see for herself what the fuss was all about.
Thanks for reading along, I hope I’ve inspired my readers to make your own garden party! Stay happy and healthy, guys!