Party Table Decorating Tips

Who doesn't love a good party? As Summer will be over in a few months I wanted to share my favorite tips to creating a perfect party table so you can throw one last hurrah for the season. This tablescape design is also perfect for a feminine birthday shindig, tea party, Easter or even a Hen / Bachelorette party. Keep reading to find out all my styling secrets.

I simply used items I already had lying around the house as well as a few beautiful decorations from Talking Tables . Decorating a room for a party really doesn't need to cost a fortune, you only need a few key decorative elements to add real impact. Talking Tables have so many options and I've listed everything I used below in case you want to pick something out yourself.

Make a Backdrop

I began with a long strip of beautiful floral bunting which I attached to the wall with decorative washi tape. I then bunched the three cream honeycomb balls together and hung them right in the middle of the wall above the table. To disguise the boring white wall I then made up the floral and pink round paper lanterns and lay them right at the back of the table to cover as much of the wall as possible. You could also hang tissue paper garlands or strips of crepe paper streamers like I did for my craft party photoshoot.

Lay Down a Base

I started with my dining table and a plain white tablecloth as my first layer. Whatever your party theme is it's a good idea to start with a neutral or plain cloth and add on the pops of colour and pattern from there. I also laid down some linen napkins flat on the table so that the rustic stoneware plates would stand out from the pale tablecloth.

Place Settings

For the individual places around the table I first lay down a charger plate then a smaller dinner plate on top using my Mid Century stoneware. If you're hosting a larger sit down party you may want to buy or make your own place settings. On top of the plates I popped a cute kraft paper goodie bag which I sealed with a gold bulldog clip, the places were finished off simply with a few bay leaves. To make things even prettier and more fragrant you could make up some mini bouquets for each place using rosemary and lavender to complement the bay leaves. I'm sure your guests would love to take home a little sprig of herbs and flowers.

I used some pink ombre and metallic gold cups at each place setting (saves on the washing up) and draped some rustic ribbon across the table as a slightly more sophisticated alternative to party poppers and streamers.

Finishing Touches

I gathered up everything I had in my kitchen that matched the feminine botanical theme of the party and dotted around a few stoneware jugs, carafes for water as well as a lovely mint green milk glass tumbler and Mid Century style mini vase. These various vessels held the chalk board signs ready to be calligraphed with the food and drink options as well as a selection of green and gold paper straws.

I filled a handmade wire basket with a bunch of pink flowers for the centre of the table, a nice change from a floral arrangement in a vase. I think this idea helped add a more relaxed look to the table too. The last thing I did was scatter a few branches of foliage on the corners of the table.

Party table decor done!

The products I used from Talking Tables, Accordion Lanterns £10 per pack, Cream Honeycomb Balls £6.50 per pack, Blossom and Brogues Garland £7, Blossom and Brogues Chalk Signs £7, Gold Ribbon Spool £7.50, We Heart Pink Paper Cups £3.50, Kraft Spot Bags £3, Gold Straws £3

Let me know if you found my tips and explanation helpful and I hope that you can see that decorating for a party doesn't need to be stressful or difficult. Happy partying!

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