I’m so happy spring is finally here! We’ve had a couple of 60 degree days in Chicago and I’m ready for this weather to stick around! Below I’m sharing the details of how you can create a beautiful blue & green tablescape for any spring occasion, with links so you can shop the look!
I was so excited to host my girlfriends for one last hurrah before our baby girl arrives in April. There will definitely be plenty more get-togethers in our near-future, but there are a few of us who are expecting, so this is the last time we could make it happen without having to coordinate sitters and/or husband duty.
I started to design the tablescape after I stumbled across the floral blue & green floral tablecloth pictured at Homegoods. Blue and green is one of my favorite color combos, so I was thrilled to find it at such a reasonable price!
For the centerpiece, I used white hurricane vases that have a similar petal pattern as the tablecloth to hold the flower arrangements. I bought a couple bunches of green hydrangeas to keep things simple (I was also running short on time ☺️).
To make the arrangements, I cut down the flowers all the way up by the tiny stems at the top so that each was only about 2-3 inches long. I added wet plant oasis inside two white ramekins, and started to fill them. Once they were full, I placed one ramekin inside each hurricane and some moss at the base of the vase. To finish, I sprinkles in a few candles, used a couple small lanterns as accents, and flanked the centerpiece with two large S.Pellegrino bottles (you could also use champagne!).
For the place setting, I went with my favorite everyday china from Crate & Barrel and set the plates on woven place mats. I found the adorable potted grass place card holders on sale at Pottery Barn — they may still have some at your local store, but they are no longer selling them online because they’re sold out (otherwise I would’ve linked below!).
The napkins were also a Homegoods find. I decided to go with a crown napkin fold, but laid it flat on the plate vs. standing up. My one piece of advice if yo want to do a crown napkin fold is to have your iron handy so you can get a clean fold. I attempted one without an iron and it didn’t look as good 😉.
On the menu for the night we enjoyed:
- Appetizer: Shrimp & Zhoug Cauliflower Crust Flatbread – this is my recipe! I was thrilled the gals loved it so much, I’ll post it on EWG sometime this week!
- Salad: Arugula, Radicchio and Parmesan Salad from Ina
- Entree: Asparagus Fettucine Carbonara from Food Network Kitchen
- The one thing I would recommend doing differently is saving more than 1/2 cup of your pasta water. I used ~2 cups to thin out the Parmesan & egg mix once I added to the pasta so it was nice and smooth!
Shop the look:
- Scalloped Dinner Plates
- White ceramic cutout hurricane vases
- Floral chip & dip tray
- Similar woven placemats
- Bamboo Flatware is no longer being sold @ World Market, but a similar set can be found here
- Similar tablecloths can be found here and here
- Similar napkins can be found here
- Similar green bubbled glasses can be found here and here
Are you hosting any spring get-togethers? If you end up re-creating this look or hosting family & friends, I’d love to see it! Comment and share below!