Make the most of hosting loved ones this summer and take inspiration from our tablescape styling ideas. From kids’ parties to intimate weddings at home, set yourself up as the best host ever, and invest in quality dinnerware that will have you covered for each and every occasion in style.
Embrace a rather fitting botanical theme for the garden with floral decorated dinnerware and table decor. When it comes to added extras, keep glassware and accessories like napkins pared back to keep the focus on the main event, providing a soft aesthetic. Decor can include a couple of vases of fresh or faux flowers, and why not make an occasion of it with a flower arranging class? Your guests will not only leave with a gift, but also positive memories.
An At-Home Wedding
Whilst wedding restrictions have been lifted, many are still opting for an intimate occasion spent with their nearest and dearest at home. Keep tablescape styling classic (and on brand) with white dinnerware and neutral accents. Royal Worcester and Sophie Conran have some beautiful, elevated offerings. Crystal glassware is perfect for toasting to, and when it comes to the fabrics of the tablecloth, stick to whites and creams.
Cocktails and Tapas
You can always count on cocktails (or mocktails) for an evening of fun. A carefully considered wooden serving board is forever a smart investment, whether serving cheese, meats or canapes, it’s something you’ll get out time and time again. You could even recreate your own Graze style platter, ensuring the table is at its fullest with plenty of meats and cheese. When it comes to the glasses, the more fun, the better – with a chic cocktail glass, perfect for cheers-ing (and recording the whole experience for Instagram, obviously).
Fun For the Kids
Treat your mini grown ups to an interactive, sophisticated day of fun with a tea party. When it comes to the table decor – of course, the brighter and bolder, the better. An animal theme will always provide hours of fun, why not encourage the little ones to dress as their favourite one to make it an interactive affair? Plus, when it comes to table decor you can add face masks (not the clinical kind), and colouring to keep them busy.
With dinnerware, Scion is the perfect choice for both big and little kids. From piece with the iconic Mr Fox, as well as plenty of other animal printed favourites, there’s not many homeware brands that both parents and children can get excited about, but this is one.
Words: Maria Loizou