Based on our first-hand experience, here are our Top 5 tablescaping tips for your next gathering. Because a playful table makes every meal an occasion.

1. Pattern play all day

Don’t be afraid to mix patterns like our Aspen Napkins + Wisteria Tablecloth. Once you layer in your placemats and plates it won’t feel so busy.

2. Create a centerpiece focal point

My mom is the queen of backyard floral arrangements. Scavenge outside for free florals and greenery if need be.

Our Sage Fandango tablecloth is perfect for botanical enthusiasts.

3. Different heights & textures

Tall candlesticks paired with low bowls or votives adds visual interest. I also love a tiny cordial glass!

The more layers, the better with our Plumeria tablecloth.

4. Make it personal

Add place cards or small favors for guests to take home.

Pretty @fernandinapaperc printables, add a pop of colorful linens, plus a dash of playful texture and voila!

5. Don’t forget to enjoy the gathering

Prep the food and drinks in advance, so you are free to enjoy your guests. Better yet, order takeout. If the host isn’t having fun, no one is!