This Purple Celebration Tablescape with Floor Seating will inspire your next festive party. Get ideas for birthday celebrations, bridal showers, engagement celebrations, or bridesmaids luncheons!
Now that we’re in the sweet spot of temperatures – not too hot, not too cool – let’s take our celebration outside for one last ‘hoorah’ before winter sets in. For my latest dinner party tablescape I wanted to incorporate floor seating, and just a hint of exotic flair, similar to this Moroccan inspired party. I pulled these ideas together for a party plan that’s perfect for a birthday celebration or other ladies-only fete…think bridal shower, engagement celebration, or bridesmaids luncheon.
I was inspired by this piece of purple and cream fabric I have. The pattern feels a little exotic to me so I included Moroccan-style lanterns, lots of gold, and some mandala coloring pages as a fun and relaxing activity.
Purple Celebration Tablescape with Floor Seating
I used a low table to incorporate the floor seating, and since the table is a bit smaller than usual the centerpiece is kept small and minimal. Instead of one large floral arrangement, or even several smaller ones, I used candlestick holders as vessels to hold individual flowers. I also placed a few flower heads directly on the table and tucked small air plants into geometric forms. There’s just enough room at the ends of the table to place two gold lanterns.
For each place setting I layered small gold striped plated from HomeGoods, onto my vintage gold-trimmed plates from the thrift store. Mix and match the old with the new I always say! The purple glasses are from Walmart and look lovely with the edible flower garnish.
It’s always fun to add something a little unique or different to a party, so for this one I provided each guest with a coloring page from a mandala coloring book. They’re the perfect size to fit onto these mini clipboards, and I also included a mini box of colored pencils. Guests can take these home or work on them right at the table. These coloring pages can be so relaxing and are very on trend right now.
Speaking of taking things home, the party favors for this celebration are mini cakes that come in pretty purple boxes that match our tablescape. I couldn’t resist when I saw these at Walmart and they matched the party!
For this purple celebration tablescape and dinner party I created a simple menu with a roasted chicken from the grocery store, my wild rice with bacon & vegetables, roasted carrots, and an amazing layer cake from the bakery.
TIP: Dress up a store-bought cake by adding fresh berries to the top, and surrounding it with fresh mint leaves, flowers, and babies breath. Don’t eat the flowers unless you’re sure they’re safe – just remove them before eating the cake!
Do you have anything to celebrate this month? How about a simple “welcome Fall” party!