12 Garden Party Tablescape Essentials You’ll Love

 

Entertaining expert, journalist, and lifestyle blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on how to create a beautiful and affordable garden party tablescape!

 

 

With the weather warming up across the country, now is a great time to plan a garden party! If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the last few years is to appreciate everything you have and celebrate every day. Entertaining outdoors is easy, fun, and perfect for brunch, lunch, dinner, an afternoon tea, or dessert! All you need is a table, chairs, a tablecloth, dishes, flowers, flatware, napkins, and delicious food! Not only that, there are so many benefits to spending time outside in nature. It’s good for the mind and the soul. After I created my outdoor lemon tablescape last year, I quickly became inspired to create more tablescapes since they’re so easy, fun, and have the power to elevate any patio or backyard. 

If you follow me or my flower farm on Instagram (or Tiktok!), you know how popular my Eden rose trellis is. It’s been featured a few times by Victoria magazine, which still gives me goosebumps! Last year I decided that I wanted to create a tablescape in front of the trellis when it was in bloom! Thankfully, it’s currently in full bloom and as gorgeous as ever. 

With Mother’s Day right around the corner and bridal showers on the horizon today I wanted to share a few of the best garden party essentials that are ideal for your next party or brunch! They’re all under $100 (with the exception of my peacock table).

 

Lifestyle and entertaining expert, journalist and blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on how to create a beautiful garden party tablescape with fresh roses from her flower farm.

 

 

A Patio Table Fit For A Garden Party

Entertaining expert, journalist and interior design blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on her beautiful pink garden party tablescape!

 

Before you start planning your garden party, you’ll want to know how many people you’re hosting. Will you need multiple tables? Are you only inviting a few friends or neighbors? 

There are countless gorgeous new and vintage outdoor dining tables to choose from in a variety of styles. I love round outdoor tables and rectangular extending tables! You can use any patio table! I have shared quite a few outdoor tables in my Interior Design section, which have great reviews and are adored by many.

Round tables look fabulous with tablecloths, and I love the look of table runners on rectangular tables. There are so many options!

We inherited two antique wrought iron peacock chairs from my grandparents, and a few years ago we bought two more matching chairs and the table! I’m obsessed with this set. I think it looks fantastic with this vintage inspired floral print tablecloth. 

Are you hosting a garden party this spring or summer? If so, you're in luck! Lifestyle expert, journalist and entertaining blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on how to create a beautiful garden party tablescape!

 

 

A Floral Print Tablecloth Is A Must For A Garden Party

Lifestyle expert, journalist and entertaining blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on how to create a beautiful garden party tablescape with a pink vintage inspired floral tablescape with dainty roses.

 

This summer I plan on doing an entire article on the best floral print tablecloths because there are so many beautiful tablecloths to choose from in a variety of styles and colors. Some are ideal for the traditional home while others are better suited for the contemporary, coastal, tropical, vintage-inspired, or modern abode!

I am a huge fan of LoveShackFancy’s lovely tablescapes, and drew inspiration from their Instagram account! Since I wanted to create the pink garden party tablescape in front of my English roses, I decided to purchase the classic Red Rose Floral Print Tablecloth from the brand Flyspeed. I love everything about it, especially the dainty roses. This tablecloth is from Amazon and is very affordable with free shipping! It has 4.7 out of 5-star reviews and is absolute perfection!

While it doesn’t wrinkle, I will say that due to the way it was folded in the package, there were a few places that needed to be ironed. Since it’s been ironed (and blew quite a bit in the heavy wind) it hasn’t wrinkled at all! It is sturdy and well made. I plan on buying more tablecloths from the brand because this lovely rose tablecloth is so exquisite. 

 

The prettiest vintage-inspired rose print tablecloth! It is available in many different sizes and is on sale!

Flyspeed Rectangle Red Rose Floral Print Tablecloth best floral print tablecloths
Flyspeed Rectangle Red Rose Floral Print Tablecloth

 

 

Gorgeous White Porcelain Dishes You’ll Use Time & Time Again

Entertaining expert, journalist and lifestyle blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com shares how she created her beautiful garden party tablescape with 12 best table decor essentials.

 

I don’t typically obsess over dishes, but I must admit ever since I first spotted the beautiful looped La Porcellana Bianca Firenze plates, bowls, and the matching cake stand, I’ve been obsessed. They are the most gorgeous white porcelain dishes I’ve ever seen.

I finally splurged on the dinner plates and salad plates of my dreams (at Williams Sonoma and on Amazon) before the holidays. They are even more gorgeous in person! I simply adore the loops on the border, and just how elegant and sophisticated they look. My only regret is not purchasing them sooner! They are perfect for entertaining and will also make a great gift.

If you love these dishes or have had a different set of dishes on your wish list, I highly suggest purchasing them. You won’t regret it, and they’ll make entertaining or just enjoying a quick meal much more enjoyable!

 

For this tablescape, I used the Bianca Firenze salad plates and bowls! They were perfect for cake and ice cream. They’ll also be ideal for any meal you host! 

 

How gorgeous are these La Porcellana Bianca Firenze Bowls? They are made of high-fired porcelain (with a clear glaze) and are dishwasher safe. They are also safe for use in the microwave or oven! These gorgeous bowls are large enough for a salad, ice cream, or soup! You can purchase them individually or as a set of four.

La Porcellana Bianca Firenze Bowls White best white bowls entertaining
La Porcellana Bianca Firenze Bowls White

 

 

This beautiful La Porcellana Bianca Firenze Carved Plate is perfection! It is the perfect size for a salad, appetizers, a slice of cake, or your favorite pastry. They look great layered over the matching dinner plate or on a trendy woven rattan charger.

La Porcellana Bianca Firenze Carved Plate White best entertaining essentials
La Porcellana Bianca Firenze Carved Salad Plate

 

 

Beautiful White Cake Stand For Every Occasion

Lifestyle expert, journalist and entertaining blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on the beautiful white La Porcellana Bianca Firenze Cake Stand and how to create a garden party tablescape.

 

I purchased my white La Porcellana Bianca Firenze Cake Stand a few weeks ago and I am head over heels in love with it. This beautiful cake stand with a looped border matches my dishes perfectly. Not only that, this cake stand is so versatile that it will look great paired with any classic dishes or dishes in the color combination or print of your choice. I love the low height and the elegant loops. It is oven safe (up to 425 degrees), microwave safe, dishwasher safe, and freezer safe as well. This beautiful cake stand is currently on sale and is only $44 for a limited time. Once the sale ends, it will be $89!

 

I highly recommend this lovely cake stand and know it will be a staple in your entertaining arsenal just as it will be in mine for many years to come!

La Porcellana Bianca Firenze Cake Stand White dishes
La Porcellana Bianca Firenze Cake Stand White

 

 

Naked Cake Adorned With Flowers

Lifestyle expert, entertaining expert, journalist and blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on a gorgeous yellow cake filled with white icing and adorned with pink Eden roses.

 

 

Every dessert table needs a cake or your favorite pastry. My mom is the best baker. I love yellow cake and asked her to make a naked cake similar to the one she made for my rustic fall tablescape last September. She used white icing as the filling and adorned it with pink Eden roses from the trellis at our flower farm! This cake looks so beautiful! You can do the same thing easily and effortlessly. You can make two round cakes and decorate them with flowers or frost them any way that you would like!

 

 

Ice Cream Is A Must For Spring & Summer Garden Party Season

Entertaining expert, journalist and lifestyle blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on the best Baskin-Robbins Cherries Jubilee ice cream and Rocky Road ice cream. It's perfect for a garden party!

 

What’s your favorite ice cream? I have always been partial to Baskin-Robbins ice cream! I have loved Baskin Robbins Cherries Jubilee and Rocky Road ice cream since I was a little girl and it’s still my favorite. I’m so glad my local grocery store carries it, so I can have my guilty pleasure every night after dinner or when entertaining friends.

Ice cream is always a must when entertaining during the spring, summer, and fall months. I made sure and featured my two favorite ice creams on my garden inspired dessert table! It pairs well with the floral cake my mom baked for the party.

 

 

The Best Gold Ice Cream Scoop

Lifestyle expert, journalist and entertaining blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on the best gold ice cream scoop. It's perfect for a garden party or dessert night with friends.

 

Like many of you, I love gold flatware! I searched high and low for a gold ice cream scoop that would complement my gold faux bamboo flatware. I stumbled on this sleek and sophisticated Berglander ice cream scoop on Amazon and love it! It’s under $10 with free shipping and has great reviews. If you’re searching for an ice cream scoop, but gold is not your color, you’ll be pleased to learn that it is available in silver, rainbow, and rose gold as well.

Berglander Gold Ice Cream Scoop Entertaining Essentials
Berglander Gold Ice Cream Scoop

 

 

Every Garden Party Needs Fresh Flowers 

Lifestyle expert, entertaining journalist and interior design blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com dishes on how you can create a beautiful garden party tablescape with fresh flowers!

 

 

I consider myself blessed to have so many beautiful flowers growing on my property! Everything is pretty bare from January (sometimes December!) until mid-to-late March or early April. It’s so nice to have fresh flowers available again. While I didn’t feature flowers in a pretty vase for this tablescape, I loved having beautiful pink roses as the backdrop and adorning my cake. 

If you don’t have flowers growing in your yard, you can visit your local flower farm and purchase them from a flower farmer. If you don’t live near a flower farm or can’t purchase flowers locally grown, you can also go to your local grocery store. They should have a selection of fresh flowers available!

 

 

Woven Chargers Are Perfect For Any Tablescape Regardless Of Style

Lifestyle expert, journalist and interior design blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com shares her beautiful and trendy woven chargers (woven placemats). They look great on under her white dishes. They're ideal for a garden party.

 

 

Woven furniture and home decor items are as popular as ever, especially woven chargers. They are one of the hottest table decor and tablescape essentials. I personally love them! Woven chargers are ideal for the modern farmhouse or coastal home. In fact, they are the perfect addition to any tablescape! These woven chargers are the perfect size for large dinner plates, salad plates, or bowls. I just love the contrast and how they beautiful look under my beautiful white loop dishes.

Primebabe 6 Pack Woven Chargers Placemats Tablescape essentials
Primebabe 6 Pack Woven Placemats

 

 

Gold Flatware Will Elevate Any Tablescape

Lifestyle expert, journalist and entertaining blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on how to create a beautiful garden party tablescape with gold bamboo flatware.

 

I searched high and low for elegant faux bamboo flatware. I’m such a huge fan of this style – in fact, my bar cart is actually gold faux bamboo! This style is elegant and timeless, and gold faux bamboo flatware will make a statement on any tabletop. I purchased this set on Amazon last month and wish I’d ordered them sooner. They are gorgeous! I plan on using them throughout the year, especially at Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, and during the holidays. The best part is a set is under $74 with free Prime shipping.

The beautiful Flatasy Gold Bamboo Cutlery Set includes 4 dinner knives, 4 dinner forks, 4 dinner spoons, 4 salad forks, and 4 teaspoons. They are available in quite a few different elegant colors and styles! Not only are they stunning, but they’re dishwasher safe. I may enjoy entertaining friends and family, but I am not a fan of washing dishes so purchasing items that are dishwasher safe is a must for me.

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Flatasy Gold Bamboo Cutlery Set

 

 

Beautiful Pink Highball Glasses

Entertaining expert, journalist and lifestyle blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com shares her gorgeous light pink Godinger Jax Highball Glasses and pretty garden party tablescape decor essentials.

 

My love is strong for every shade of pink – from light pink to Fuschia! Like many of you, I adore trendy blush pink decor and use it frequently throughout the year – even during the holidays! These gorgeous vintage inspired highball glasses are exquisite and look beautiful paired with my floral print tablecloth, white dishes, and gold flatware. These stunning highball glasses have over 600 4.8 out of 5-star reviews and are beloved by many.

The beautiful Godinger Jax Highball Glasses come in a set of four! They are ideal for everyday, bridal showers, baby showers, and garden parties, and that’s just the beginning! This set of four elegant light pink highball glasses is less than $25 with fast and free Amazon Prime shipping.

Godinger Jax Highball Glasses Pink entertaining essentials
Godinger Jax Highball Glasses Pink

 

 

I hope you love my classic and affordable pink garden party tablescape essentials as much as I do! I have a feeling this is not only going to be my favorite spot to entertain this spring and summer, but a place I can relax with a cup of iced coffee in the morning, with a good book on the weekend, or while working from home on my laptop (while indulging on ice cream)!

Lifestyle expert, journalist and entertaining blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 12 best garden party tablescape essentials!

 

 

 

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