Since I am 50% Irish, I love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with this fun and easy St. Patricks Day Tablescape. I will show you how to replicate this setting that I used for an early celebration.
- First, I started with my bare dining room table. Mine is six feet wide and ten feet in length. Mr. G.Q. and I had it made when we moved in four years ago. We wanted a table that wouldn’t need the use of protective pads so we went with this neutral quartzite table.
2. Then I added a white with green shamrock tablecloth (similar, here). Pro-tip: I placed it on an angle because it looks more interesting and because it allows me to purchase any size rectangular cloth and have it work. If I wasn’t using it on this neutral of a table, I might layer this shamrock cloth over a white or tan solid cloth. After the tablecloth, I added these great green felt shamrock placemats (similar and even cuter ones, here) to my very fun St. Patricks Day Tablescape.
3. Now I added white cotton napkins. I prefer cotton because they feel softer on your face, and they wash so well. Pro-tip: When I use these versatile white cotton ones, I wash them with really hot water. Pro-tip: I also use this AWESOME pre-laundry stain remover. I originally learned about it 31 years ago at my son’s baby shower and have used it ever since!
5. And now for the lighting. I use white votive candles in clear votive holders. Pro-tip: I ALWAYS use unscented candles because the scent can compete with the flavors and aromas of the food. Also, I am EXTREMELY sensitive to fragrances and they can trigger me to have a migraine!
6. Now, I added green Mardi Gras beads. I have linked similar ones and if I purchased these, I would use both the green and gold ones because they are reminiscent of St. Patrick’s Day and pots of gold from any leprechauns…
7. Here are some sweet sparkly shamrocks that I added to the St. Patricks Day Tablescape which provided some additional texture and light reflection.
8. More candles-Are you someone who has crystal candlesticks but forgets to use them? I used to be like that too. Pro-tip: But now I am a big proponent of varying styles and heights of crystal candlesticks. I also add gold tapers to this St. Patricks Day Tablescape and to my New Year’s Eve Tablescape A Fun and Festive New Year’s Eve Table.
9. More sparkle-Here is a glass water pitcher. I love having a pitcher on the table to be able to refill my guests’ water glasses without missing out on any of the conversations! And it adds more sparkle to my St. Patricks Day Tablescape.
10. Gold details? Here I added gold-plated flatware. It was sparkly and pretty. It coordinated with the gold tapers. Now with the advent of brass hardware in current kitchens, people are purchasing gold-plated flatware for everyday use. This is actually dishwasher-safe and so pretty!
11. More gold… Now, I added gold foil-wrapped chocolate eggs because I thought it would look like gold left behind by the leprechauns…
12. Here is the final result! I lit all the votives and tapers to create a lovely and festive St. Patricks Day Tablescape. I hope you’re celebrating this happy holiday commemorating the patron saint of Ireland on March 17.
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