10 Jan Setting the Table
Setting a table may seem like a simple task. But don’t getting ahead of yourself. That is based off of the idea that there is only one type of table!
It was while having breakfast with a very close friend, who happens to be a journalist, that I noticed the difficulty of setting a table. She was telling me that when her delivery arrived, she was very excited to reproduce my photos, but when it came down to actually doing it, her table was flat and a little poor.
I was left dumbfounded by this, because we had the exact same objects at our disposal. And I didn’t understand why she had found it so difficult. Then, after thinking about it, I understood. Because it’s a question of volume, and of height.
YOU WILL NEED
- Plates, which can be found here
- Cups like these
- A cake stand
- Small gifts for the kids
- Cakes, sweets…
- And don’t forget the candles!
Needless to say, we are talking about a French table as opposed to the American table, the very famous sweet table. We have made a tutorial to show you what that looks life, but that’s not our thing. Our thing is the French table. What is for sure is that, at the end, the table will be destroyed and very messy.
The French table that I picture is not a buffet, it is a table at which people sit, talk and share. Of course we will create a French buffet at some point. It will eventually come…
In the mean time, here are the 3 basic rules to set an extraordinary table:
1.VARY THE HEIGHTS
2.MAKE A CENTRE-PIECE
1. Fill a cup and knock it over to let some sweets spill out over the table.
2. Make cupcakes or muffins, decorate them with a topper and place them across the table.
3. Stick OMY removable stickers on the table to let the children play (it also works with adults: I’ve already done it and the result may be surprising, but I’m getting off topic).
4. Create a colourful table runner with confetti, sweets and little toys.
3. SPICE IT UP WITH PLENTY OF COLOUR
Once that the centre-piece is in place, you can take care of the tableware: the best thing to do is to keep plates, placemats and cups from one year to another so that you have a mixture of patterns and sizes. This will also produce a space of “organised chaos” and give the impression that the snack or dinner will last for hours!
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