Welcome to the 178th Tablescape Thursday!
I’m not exactly sure where this tablescape came from. One minute I was using a gift certificate to purchase napkins for a Valentine’s Day table setting, and the next thing I knew, I was off to the movies. I think the shift may have had something to do with stumbling across these cute popcorn containers for $1 each at Dollar Tree.
For the centerpiece I used a red and white bowl purchased from Williams-Sonoma years ago. Filled with candy, it made a fun centerpiece. Ya gotta have candy when you’re at the movies. Popcorn doesn’t hurt either.
If you create this table setting for a children’s party, you may wish to use more practical glassware. I couldn’t resist the red goblets for today.
A string of ticket stubs worked well as napkin rings. They are loosely tied around the napkins. You can buy a humongous roll of ticket stubs for just $7 at most party stores. Wish they had smaller rolls…I have enough now to last forever! lol
I cut one of the gold and beige “tickets” from one of the invitations and tucked it into the centerpiece.
Do you recognize the cake stand I’m using in the centerpiece? It’s the base for the whimsical cake stand in THIS Alice in Wonderland table setting.
Place card holders are party invitations turned on their side. A guest’s name could be written along the gold line that’s just beneath the words, “You’re Invited.”
Bird’s eye view… There’s one more thing I would loved to have had when creating this tablescape. Just imagine 4 large film reels, preferably around 13-14 inches in size, as chargers underneath each dinner plate. Not sure how practical they would be for eating, but they sure would have been cute in this table setting. They have them on eBay, they even have red ones! The red ones would have been perfect, but the traditional metal, gray reels would also have looked great.
Did you notice the backs of the invitations place cards are red and white striped, also? Got lucky in finding those…they really worked well with this theme.
Tip: Spilling my secrets…when creating a centerpiece like this, just tuck a dish towel or paper down into the bottom of the container to fill up some of the space. That way you won’t have to buy more candy than you really need just to fill up the container. I have a red dish towel tucked down inside mine.
Only expense to create this table setting was $7 for the ticket stubs (barely used any from the huge roll) $4 for the popcorn containers at $1 each and $4 for 8 party invitations used as place cards. I already had everything else.
I already had the candy stashed away for another project I’ve been thinking of doing.
Since this is a children’s table setting for our “dinner and a movie” tablescape, tonight’s main feature will be Jumangi starring Robin Williams. The clapperboard, also known as a slate, is a picture frame I’ve had for about 20 years.
If you’re not craving popcorn and candy right now, I haven’t done my job. See ya at the movies!
Resources for this tablescape:
White dinner plate: Gibson, from Big Lots, 2-3 years ago
Red Salad plates: HomeGoods or Marshall’s, years ago
Ice Beverage: French Countryside Ruby Goblets, provided by Mikasa
Flatware: Gourmet Settings,Treble Clef, available HERE
Napkins, HomeGoods recently, purchased with a gift certificate.
Individual popcorn holders: Dollar General, recently
Large popcorn holder: Williams-Sonoma, years ago
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