A Bridal Shower Tablescape with an Easy-to-Make Centerpiece

Welcome to the 207th Tablescape Thursday!

I have a fun table setting to share this week.  I ran into the dollar store to look at their Halloween goodies and while there I spotted a collection that immediately sparked an idea for a bridal shower tablescape.  I get e-mails from time-to-time from folks asking for ideas for bridal showers.

Bridal Shower Table Setting with Fun Centerpiece


If you will be giving a bridal shower sometime soon and you’re looking for a fun idea for a table centerpiece, this centerpiece was super easy and very affordable.  I’ll do a post sometime soon with details about how it’s assembled.  In the meantime, you’ll find plenty of close-up pics in this post to make your own.

Bridal Shower Tablescape


Does the table runner look a little familiar?

Bridal Shower Tablescape


Remember this tablescape from January 2009?   Breakfast in a French Cafe .

Breakfast in a French Cafe Tablescape


I used the placemats from that table setting to create a “runner” for this week’s tablescape.

Bridal Shower Tablescape


Currently, Dollar Tree has a whole collection of red and white Betty Crocker cooking utensils and accessories in stock. I grouped them all together in a colander I already had, although you could buy a large white one for just $1.

Kitchen Bridal Shower Tablescape


I used two different kitchen gadgets for napkin rings.  I alternated them around the table.  This place setting has measuring spoons for the napkin ring. Flatware is available here: Gourmet Settings Treble Clef.

Bridal Shower Tablescape


This place setting has measuring cups as the napkin ring.  The little ring that holds them all together came in real handy.  After the party, the guests could take these home, or they could just add them to the other goodies for the bride.

Bridal Shower Tablescape


Paper confetti around the bottom of the colander added a festive feel to the table.

Centerpiece Idea for Kitchen Bridal Shower


Bridal Shower Tablescape


I placed everything atop this Dept. 56 cake stand.  You may remember it from these past tablescapes:
You’re Invited to an Un-birthday Party…Alice in Wonderland Style
A Tartan Christmas Table Setting

Bridal Shower Tablescape


Here are a few close-up pics of this fun centerpiece.  Since each piece was only $1, the cost to create the centerpiece was around $20.  Once the bridal shower is over, the bride has a fun shower gift to take home.  This would also be an affordable gift to put together to take to a shower, if you happened to be invited to one.

Bridal Shower Tablescape


Two bunches of white daisies and yellow mums completed the centerpiece.

Bridal Shower Table Setting


Do you like the fancy vases?

Bridal Shower Tablescape


Measuring cups worked great as “vases” for this fun table.

Ideas for Kitchen Bridal Shower



Bridal Shower Tablescape


I love themed table settings; they are just so much fun to create!  I could do a themed tablescape every day of the week and never get tired of them.

Bridal Shower Tablescape


For a detailed tutorial on how to create this centerpiece, check out this post: Easy Centerpiece or Gift for a Bridal Shower

Looking for more bridal shower table setting ideas?  You find links to several more shower tablescapes or tablescapes that would work well for a bridal shower here:  Bridal Shower Table Settings


Bridal Shower Table Setting with Kitchen Themed Centerpiece

Resources for this week’s tablescape:
Chargers: Horchow, 5 years ago
White Dishware: Big Lots, 4 years ago
Red Salad Plates: HomeGoods, 3 years ago
Stemware: Breeze Clear by Noritake
Flatware: Gourmet Settings Treble Clef available HERE.
Napkins: HomeGoods, 1 year ago
Cake Pedestal: Dept. 56, HomeGoods, 2 years ago
Colander: Purchased years ago, don’t remember where now
Betty Crocker Red/White Kitchen Gadgets: Dollar Tree, 2-3 weeks ago


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  1. A lovely tablescape, it looks like great fun.

    I do hope you and your lovely followers can pop in to enter our latest Fortnum & Mason Picnic Giveaway.

    Have a gorgeous day.

    P xx

  2. So sweet! Thank you for hosting each week 🙂

  3. What a darling and clever centerpiece! Thank you so much for hosting such an inspiring party.

  4. One of the best, cutest tables I have seen in a long time!

  5. Hey Susan! This is SOOO clever!! I LOVE the centerpiece, the measuring cups used to hold the daisies, the measuring spoon- napkin rings!! Cute, pretty, & reasonably priced…What more could a hostess want? Thanks for a wealth of ideas!!

  6. Susan,
    This is an adorable Bridal Shower Tablescape, dear friend!!! I adore the theme continuation throughout as vases and napkin rings, too cute! Sure to make the Bride feel the excitement of beginning her own housekeeping and bring smiles to the faces of all who attend! Thank you for hosting each week!

  7. Hi Susan,
    I really like your Bridal Shower Centrepiece and your suggestion the bride could take it home after the party.This would work well for a baby shower too.
    I have been reading how you started blogging and I find you so inspiring, and , yes please….part 3 when you get time would be lovely.
    I’ve been blogging for 2 years and I don’t have a ‘direction’….I post about my garden, things inside my house and occasionally the washing…I’m amazed when someone comments because I think I’m a (big) bit. boring, but I love it.
    Have a good week
    Barb from Australia

  8. Wow Susan that is a very cute idea! I remember getting a gift at my bridal shower from a friend loaded with small kitchen things like this and I loved it! What a cute centerpiece!

  9. Susan…the tablescape is absolutely adorable!!…What a great idea to use the kitchen utensil for a centerpiece…and the napkin rings are over the top creative!!….Any bride to be would be thrilled sitting at this table…but you had me a the pineapple colander…!!

  10. This is such a fun & whimsical tablescape! I love it! Everything here would go perfectly in my kitchen.

  11. Miss Merry says

    I love this tablescape! I have seen the red and white kitchen items at Dollar Tree and never thought of using them as a centerpiece. Everything is so bright and cheery and it would be an honor to be the bride to be feted at this delightful party!

  12. Lovely table for your shower. I love your centerpiece, it sets the mood for the party! I love how you added flowers to the table. Thanks for hosting.

    The French Hutch

  13. This is one of the cutest ideas I have ever seen for a shower. I had once thought — you could even present the bride with the cookbook that has the red/white checks — Better Homes & Gardens? At any rate, I adore this!

    • So funny you mentioned that! I had my copy out and kept trying to figure out a way to work it into the table setting. But it was too big/heavy to put in the colander. lol I love that cook book…it taught me how to frost a cake and make deviled eggs. 🙂 It would be the perfect accompaniment to give to the bride at the shower!

  14. Morning Susan,
    Love this colorful bridal shower tablescape. Very pretty! and yes, I have seen all those Betty Crockers things
    at our Dollar Tree………love that store, have found some great deals in there. What a delightful idea, and
    gift idea as well. Pretty as always hon, and thanks for sharing it, and hosting this fun party.
    Blessings, Nellie

  15. Such a cute tablescape & it must have been fun to put together. Love the napkin rings! Enjoyed this post, very much.
    Have a Happy Thursday!

  16. Oh I love it Susan, it’s a fun and great looking idea! I’ll save this to do to a next bridal shower! I’m sorry, but I can’t link to your great party, as after I lost my blog for a day I just can’t place links direct to parties, but to yours is the only way to join. I miss going to your parties, but til someone fixes it for me, that’s it!

    • Fabby, Sorry you’re having trouble linking up. InLinkz is probably just looking for the link back to the party. Try this. Add this sentence to your post and then stop back by and see if you can link up. If that works, just add this sentence to your post each week and you’ll be able to link up. “I’m participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.”

      You may have a link in your post and it may appear to take you to BNOTP, but that’s because it takes you to the old blog at blogger (blogspot address) and then that blog is set up to route folks to the new blog here at WordPress. But InLinkz doesn’t recognize that old blogspot address when you are trying to link up. So just grab my blog button at the bottom of the blog (it has the new blog address) or add that sentence above into your post.

      Hope this helps!

  17. this has got to be the cutest scape ever and one of my favorites. Now if only I had a kitchen or home shower to go to or throw! 🙂 Happy to join in today and thanks so much for hosting Susan. xo

  18. I love the napkin rings! TOO clever!

  19. Very cute, Susan! I bought a few of those smaller scrapers/spatulas a few years ago at $ Tree. They are great for getting the mayo out of the jar.
    Now what will you do with all that plastic stuff you bought! 🙂
    Thanks for hosting!
    So you are thinking Halloween already? I can’t remember everything I have.
    I posted about some great finds at the fabric outlets along with my table. One I think has Halloween potential, a black and white harlequin pattern. All of their fabric is 60 in wide, so great for tables.
    Have a good weekend! I had better start thinking Halloween while I am at the beach! 🙂

  20. What a totally cute idea. Having to file this one away for sure. I love the red and white. What is it about red and white that just screams kitchen? Thanks so much for hosting.. having a blast.. xo marlis

  21. What a super neat and creative idea! Thanks for sharing, Susan….Christine

  22. This is a BRILLIANT idea! And just when I thought I couldn’t love anything more than that centerpiece, I saw your napkin rings. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? Where do you come up with these fabulous ideas! I am SO pinning this and using this for my next shower.

  23. Susan, I love this and just wanted to tell me that you are one of the awesomest (probably the awesomest) people on the internet. I don’t comment, but I check every day, and your ideas and your charming self bring my heart joy!

  24. By which I mean to say, “I don’t always comment.” One of those necessarily-untrue statements…


  25. I have followed you for some time now, and I have just one question, and maybe you have covered this before, but where do you store all the different sets of dishes that you use for display? I am a self admitted dish freak too, but ran out of room a long time ago.

    • Mary, I get that question a good bit. 🙂 I think it’s in my FAQ section. If not, I need to include it. 🙂 My dishes are just stored in my kitchen cabinets, laundry room cabinets, the china cabinet on the porch and in the dining room and in the small coat closet in my breakfast room that I converted into a dish closet. Oh, and I have my MIL’s china cabinet in my unused formal living room and it holds the china and crystal I chose when I got married. You can see the dish closet HERE. I don’t store anything in the basement…afraid I’d drop and break it bringing it up. But there’s a lot of room down there if I ever get desperate for a little extra storage. 🙂

  26. Susan, this is a terrific idea. I’m invited to a wedding shower this Sunday. We are instructed not to wrap the gifts, so this would be perfect. Now I just need to go gather up some fun kitchen gadgets. Thanks for the idea!

  27. Hi, Susan! I think the measuring spoons napkin ring is my favorite part! Very inventive and fun! I have seen all the cool Betty Crocker stuff there at Dollar Tree, and this would certainly be a fun and economical way to throw a shower that a bride would enjoy!

  28. How creative, fun and just stinkin cute!!! Wonderful!!!

  29. How cute is this?!?!? Fantastic idea…I love the “flower vases” ! Have a great day 🙂

  30. Susan,
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us every day! I love that the centerpiece can be used later! Such a cute idea!

  31. Miss Susan,
    That is one darling Tablescape with the cutest centerpiece. Makes me want to go out and buy some of these red and white items.
    You have done a sweet job of creating a great tablescape!
    Glad to visit your place today.
    God bless.
    d on the kansas prairie

  32. Such a super idea!!! Not to mention the fab table you created!! 🙂 Saw those last week and was wondering how I can use all the red… now I know . Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers, Gee

  33. Hi Susan! This is just darling! I love your ideas and this would be so cute for bridal shower and then she could take home the centerpiece! You’re the most creative one!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  34. Susan:
    This is so cute and creative!

    – The Tablescaper

  35. Cute idea! Just read that Dollar Tree is going to start accepting coupons…even better!

  36. OH MY Word…this is SO adorable…major love of the color red. I am going to start immediately collecting these utensils for the next party I throw☺
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

  37. What an adorable idea! I love this tablescape!

  38. What a clever idea, Susan! And so affordable. And those napkin rings make wonderful favors for the guests. Thank you so much for posting this! (And for hosting all the other great tablescapes this week.) Take care.

  39. This is so fun and useful Susan…I just love it girl..Thanks..Hugs and love Gloria

  40. What a fantastic shower setting. The centerpiece is over the top fabulous. Thanks for hosting. xo

  41. What a beautiful tablesscape for a bridal shower. I love the centerpiece with all the kitchen essentials. 🙂 So thoughtful.

    LUV YA!!

  43. Wow! That red really pops!!! Looks so fun! great ideas, Thanks so much for sharing and hosting!

  44. The Style Sisters says

    This is such a creative idea! I love your tablescape!

  45. Fun. fun, fun and in my favourite kitchen colour for accessories. What a super idea.

  46. Great idea! I have seen the red accessories at the Dollar tree here. Great color to brighten up any kitchen. Imagine the look of surprise from the guest of honor when she spies this tablescape! I’d love to attend a party on your porch.

  47. I love stopping by to view your tablescapes.
    This one is not only colorful but affordable to do.

  48. What a great idea for a tablescape, Susan–I love the bright, cherry red and white combo! The black-handled silverware is very pretty, too–I’ve been looking for some that’s pretty and inexpensive. I keep forgetting to look at HomeGoods, so I’ll have to check it out and see what they have!

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