Tablescaping for the Academy Awards

Dining at The Academy Awards
Are you a movie lover? Do you faithfully watch The Academy Awards every year? Wait until you see the wonderful, creative tablescape my friend, Bonnie, created recently for Oscar night!

Bonnie told me for this dinner party, the girls wore jeans and BIG sparkly earrings and the guys wore tuxedo T-shirts.  The menu was pizza, salad and champagne. What a fun night that must have been!

Bonnie set the mood for the night with this fun vignette…

Lots of glitz and glamour…after all, it was a night at the Oscars!

Star chargers coordinate beautifully with the star napkin holders…

I love these plates from Pottery Barn!

Bonnie said they came packed in a film can…don’t you love it? πŸ™‚

Beautiful flatware…and a starry, starry tablecloth!

Bonnie told me that each plate has the movie name, date it was released and a line from the movie on the back. For example, this plate says: Casablanca, 1942, “Of all the gin joints in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.”

Of course, every Academy Awards table must have one of these guys!

Bonnie, thank-you so much for sharing this wonderful and creative tablescape! It is definitely one of my faves!

“Starry, Starry Night” dinner plates – purchased at Marshall’s, years ago.
Salad plates – Pottery Barn –
Crystal – Mikasa “Antique Lace”
Flatware – purchased at Ross
Star Charger/Placemats – Marshalls
Napkin Rings – Pier 1
Candleholder – a gift
Oscar statuette – eBay

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  1. Annesphamily says

    So pretty, it looks so elegant! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Laura PARING DOWN says

    I love this tablescape! What a fun way to watch the Oscars – with awesome friends and fun and easy food (and champagne, of course!!!)

  3. GrannySue says

    The table is just fantastic. Anyone would be star struck wo sit at it.

  4. a little bit of everything says

    Love the chargers – a perfect match for the occasion. Beautiful table!

  5. Great tablescape! I have a friend who actually have a family get-together every year with a theme to watch the Oscars! This might just start my own tradition to wathc the Oscars!

  6. The star pattern emanating from the candle holders is perfect for the theme. What a great tablescape.

  7. The star pattern emanating from the candle holders is perfect for the theme. What a great tablescape.

  8. The star pattern emanating from the candle holders is perfect for the theme. What a great tablescape.

  9. Dining Delight says

    How fun! Bonnie and her friends must have had a great time! Love those plates with the movies on them! The star chargers are fantastic! As usual, Bonnie has outdone herself! Thanks for sharing it with us!


  10. How fun of a party this was! Such a cute table, love those salad plates!

  11. That candleholder is gorgeous, as is the entertainment center and table. Love the 'starry, starry night' plates too. I think we all should pack in a car and crash her next party! Who is with me??? πŸ™‚

  12. The Stylish House says

    Hi Susan,
    Yes, I watch the oscars to see if they call my name! DREAM BIG I always say. Have a great weekend.

  13. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Tardevil…count me in! We need a really big car…or maybe a van so we can sneak some dishes from Bonnie's fabulous dish room, too! πŸ˜‰

  14. That was so much fun…elegant and fun!!

  15. Sewconsult says

    Wow, she must be on the prowl for items all the time. My brain is now thinking about how she can use the star theme in more settings.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN where I live not too far from some "stars" of the country music world!

  16. Joanne Kennedy says

    I love this table. Normally we have an Oscar party every year but this year we went to a party. I'm off to look on line to see if I can find these plates! I "need" a set or two for next year's party!


  17. Amazing…how creative! I just love it. Thanks for sharing.

  18. What a fun tablescape, Susan. Bonnie sure is very creative. BTW, I have a post ready for Met Monday and it will be published on 3-21, Sunday at 6 PM. I am on a cruise so I won't be able to go on line. Can you possible link me? Thanks, Susan!….Christine

  19. Gail at Victorian at Heart says

    I love themed tables and this is no exception. You are so talented to pull all the items together from different places to create a fun table. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Hi again, Susan! I have a post for Tablescape Th. too and it will be ready on 3/24 at 6:30 PM. Can you link me to that too? Thanks. Have a nice week!…Christine

  21. What a fun and beautiful table! Count me on the van ride!

    Bonnie must be something if she can the guys to participate! I'm super impressed!


  22. I knew as soon as you mentioned Bonnie that this would be spectacular. What a fun night that must have been!

  23. Beautifully done! Five stars for Bonnie's creative and fun theme!!

  24. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    What a great idea for a party! I love how Bonnie ran with it and did everything up so nicely. I'll bet it was a lot of fun, too!

  25. Mary Ellen says

    What a fun table for a fun night!

  26. The Pottery Barn plates really make it. What a spectacular table!

  27. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    So creative and so fun. What a fabulous idea. I love it. Hugs, Marty

  28. How fun! I love the plates and the fanciness of it all πŸ™‚

  29. bellacasa says

    Very, very nice! What a way to get into the spirit of the night. Thanks for sharing this.


  30. I have those Pottery Barn film plates and my love for life thinks they are not-so-great. Another guy I dated, with whom I owned a house that included a media room, thought the plates were "hideous." Sigh. I might as well put them up on Craigslist or Ebay. They are never going up on the wall.

  31. Hey Gina………any interest in getting rid of them? I'd love to buy them from you. Searched pottery barn and couldn't find them there. discontinued, maybe?
    My DIL is an aspiring actress and would be so excited if I surprised her with a dinner set with these dishes!! If you're interested, come by my blog and lemme know, k?
    Thanky ma'am!!

  32. Isn't she amazing? Of course with that DISH ROOM, she has plenty of things to be creative with:):) I am so happy she is so willing to share her talents with all of us! NowI will go over to the give away blog to leave a comment so I ahve a chance at the prize:):) XO, Pinky

  33. Beautiful! Very creative! I couldn't believe you had a Oscar statue, too!

  34. benchwarmer says

    what a fun evening bonnie must have had! beautiful table!

  35. Wow! What a tablescape!!! I love it!!

    Susan at Charm of the Carolines

  36. Kim~Alchemist Dreams says

    Susan, I love this tablescape of Bonnie's! I think this one if my favorite of hers.
    I also loved the salad plates from Pottery Barn! Fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing!

  37. sinnlighet says

    Your blog ….. it's amazing and soooo inspiring. Nice to find you!

    A small footprint from Agneta & Sweden

    Ps. I have an ongoing jewelry contest on my blog. Welcome! Ds

  38. gorgeous and SO much fun!

  39. Looks like so much fun! Beautiful tablescape and so creative. I know her guests felt very special.

    I am constantly amazed at how talented everyone is. Susan, your computer and writing skills show off your friends great party.

  40. Becolorful says

    Oooooh it makes me want to have a party. With the right dishes and a lot of creativity a girl can do anything.
    Pam @ Becolorful

  41. De Javu Crafts says

    How exciting! Giveaway over at my blog also

  42. Cute tablescape!

  43. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    This is so pretty and so much fun! I love her "Oscar". I do an Oscar dinner, but my "Oscar" is only the top half! Thanks to both of you for sharing this tablescape. laurie

  44. Beautiful

  45. This was a great table!! Very classy and fun too!!

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