When it comes to entertaining at home, we love to keep things classy and elegant. If you’ve ever planned a brunch, dinner party, or soiree, you’ll already know how time-consuming it can be to plan out the tablescape. Since your table is the first thing that guests see before the event officially begins, it’s important to make a good impression.
I recently had the opportunity to partner with Table + Teaspoon which was the perfect option for our little seaside soiree in Hilton Head. When it comes to tablescapes, brand founder Liz Curtis has thought of everything. The on-demand tabletop design service offers six unique packages that were specifically designed by Liz herself and have been featured in publications such as Elle Decor, Martha Stewart Living, Forbes.
The company is San Francisco-based and ships throughout the US, and everything about the experience was both easy and convenient. Each package includes: an oversized luxury textile runner, dual-sided napkins, dinner plate, salad plate, gold, rose gold or silver flatware, stemless wine glass, water glass, menu card, place card, paper straw, taper candles, and candlesticks. All you need to do is select your package, input your guest count and party date and your order will arrive safely on your doorstep two days prior to your event. Each package is available in 4 setting increments, so keep this in mind when planning your guest list.
Table + Teaspoon Packages
Since we would be so close to the ocean, we decided to go for the Nantucket-inspired package, The Cabot, and opted to go with the octopus motif side of the napkins to keep the seaside theme going. I really appreciated the tablescape set-up card that is included with every package, and while I set the table we had my sister write out the menu and place cards for our little soirée. You can also print out your menus in advance, but we love the special touch of having handwritten menus.
While we had a rough idea of what we wanted to serve prior to our arrival in Hilton Head, we decided to settle on the complete menu after a talk with our two other party guests (my sister and brother-in-law) before heading to the two local markets. It was so nice to have a Fresh Market and Whole Foods just minutes from our VRBO in the Palmetto Dunes Resort and in the end, we decided to keep our main dish seaside-themed. After all, when you’re by the ocean it’s expected that you’ll be able to find the best seafood.
For the florals, you can go with the blue and white theme, think blue hydrangeas and white accent flowers, but in our case, we opted to keep our arrangement all white with a bouquet of white roses, hydrangeas, lilies, and seaside-inspired greenery. The vase is not included with the package, but you can use any vase you have on hand to recreate a similar look, and it’s not uncommon for your VRBO to have a vase or two. We brought ours from home.
After setting the table it was time to put the finishing touch on my hostess look.
Giving our Pear Arugula Salad with Blackberry Balsamic, candied pineapple chunks, pecans, and croutons one final toss.
Our main course was a delicious Crab Cake Linguine with Roasted Garlic Sauce featuring Maine Crab Cakes from the local Fresh Market and artisanal linguine that really complemented the dish. It’s important to use quality pasta if you want it to really soak up whatever sauce, olive oil, etc you’re using.
Prior to our arrival we’d ordered our favorite ‘Naked’ Chantilly Cream Cake from Whole Foods and added our own Chocolate Sea Shells. Next, we added Graham Cracker Crumbs (faux sand) and real seashells to one of our favorite Amanda Lindroth serving dishes.
As someone who was raised with a love to entertain, I enjoyed everything about working with Table + Teaspoon. It was simple, easy and a joy to entertain with quality tableware and I couldn’t have been more impressed with the service. Having the tablescape taken care of gave us the opportunity to put all of our planning into the meal and floral centerpiece, which are two of our favorite things. Cleanup is easy too, just rinse away any food debris, repack and drop it off at your local FedEx drop off with the pre-paid shipping label.
This post was a partnership with Table + Teaspoon. All opinions are own.