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To create a Moroccan-themed tablescape, start with a colorful palette of pretty jewel tones accented with copper and gold.

Use lightweight and brightly colored fabrics such as chiffon or dupioni silk to create a festive runner for your table. Check your local fabric stores – or get creative and repurpose things like inexpensive curtains, as shown in the images above. (IKEA SARITA curtains - $8.99/set of two 57x98” panels)

Line the table with shiny gold stones and tea lights displayed in theme-appropriate candleholders such as Casbah lanterns and colored glass votives. (Purchase pre-painted stones or use metallic gold spray paint to create your own.)


Easy Moroccan Centerpiece

You’ll need:
• Large colored glass or ceramic vase
• Costume jewelry (or strands of craft beads)
• Tropical Leaves (real or faux)
• Gold curly willow or other branches

Drape the necklaces around the vase at different angles for a fun, eclectic look. Use necklaces you already own, borrow from friends, or check the clearance rack at your local discount stores for fabulous prices on costume jewelry. (All of the necklaces pictured here were purchased on clearance at Target for $2 to $4 each.)

Personalize it: For a birthday party or bridal shower, use glittery chipboard numbers like gold Twinkle Type to add the guest of honor’s age or initials to the vase.

Once the vase is decorated, insert a few large tropical leaves and/or metallic gold branches... and you're done!

Display the centerpiece on a pretty gold or brass charger plate.


Place Settings

Use gold leaf charger plates and translucent colored dishes & glassware. Check discount stores like Home Goods and Marshall’s for great deals on these types of items.

Mix things up by using assorted colors of table linens & napkins. Embellish napkins with rich details like sheer ribbon, beads, and gold craft jewelry chains for a glitzy, eclectic look.

Include a small gift/party favor for guests at each place setting. Fill colored glass votives with iridescent, jewel-toned M&M'S® PREMIUMS to match the tableware. Embellish the favors with gold ribbon and beads or a metallic jewelry charm, then set them on top of small gold foil doilies, in the upper left of each setting.


Product Resources

SARITA curtains (chiffon fabric), Green Vase, and VÄGHULT Tealight holders (for party favors) - IKEA
Gold Stones, Gold Charger Plates, and Gold Curly Willow - Wholesale Flowers
Faux Leaves, Gold Ribbon (on wine glasses) and Gold Doilies - Michaels
Costume Jewelry, Brass Charger Plate, Wine Glasses, Cobalt Tumblers, M&M'S® PREMIUMS and Silverware - Target
Colored Glass Votives (around centerpiece) - Pier 1