Table Setting Inspiration: Think Green

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spring green table setting ideas

Have St. Patty’s Day, Easter, or another spring celebration on your mind? This “Green Theme” tablescape from Southern Living is fantastic inspiration for all of the above!

The fresh, chic vibe of this (completely flower-free) table design is created with clear glass dishes & cylinders, white linens & candles, and LOTS of green foliage – including wheatgrass, fronds, and magnolia leaves.

spring green table setting ideas

You can find inexpensive glass plates & dishes at places like IKEA or HomeGoods.

For the foliage, the best place to start is your own backyard… take a quick peek outside and see what shapes and styles of leaves and grass are available to you for free.

Wheatgrass is typically sold in flats and can be purchased from places like local florists, nurseries, some health food stores, and online. (If you’re feeling extra motivated, you can even buy the seeds and your grow your own!)

spring green table setting ideas

Blades of grass are perfect for embellishing candles and dressing up napkin rings… just remember to be gentle when tying the knots!

spring green table setting ideas

Leaves also make for fabulous place cards and food/drink labels! To add text to the leaves, use a white paint pen or acrylic white paint.


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{Photos by: Van Chaplin}

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

17 responses to “Table Setting Inspiration: Think Green”

  1. Wow! Its gorgeous! I absolutely love the details…the candle embellishment & the napkin ring idea is my fav!

  2. michelle @ blissful musings says:

    So many great details! I really like the use of wheat grass!

  3. CoTwinMom says:

    LOVE the greenery under the clear plates, but not sure about the dirt in my dessert cup! ha!

  4. Vicky says:

    What a great table. I recently used real shamrocks to make St. Patti’s “cupcakes”- and I loved the results. Real greenery makes for such great event beauty, thanks for the great inspiration.

  5. down bedding says:

    Such a great-looking, fresh table :)

  6. Jackie says:

    I love the leaf labels – so cute and easy

  7. jean d. says:

    I love the leaf labels. These would be great for any age – who wouldn’t love a leaf with their name painted on it?

  8. Donna S. says:

    I love the clean, fresh look! Fitting for so many different occasions.

  9. Julie Mulligan says:

    Love this look – it’s so fresh and modern. Check out another way to go “green” with some of my St.Paddy’s Day tabletop ideas at

  10. Julianne says:

    The clear plates are awesome with the leaves!

  11. yogita says:

    i just want to say love the green pics.
    or love the greeeny idea………

  12. deb says:

    I agree with, I love the green and especially under the plates, and the vino sign on the wine carafe. BuT I am not to fond of the dirt in the cup or anywhere food will be served. The rest is all gorgeous!!

  13. Reeta says:

    That’s a great idea of greenish presentation

  14. tina says:

    where does one get the plate in the middle that the wheatgrass is sitting in…the outer ring of the vace?

  15. Julie says:

    A green environment cast very good effect on human health.

  16. Zulfi says:

    Unbelievable feelings when I see the “Human edited” masterpiece of nature :) Great!

  17. Robert Joyce says:

    Great ideas for celebrating our National Day. Some green on the table and maybe a lovely green Connemara Marble Rosary from Ireland. See for some gifts from Ireland for your loved one. :-)