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A Beach Ball Tablescape

Summer Beach Ball Tablescape

 I have never been much of a fashion maven, but have alway loved Kate Spade designed home goods.  A couple of summers ago I hosted this fun beach ball themed cocktail party which didn’t involve a beach ball tablescape, but after the party, looking around at the decor, I knew I couldn’t let it all go without dressing the table at least to share here with all of you.  This table was inspired by these fun Kate Spade brand dishes and napkins.  Dressing a table doesn’t have to be formal which is certainly true with a beach ball tablescape!  

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Beachball Tablescape
Kate Spade Striped Plates for a beach ball tablescape

My rather formal, but simple modern glass topped table was dressed with multi-colored placemats that were topped with my everyday white square dinner plates.  Those white square plates were used as chargers beneath these super fun striped Kate Spade melamine multi stripe dinner plates.

Beach Ball Tablescape Centerpiece
Kate Spade Harbour Collection Linens

The floral arrangement I used for the party was perfect for the tablescape, still sporting cute little beach balls and other sand toys along with some grasses and flowers to give that beachy feel.

The beach balls I used on the tabletop were tiny versions of the summer classic.  I didn’t choose to, but you could use a Sharpie to write on the balls and use them as placecards.

A beach ball place setting for summer fun.
Mikasa Wine Glasses for a beach ball tablescape
Setting a table for a fun beach ball summer dinner.

The napkins are also Kate Spade New York, Harbour Drive Table Linens Collection.  I selected two of each, in pink, navy, cornflower and green.  I thought the bright colors added to the fun feel of the tablescape.  My everyday crystal is the Mikasa Cheers collection.  The random fun patterns seemed like the perfect combination for this amusing tablescape.  

Beach Ball Tablescape Fun

I do seem to love everything that Kate Spade New York comes out with for her tabletop line.  If you feel the same way you might want to check out my Dog Days of Summer party with cute Kate Spade dishes covered with little dachshunds.

Shop This Tablescape:

White Square Dinner Plates – Amazon
Kate Spade Multi Stripe Plates – Macy’s
Mikasa Cheers Wine Glasses – Amazon
Kate Spade Linen Napkins – Macy’s
Mini Beach Balls – Amazon
Placemats – Pier One

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  1. Chloe, love the Kate Spade striped plates and napkins…the beach balls add more whimsy to such a fun table! Happy Thursday!

    1. Thank you Shannon, after hosting the big cocktail party it was time to just have a quiet dinner party with a few friends!

  2. A fun, brightly colorful, striking table; sure to put guests in a happy mood. I love every element! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  3. I love this table! It’s a wonderful theme for a Summer party!

    1. Thank you Catherine! Thanks for stopping by Celebrate and decorate! Have you come to the Celebrate Your Story! link party on Monday evenings I am heading over to check out Smashing Plates Tablescapes!

  4. Really cute! I love the place setting – from the ribbon colored placemats to the Kate Spade plates & napkins.

  5. This tablescape is so fun to look at. I love it. The gorgeous bright colors and the amazing plates and napkins. The centerpiece is gorgeous! What an inspiration.

    1. Thank you Valerie! I took pictures as I made the centerpiece, I just haven’t gotten around to doing a tutorial on it.

  6. I didn’t even know Kate Spade made tabletop items! Terrific colours! What a great idea for a tablescape – beach balls that is a new one to me and I love what you’ve done here. I also checked out your Dog Days of Summer and thought it was fantastic as well. My son has a “weiner dog” and those plates reminded me of my grand-doggie! Enjoyed checking out your tablescapes!

    1. Thank you Lori! My china in my modern condo up North is Kate Spade, that is probably how I learned of her tabletop line. It is called Larabee Road. I just felt in that modern styled condominium I needed something more modern than my traditional china pattern. Aren’t those dachshund plates adorable!

  7. What a cute, fun and festive table…great job 🙂

  8. How much fun is this! You could serve PB&J sandwiches at a setting like this and everyone would be overjoyed.

  9. What a brilliant idea! I love the summer beach theme. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

  10. This is such a fun table! I imagine bouncing those balls around the table and feeling like a kid again! Great idea.

  11. Chloe, what a fun tablescape!! Great idea to add the beach balls to the table and the bright linens are fantastic.

  12. What a terrific tribute. The table is fun, simple and awesome. I love it! Kate’s news saddened me as well. I’m a self proclaimed “Kate Spade” gal loving all her sunshiney fashions, accessories and home goods.

  13. Sandy K Park says:

    Way tooooo cute Chloe, thanks for making me laugh. Took me ring to the beach.

  14. Holly Marshall says:

    What a cute idea…..God bless Kate Spade,so sad.

  15. Edmee Pardo says:

    Awesomely creative! A fun way to start the upcoming summer. I checked The Dog Days of Summer tablescape as well; two truly enjoyable projects. Well done Chloe!

  16. Cute, Colorful, and Summer! I love the striped plates and the small beach balls at every place. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, see you next week!

  17. This is so cheerful and playful! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday party! Your tablescape will be one of my features at our upcoming party. We’d love for you to stop by and link up again!

  18. This tablescape is so dang adorable! I love it! Will definitely be using some of these ideas for a summer tablescape.

    1. Thank you so much Tammy! This was such a fun party and so easy to copy even on a budget! I appreciate you letting me know that you enjoyed it!

  19. I LOVE this! Oh, so many mountain-dwelling West Virginians escape to the Atlantic seashore for vacations! I plan to create my own version of this as a thank you to friends.

    Instead of ocean driftwood, I’ll check out the banks of Seneca Creek and Roaring Creek for some, plus water-smoothed rock. Bonus points for beach glass. And shells.

    I have a recipe for Sand Pudding that I serve in a plastic beach bucket and matching scoop – I think that will be perfect with this theme!

    Hot dogs or hamburgers would be perfect on the grill for this, too, I think.

    Your small beach balls will be a big hit with this, too. Thank you, Chloe, for such a fun idea!

  20. This is just adorable Chloe! I love the mini beach balls, fun stripe plates and napkins, and putting beachy things in with the centerpiece flowers and grasses is so brilliant! love the driftwood too, what a great summer table!

  21. I love this table!!! So fun, you did a great job!! I want it all lol
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    1. Thanks so much, Chas. This was very popular, especially since it was on the 11th floor!!

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