The beautiful scenery from the new Disney Cinderella movie inspired me to host a luncheon for some like-minded Disney fans. Since I was basing this on the new movie, not the animated one, and serving other adult friends, I dressed the table in rich jewel tones, beautiful dishes and classic crystal. It was so much fun to put together this Cinderella tablescape.
I found this fabric I absolutely loved for my table cover, but since it was only 36 inches wide and I didn’t want to stitch up an entire tablecloth, I simply began with a simple yellow tablecloth and topped it with this beautiful blue on blue fabric that reminds me of Cinderella’s dress. I added ordinary rectangular gold paper doilies, which to me mimic the ornate gold of Cinderella’s coach in the new motion picture. I knew I wanted my centerpiece to be long and run the length of my table, but of course it had to be something narrow. I found this beautiful high-quality floral garland at Hobby Lobby.
I topped those with royal purple chargers and added beautiful gold plates I had discovered at Z Gallerie.
I fell in love with these Rosanna Kings Road Redux Dessert plates and am already dreaming of all the events I could use them for. These made a perfectly lovely royal setting for my party. For more pictures and details about the party, check out my post, Disney Cinderella Inspired Party. about the party
I spent innumerable hours agonizing over my napkin choices and napkin treatment. This sounds ridiculous now, but if you like creating beautiful tablescapes like I do, you have probably done the same thing. First, it was should I try and fold them into a crown or a slipper shape, then what would be the best color, or should I try and find the perfect napkin ring. I settled on these bows, which were actually hair ribbons on hair elastics which I found at Hobby Lobby. I just thought they looked nice and I liked the combination of the burgundy napkins with the navy blue ribbons. If you are hosting a party for young girls, these are perfect, and each one leaves with a pretty hair ribbon for herself. Onto each plate I placed a small “glass slipper,” each adorned with a delicate butterfly like Cinderella’s in the movie. Stemware were beautiful purple goblets and crystal water glasses.
To beef up my centerpiece and really theme it to the party, I added some additional silk blooms, some colorful plumes and of course those Cinderella icons, the golden carriage and a couple of small gold pumpkins. The carriage I found was hot pink, but a little spray paint took care of that. Two small pumpkins from my stash of Halloween decorations got the same gold treatment. I bought the last carriage I could find at Hobby Lobby, but if I had to, I could have made this one from Amazon work, also.
Butterflies added in as if they were fluttering among the flowers and the golden coach brought the table together with the rest of the party theme and helped create this beautiful party! The last little secret about my party…when I began setting up my party, a beautiful butterfly kept fluttering around. Did my Fairy Godmother send her to help me get into the spirit of the ‘new’ Cinderella? I don’t know, and it really doesn’t matter, but it made me enjoy setting up all that much more, with a smile on my face!