We created a Tropical Tablescape Tutorial for Gathar. This one was super easy, using fresh produce from the market and palm fronds from my garden. The process is pretty easy to follow via the images below but step-by-step it went like this...
Step 1: Gather your tropical goods! I used pineapples and dragon fruit (from the grocer) as well as palm leaves and bird of paradise flowers (from my garden). You could use limes, coconuts, bananas, whatever you like really, as long as it is vaguely tropical!
Step 2: Lay the palm fronds along the length of the table as the centrepiece base. I used very young fronds as they are thin and pliable, meaning they were easily weighted down and didn't twist the wrong way. Place your tropical fruit at intervals along the length of the fronds.
Step 3: Add some tropical flowers or more palm fronds (something with a bit of colour works well) into two or three vases along the length of the centrepiece.
Step 4: Set each place setting with crockery and cutlery of your choice. A colour that ties in with one of your centrepiece colours would work beautifully. A natural fibre (like sisal) placemat would work well here too.
Step 5: Finish with tropical style napkins, a tropical flower or leaf on each plate and a yummy cocktail on the side!
Relax and enjoy the laidback island vibes!