How to set the best star studded table

Oh my Stars, these 4th of July table setting ideas will help you create your very own star -studded celebration. Red, white and blue set the stage with star rimmed round placemats and colorful dinner plates at each place setting. White felt star stickers adorn three glass vases with floating candles for the centerpiece.  A Cran- Raspberry Mirror Glazed Cake is served on a star plate to help support the overall star theme.

oh my stars

How to Make this Patriotic Table Setting

Setting this table was a lot of fun. I didn’t have a navy tablecloth so I found a cobalt blue linen shower curtain that was 72″ x 72″. Sometimes it is hard to find what you need so you can improvise with other items to make your table what you want it to be. The shower curtain turned table cloth fit my round table perfectly with a little bit of adjusting, and it is washable. Practical and pretty for summer entertaining.

In keeping with theme, red star rimmed round placemats provide a solid base for each place setting. While the classic white dinner plate, my favorite… holds the red and white checked napkin. Notice the fold at the top of the napkin… it holds the flatware. Since the placemat is round there is no place to put the silverware utensils.. so improvise again and create a fold then slip the silverware through the fold.

Cobalt blue plays an equal role in this setting from table cloth, to plates to water glasses.

Tip:  Repeat each color at least three times on the table to create a cohesive look. As these examples.

1 .Cobalt blue:  table cloth, plates to water glasses.

2. Red: napkins, placemats and salad polka dot plates.

3.White: Dinner plates, dessert plate and centerpiece, cake stand, white candle-stars.

Find your Inspiration|Overall Theme

Red round star edged placemats were the inspiration for this table scape for this 4th of July and all Patriotic themes. Sadly the placemats in my photos are no longer available at Michaels Craft Store, but solid red or the star studded round placemats below would be a fun substitute.

Or this star studded round

Star Round placemats for patriotic table setting,

Find something that inspires you to imagine and select other items for your table.

Tip 2: Determine your Color Scheme from the Inspiration Piece.

Maybe your inspiration comes from a vase you want to use as a centerpiece, or maybe it is set of salad or dessert plates. Wherever you find your inspiration this will be a grand start for your color scheme. For this setting:  it was red, white & blue.

Tip 3: Select Dinnerware, Napkins, and Stemware in Coordinating Color Scheme.

Cobalt : Each place setting has the background of the cobalt tablecloth, cobalt square plates and cobalt stemware.

Red & White:   Red placemats, red & white checked napkins, red & white polka dot appetizer plates.

Let’s talk about the Centerpiece

Florals oh my stars patriotic centerpiece


To see how to make this Star Studded Centerpiece tap on photo for link. 

Here’s another centerpiece idea; these flowers (photo below) would be beautiful too. Notice stars on container and the red, white and blue flowers. You could use stickers or stencil to paint the stars.

table centerpiece

OR….Use Dessert as your Centerpiece.   Click on photo  or link for recipe Cran-Raspberry Mirror Pound Cake.  

Can-raspberry mirror almond pound cake -lizbushong

Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!  Let me know if you create a Star filled table scape.  Enjoy your time with family and friends! Celebrate!

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