A close-up of a black and white placesetting from a blog post, "Black Table Setting" ideas.

Black Table Setting

Last night I had four old (but young!), dear friends over for dinner. Here is the simple black table setting I put together for our mini-reunion.

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Ladies Night Out

Okay, it was actually Ladies Night In. It’s easier to talk, relax, and catch up this way!

These ladies are moms to some of my son’s friends when they were in grade school. Those heartwarming memories are fun to revisit when we get together. And it had been way too long since we had.

It was wonderful to reconnect. We shared what the 20-somethings are up to, plus all kinds of our current updates, joys, and also hardships. Supporting each other is what friendship is all about. ❤️

Tabletop Decor

So here’s a little table inspiration from last night’s soiree.

I went with this black and cream setting for the table, using the black and white pieces I already had, then adding flowers and new placemats.

Ask my friends; I am a lover of a clean white base. For literally everything, including clothes.

I’m unsure if it works for all situations, but I like to keep testing it. LOL

Similar to the capsule wardrobe idea, I use many white dish styles that mix and match with one another. Then, I add accents for variety and color.

There. Now, you know my strategy, and trust me, you will see it here time and time again!

So, I say use what you have and maybe add a new pattern or color with table linens; napkins (fabric or paper!), a runner, placemats, or a full-on table cloth. Or simply add flowers; they make a big difference.

A small refresh is always fun – like adding new earrings to an outfit. 😂

Table Decor Ideas

If you like the black, cream, or white look, below are similar products from Amazon. Just click the image to learn more. (Affiliate links.)

All of the casual-style table products above would pair well with black, cream, or white dishes. Some are neutral enough to be used with other color palettes, giving you even more flexibility and options.

Table Setting Ideas

Looking for more tabletop inspiration? Below are links to other ideas for hosting your friends and family.

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Friends Spring Lunch
Fourth of July Tables
Thanksgiving Tables
Elegant Christmas Tables
Rustic Christmas Tables
Spode Christmas Table
DIY Valentine’s Table

Get Together Friends

Is it time for you to catch up with old friends? Don’t wait; call up a few friends, invite them over and reconnect. And then sit back and enjoy! There is nothing better for your soul.


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