Shabbos Table Setting Ideas Course for your Table or Simcha- Table Setup
The following is a Short Course with six pages of ideas and pictures for you. Enjoy!
In June, I put together an event for 250 women coming to honor 7 Rabbi’s Wives in Baltimore, MD.
The year before last, we used 4 rows of banquet, rectangular tables- say about 6 or 7 tables pushed together interspersed with 3 round dessert tables. Check out the video of how it was done: How to Set a Beautiful Table
How to Incorporate Table Setting Ideas into your Own Shabbos Table
-Start by looking over what you have and begin grouping them into colors. Is all of your cookware white? Put the white together and find your next color. What about your glasses? Include those in the color scheme, I bought beautiful blue glasses at the dollar store!
- Find a second color scheme in your cookware/serving ware. Perhaps you have a lot of chrome or silver, put it all together so you can see what you have.
- Begin working with your 2 colors, maximizing their potential by using several items on your table in those colors
- Practice setting your table with the 2 colors. You’ll find that a 3rd color pops up. See how those colors work.
- Once you have a 2-3 color scheme that you like, think about whether there are other serving pieces you need to complete your Shabbos table.
For example, I didn’t have a Mayim Acharonim set for a long time. Now that I know my table colors are red, gold, and blue, I picked up a single use tea pot in those colors (from Target!) and now use that for mayim acharonim.
I also use a challah tray in the matching pattern from Target.
- Put away pieces that do not fit into your color scheme, or start all over by creating another scheme!
- White and the metallics (gold, silver) are somewhat neutral and sometimes don’t count towards the 2-3 color limit, unless they really stand out. Play around with your shabbos table until you love it!
For more table decorating ideas, I suggest you pick up a copy of my “Beautiful Shabbos Tables” ebook, available for instant download for $7! Enjoy!