This Genius New Service Will Simplify Party Planning
How much time (and money) do you spend agonizing over table settings before a dinner party or holiday meal? This company lets you rent table decor on demand.
Between sourcing, storing, and actually using new dinnerware pieces, it is tough trying to update your table settings to fit in with the latest trends. That’s why Liz Curtis (former lawyer, turned blogger, turned event planner) founded Table + Teaspoon, an on-demand tabletop design service based out of San Francisco. Launching nationwide today, her company offers six styles of place settings—ranging from bold and graphic to quiet and subdued—that can be rented out for your next mealtime gathering. Choose a style, select the number of guests (parties larger than 12 require custom orders), order up to four days before the event, and a box will be sent your way.
Each package includes a table runner, dual-sided cloth napkins, dinner and salad plates, flatware (in gold, rose gold, or platinum), wine and water glasses, menu cards, place cards, paper straws, taper candles, and candlesticks. All you need to provide is the food (and flowers if you’re feeling adventurous). Hosting a baby shower or ladies’ luncheon? Opt for the modern Monroe style, which pairs a bold palm leaf pattern with pink and black accents. Looking for something more traditional instead? Try the Cabot, which boasts a nautical blue-and-white theme. No matter what style you choose, your guests are sure to be wowed.
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Best of all, once the party is over, simply put all the supplies back into the box (Yes, dirty—they’ll do the washing) and ship it back to Table + Teaspoon. At $24 per place setting (which includes the cost of shipping both ways), entertaining just got a whole lot easier.