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How to Set a Creative Italian Dinner Table Party Theme

This month for Supper Club, I’m sharing How to Set a Creative Italian Dinner Table for our Italian Dinner Party Theme.

I love using blue and white on my table and was inspired by a blue and white tile table runner with lemons that I discovered on Etsy.

The colors reminded me so much of our trip to Italy and really gave me so many creative ideas for DIY projects.

Therefore, this might be my record for DIY projects on one table setting.

Table runner with Italian Inspiration and DIY Topiary

Supper Club – Italian Dinner Table

If you are joining us for the first time, we are a group of friends who love to entertain and when entertaining in person wasn’t recommended last year, we started a virtual supper club in January 2021.

Each month we choose a theme for our dinner tables, which we post the 4th Thursday of each month.

Next, we each share a recipe to complete the meal on the 4th Saturday.

Although the theme is the same, I love seeing each persons interpretation of the theme and how they make it fit their decor style.

I know you are going to love joining us each month for our Supper Club. In case you missed the January table you can see it here.

If you are joining me from Simply 2 Moms, welcome. I know you loved their creative Italian tablescape.

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Italian Dinner Party Theme DIY’s

Italy was our favorite trip ever and I fell in love with the landscape. All the vineyards, lemon groves, olive trees and of course, the cypress trees.

Therefore, the cypress trees, were my inspiration for the DIY Boxwood & Lemon topiaries I designed for the Italian Dinning Table.

DIY Topiaries for Italian Table

In addition, I wanted the entire room to have an Italian feel so an existing wreath was repurposed with lemons and garland for the wall behind the table. The wreath update can be seen here.

Full view of dinner table with Italian Dinner Party Theme.

The beautiful table runner from Italian Summers was an Etsy find and it was the inspiration for the blue and white table setting with lemon accents.

In addition, I found some gorgeous napkins with a tile pattern but the price was a little hefty so instead of ordering them, I made some tile inspired, painted Flour Sack Napkins myself.

DIY napkins on Italian Table Setting

More inspired ideas

I was on a roll with the lemons and since it was my turn for the Dessert Recipe, I discovered many Italian recipes that call for limoncello. That’s when I discovered that you could make Homemade Limoncello.

What Italian dinner party theme would be complete without Limoncello. You can see the recipes and learn more about this Italian Liqueur here.

Don’t worry I’ll be sharing the yummy dessert recipe on Saturday. I promise it’s one you don’t want to miss.

Italian Themed Dinner Table

Italian Dinner Table Centerpiece

Although the Boxwood and Lemon Topiaries were made for the table, I also wanted a simple centerpiece that allowed guests to talk with each other.

Therefore, the topiaries were placed at the end of the table runner and the actual centerpiece included candlesticks, a smaller boxwood topiary and a vintage brass tray filled with moss and lemons.

Italian Dinner Party Theme

A preserved boxwood wreath was placed around the pedestal of a milk glass cake stand and then the vintage brass tray was sat on top.

Several vintage brass candlesticks rest in the tray and along side it, with the moss balls and lemons juggling for a spot.

Sorry friends but these cute (brand new) lemon salt and pepper shakers were a steal at the thrift store, however I did find these similar ones.

Italian Dinner Table Centerpiece

Blue and White Place Setting

Fortunately, blue and white dishes are one of my passions. Therefore, it was just a matter of pulling them out of the cabinet.

Both the dinner plate and dessert plate were previous HomeGoods finds and although they aren’t Italian pottery, the colors work with the table runner.

Dinner Table with Italian theme

The chargers are a $2.00 Hobby Lobby find and work perfectly with the Italian Party Theme.

blue and white Italian Dinner Table

Other Italian Dinner Party Theme Tableware

The cute lemon dish is perfect for the olive oil and looks cute alongside the thrifted tiny martini glasses. They are the perfect size for a sip of limoncello.

In addition, the water goblets, wine glasses and cutlery are also thrift store finds that I use all the time.

Italian Dinner Table Place Setting

Don’t you just love the yellow pitcher? Yep, you guessed right, it’s another thrift store purchase from a few years back and its Italian made.

Well, I have some good news, the lemon napkin rings are new and so affordable. Aren’t they so cute.

Italian Dinner Party Table Setting

Did you notice that even the wall sconces got a little lemon touch with a couple left over napkin rings?

You know that napkin rings and candle rings are interchangeable at my house!

Italian Dinner Party Theme

Italian Dinner Table

A perfect way to beat the winter blues is to add a pop of color to help transition from winter blah to early Spring!

So I hope you enjoyed seeing the Italian Dinner Table as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Italian Tablescape

More Italian Tablescape Inspiration

Hey don’t leave yet! Up next is Stacy from Stacy Ling, Bricks N Bloom with her amazing Italian Tablescape in her beautifully remodeled dinning room.

Be sure to click all the links below to see so many creative ideas.

Stacy’s 5 Simple Table Decorations for Italian Dinner Party / Michele’s Rustic Italian Dinner Party

Jen’s How to Host an Italian Inspired Dinner Party / Simply 2 Mom’s How to Create an Italian Tablescape

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Salute!


Jayne via Chalking Up Success

Saturday 26th of February 2022

I've visited Italy many times and can say that I think you've hit the nail right on the head with your lovely lemon themed tablescape, Rachel! Everything is so pretty and easy to replicate!


Saturday 26th of February 2022

Jayne, I've only been once but this is what I remembered too. Thanks for your sweet compliment

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 26th of February 2022

Your Italian dinner party table is so inspiring Rachel. I love all the gorgeous colors and those lovely napkins.


Saturday 26th of February 2022

Kim, I really appreciate this.


Thursday 24th of February 2022

Such a beautiful table Rachel! I love the blue and white dishes and lemon theme. Those little lemon bowls are so cute!!


Friday 25th of February 2022

Michele, Thanks for your sweet comments.


Thursday 24th of February 2022

Oh my goodness! This is amazing. The blue and white looks so beautiful with the lemons. Just gorgeous!


Friday 25th of February 2022

Renae, It's so refreshing after winter.

AnnMarie - Simply2Moms

Thursday 24th of February 2022

The color scheme is so pretty for your Italian theme. And those DIY topiaries are just perfect! Can't wait to see your recipe on Saturday.


Friday 25th of February 2022

You will love it.