Tillandsia Air Plants Table Setting

Setting the Table With Air Plants

by Jamie Beck

The holiday season is upon us! It's that time of year when family comes to town, friends get together, and we open our homes and our hearts to show the people in our lives how much we appreciate them. And of course we all want our homes to be as welcoming and beautiful as they can be - with as little effort as possible. 

Whether you're throwing an intimate dinner party for a handful of friends, hosting the whole family for thanksgiving, or throwing an engagement party for your favorite couple, air plants can be a no-fuss way to elevate your design and add some unique interest to your dining experience. 

Use Geometric Shapes + Air Plants For a Modern, Organic Look
We love this table scape by Craft and Couture which blends organic succulent terrariums, simple geometric air plant holders, and air plants with the place settings.

Modern Organic Table Scape With Air Plants from Craft and Couture

Image via Craft and Couture

Get the look: 
1. Geometric air plant holders
2. Mix of 10 air plants 
3. Woven Chargers: Crate & Barrel


Mix A Variety of Air Plants For A Simple Garland
Combine larger, statement-making air plants like the Tillandsia xerographica with smaller air plants in a garland across the center of the dining table, alternating large plants with smaller, and situating the larger air plants toward the center for some height.

Take vintage or heirloom candleholders like these crystal candleholders and add a couple air plants on top for an elegant yet unexpected twist - perfect for a low-key brunch or luncheon.

Tillandsia centerpiece table scape

Get the look:
1. Premium air plant combo pack (xerographica, vernicosa, brachycaulos)
2. Air Plant Premium Pack
3. Crystal candle holders: Wayfair


Double Duty: Place Setting + Party Favor
Adorn each guest's place setting with an air plant in a holder to suit your style - or keep the look organic and simple with just the plant on its own.

Air plant party favor


air plant place setting


Create a Fall Festive Look for Thanksgiving
Mix a variety of air plants and seasonal gourds for a colorful centerpiece. This also works great as mantle decor or as the backdrop to a buffet or hors d'oeuvres table.

fall air plants

Get the look:
1. Tillandsia xerographica
2. Tillandsia bulbosa guatemala
3. Tillandsia red abdita brachycaulos (enhanced)
4. Tillandsia streptophylla hybrid
5. Tillandsia aeranthos
6. Gourds: Your local farmstand

Throwing a party and need a larger quantity of air plants? Looking for bulk pricing on air plant party favors? Check out the wholesale section on our website for bulk pricing on everything you need to create a stunning air plant event.

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