Traveling to exotic locales like Bali, India and Thailand have been some of the most joyous moments of my life. I dream of destinations far far away, where the culture is so different and the food is like nothing I’ve ever tried. Morocco is next on my travel list for sure. Longing for days wandering around the souks, shopping for spices and eating exotic dishes in Marrakesh. Until the time comes, I wanted to create an experience that was like being in Morocco. This would be a great summer dinner party idea.
Create this Moroccan Tablescape
Start with some bright florals. I used ranunculuses, carnations and roses to create these arrangements. Here are the steps to creating this exact centerpiece.
I am obsessed with indigo African mudcloths. The vibrant ethnic look adds some depth to the Moroccan theme. I went for a dark background so the bright florals could pop. I found my mudcloth on Etsy. I threw in some navy napkins. I found those on Etsy as well and they were super affordable. Just search for a basic navy colored napkin.
The gold utensils are from West Elm. Great option to add some glamour for the richness of the Moroccan culture. The wooden bowls I got in a market in Ubud when I was in Bali for my honeymoon.
This beautiful blue and white serving tagine is hand painted from Morocco. You can get one here. I liked how it ties in to the indigo mudcloth keeping with the ethnic theme. The Moroccan lanterns are from Cost Plus World Market. I pretty much go there anytime I am looking for all things exotic. The white plates and glasses are from World Market as well. I went with white plates given all the drama happening with the florals, I didn’t want it to be too overwhelming. Another idea would be to use Moroccan hand painted plates if you had fewer florals and a not so intense table cloth.
Now we’re ready to celebrate. I would serve an authentic Moroccan tagine dinner like this one. The chicken is so flavorful and will have your guests begging for seconds.