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Luau-Themed Tablescape Showdown for Margaritaville and some DIY'ing


I'm so excited to share that a tablescape design challenge I filmed with Whalerock Industries for the Margaritaville brand back in June is finally live and ready for your viewing pleasure! Check out this video!

The parameters of the tablescape design challenge were as follows:

  • Luau-themed

  • $250 budget

  • 30 minutes to set the table

  • 2 DIY projects to incorporate into the table

  • 2 "mystery prop items" to incorporate into the table

I faced off with Julee Ireland to film this designer showdown, and boy oh boy, was it a blast! Honestly, this was my first time on camera and I was scared out of my mind! It took about 5 hours of filming to generate a few 3 minute video clips after all of the editing. Always expect the unexpected, I suppose. They said "bring a cocktail dress." So I did...except that my cocktail dress was WHITE and we were filming on a WHITE background. Who knew? So i ended up wearing the shorts and t-shirt I sweated all day in, getting ready for the shoot. Rookie mistakes are a real thing, you hear me?

I also filmed some DIY segments as well, showcasing the two DIY items I made and incorporated into my tablescape. Here's my DIY Hula Girl Drinking Glass Tutorial:

Here's my DIY segment about how to make Palm Leaf Embossed Wooden Spoons

And here's a few shots of the tablescape itself!

#tablescapes #luau #pineapple #bananaleaf #coconut #adultparty #summerparty #DIY #embossing #jimmybuffett #margaritaville