Bash Conference – Table Design Competition

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Bash Conference (more on this amazing conference in a separate post).  As part of the 3-day event, they hosted a “Table Design Competition” – which was an opportunity to design and style one table…from soup to nuts.  From top to bottom.  Within a few parameters.  As part of this competition and in writing this post, I was given and/or compensated with product.  This post contains links to those products.  In some cases, I may receive additional compensation as a result of clicking the links.  All opinions contained in this post are my own.


In order to compete in this competition, you had to select one of two very broad themes:  1)  Modern Elegance or 2) Hollywood and submit a short 100-word explanation as well as a rendering of your concept.   Since I’m not an event planner or a professional party stylist – I have very limited connections when it comes to things like linens and tableware – which made the decision to enter a REALLY big one.  (like huge, really!)

On a whim (and a prayer…or many prayers), I opted to enter.   I thought my idea was original and it fell into the “Hollywood” category.  I knew that I wanted to expand on the “hollywood theme” and I ultimately chose one of my all time favorite movies:  “Singin’ in the Rain”.

If you’ve never seen “Singin’ in the Rain”, first of all, you totally should! It’s a classic and it’s funny!  Second of all, it’s all about how Hollywood transitioned from the era of silent films to “talkies”.  The addition of sound to the moving pictures caused quite a big stir in Hollywood back in the day.  In doing my homework for my table, I opted to NOT  focus in on the most popular aspect of the movie (the umbrellas) primarily because that had been done – and you could find 100+ examples of umbrella parties on pinterest.   I opted to focus on the lamppost from the famous scene with Gene Kelly where he actually sings the hit song “Singin’ in the Rain”.

I will have separate posts on all of the details and the fabulous vendors, but in the meantime, please check out these great photos!









You can EASILY re-create this theme for a bridal shower, graduation, retirement party, or birthday!  All printables are available in my shop!  Please be sure to follow along to see posts for each of my amazing vendors!  I could NOT have done this without each and every one of them!


Singin’ in the Rain – Bash Tablescape – Vendor List

Event Stylist:  Swish Printables

Black tablecloth, Black Sequin Overlay, Chair Covers, Black Napkins, Gold Votives, Gold Chargers:  Linen Tablecloth – Affordable Elegance

Glass Plates with custom printable designs:  Create UR Plate

Street Lamp Placecards, Gold Glitter Frames:  Kate Aspen

Mini Cookie Favors: Auntie Bea’s Bakery

Stamped Cloud Jewelry (used as glass decor): The Copper Fox

Gold Silhouettes of the Dancers and Mini Black Umbrella decor:  Paper + Pop




  1. I adored this table! Really great job!!!

  2. I can’t seem to find the printables for this theme in the shop. Are they still available anywhere? It is perfection for mine and my fiance’s engagement shower!

    • Hi Amanda:

      Thanks so much for the compliment! I can set up a custom listing for you through etsy. Do you want to message me through my shop with what products you want (e.g. invite, tags, etc.)?

      Also – please use SWISH10 as a 10% off coupon a thank you for ordering from me.


  3. Where is the light post from?


  1. […] Donna was kind enough to offer Linen Tablecloth customers a discount when purchasing printables through her shop. Please use LINENT for a 10% discount. (Valid through 12/31/2015) To find out more about the competition read her blog post. […]

  2. […] the classes, the sponsors, and the networking.   The very best part for me was competing in the tabletop design competition.  My theme for the table was Singin’ in the Rain and I couldn’t have pulled off my […]

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