A placesetting can set the theme for an entire party. Just look at this cherry tablesetting inspired by the seasonal fruit. It’s a great idea for summer entertaining, or you can use cherry crafts and decor to bring the sweet taste of summer to any event—like a birthday party, baby, or bridal shower—all year long.

This table started with the Cherry Bomb place setting from my friends at Social Studies, a company which makes it easy to entertain by renting party-ready place settings and table decor. The place settings came with the runners, placemats, napkins, flatware, china, and the bowl of wooden cherries—and made the perfect backdrop for our cherry-themed party! Then we added DIY touches to really make the table come to life! (For a how-to on the pom-pom cherries, cherry cracker party favor, cherry toast, cherry candle, and cherry placecards and icebreaker game, check out this cherry party!)

Of course, cherries aren’t the only fruit or food that can inspire a place setting! Lemons, oranges, ice cream, pie—the possibilities are endless! Think of your favorite, build a color scheme and decor ideas around that and celebrate!