Elevated Outdoor Entertaining

Elevating Outdoor Entertaining

The beautiful weather we have had lately in New England is inspiring many to start entertaining outdoors.  Who doesn’t love to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful blooms and lush green foliage.  Paper plates and bare tabletops are perfect for casual get-to-gathers, but for a more elevated evening here are a few simple tips and ideas.

 Elevated Outdoor EntertainingTable linens and fun placemats add a little formality to your outdoor table.

Shades of Blue

Using stoneware is an easy way to add a touch of formality without making it feel overdone.

Keeping it fun

Create a balance by using ornate glasses with a fun paper polka dot straw.  This is an easy way to elevate your table yet keep it informal.

Adding the extra touch

Using fabric napkins is another simple trick that makes it feel special. Tying them with raffia and adding a simple after dinner mint makes it feel fun and inviting.

Shades of blue tablescape

Flowers, especially during the spring and summer are the perfect centerpiece.

shades of blue

Simple designs

 White platters with fun colored bowls are perfect for the appetizers and whatever is cooking on the grill. Using prints and patterns together keep it fun while traditional white adds the formality.

Party favors

I always like to include a party favor for the guests at any party I style or host.  A simple mercury glass votive and candle tied with a cute tag is perfect for this.  Not only does it add to the décor, it is a great take away for your guests.

Patio party fun

 I hope you are taking advantage of your outdoor spaces.

I will be posting in

Tablescape Thursday

Bee Inspired to create something beautiful and fun today,

Debbie

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