Simple Outdoor Gatherings

Throwing an outdoor party doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. Using simple everyday items from the home to spruce up an outdoor space can provide a serene spot to have a beautiful party… In a garden, on a deck, under a tree – doesn’t matter where you have it or why, it can be done very easily.

Every outdoor party must have lights! It adds a touch of magic and ambiance that can turn any “plain ole space” into something grand.

This table setting is simple – white everyday dishes, linen tablecloth, and greenery for a punch of color.

(Southern Living)

A bold pattern of red stands out on these “dishtowel” placemats. Inexpensive towels or table napkins can make a pretty backdrop for complimenting dishes. Red is a great choice for summer!

I LOVE this space. Something like this can be popped up in any yard – so breezy and enchanting.

(Country Living)

Using greenery from your yard or garden is an easy way to dress up plain white dishes for a clean, summery look. I love the rustic feel of this setting.

(Country Living)

A bright, cheery table is always inviting to guests – using fruit is a great way to add color to your table. Writing your guests name on the lemon or other fruit is a creative way to make a “place card”.

A sweet favor for a garden party or brunch – you can use any type of ribbon to match your decor.

(Better Homes and Gardens)

Fun favor idea for a garden tea party or birthday party.

Very popular this season is a “green” party favor (literally!). These are plantable placecards. Guests will always remember your party with a lovely flower to remind them!

There are so many great ideas to share – some great places to look are Better Homes and Gardens and Real Simple. Happy partying!

What do you think?



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    I love to entertain outdoors…your tips and ideas are perfect. The love the breezy outdoor room.
    Thanks for sharing