Colorful Outdoor Entertaining

The key to an intimate, elegant outdoor dinner is to bring the indoors out.

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That means forgoing the paper products.  Instead, adorn your patio or picnic table with fabric linens, glass stemware, ceramic plates and silverware — all the items you would use in your dining room — and choose a color theme.

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Use identical place settings for a formal look, or mix and match for a more casual meal.

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For pops of color, add throws, scarves and pillows.  Added details such as place cards, candles, and a beautiful centerpiece will make your guests feel welcome.

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And last but certainly not least, pray for beautiful weather!

Photos from: southernaccents.com; countryliving.com; barillaus.com; apartmenttherapy.com

One thought on “Colorful Outdoor Entertaining

  1. I love the touch with the throws – so colourful and esp. useful for those cool summer evenings for guest to throw on themselves as the evening cools and I absolutely adore the Hermes table setting (if I’m not mistaken) in pics nos. 1&2..

    Lena’s last blog post..hand-drawn rendering

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