We love a good dinner party! For each season, there are some very specific styles and decorations that we have been sharing. Let’s think warm thoughts and go with a summer theme today!
Serve a cool soup for starters, such as gazpacho, cold tomato soup, chilled cucumber soup or cold potato leek soup. Some delicious recipes can be found here.
We love this idea, found here. String cut flower blooms in empty glass bottles as decoration for your dining table.
For decoration, use cool crisp styles and colors. A natural wood table and fresh greens and ivories mark the table as summer fresh! We love this image, found here.
A spring dinner party held in the garden is charming. Spring is the time when everything is new and fresh, flowers are blooming and the air is alive with life.
For your place setting, wrap up some fresh radishes or herbs for a lovely bouquet. The napkin can be a lovely natural fabric such as linen or raw cotton. This example comes from here.
We love the unique centerpieces using vegetables rather than flowers – these artichokes take the place of flower buds in a clear vase. This example was found here.
Flowers that bloom during spring are an excellent centerpiece idea – using daffodils or tulips in a mason jar is an adorable decoration idea. Pull a sprig or bloom for the napkin to add extra color to your dinner table. We love this example, found here.
Holding a dinner party can be a lavish occasion, a simple gathering or a stylish example. Using elements found in your own backyard can be a simple and affordable option for decorations.
Find a fallen tree branch and paint in the color of your choice. Affix taper candles using hot glue and use the branch as a centerpiece. We love this example, found here.
Gather a handful of similar branches and connect them together to form a chandelier. Hang small votive candles from an odd number of branches and hang the chandelier from the ceiling using heavy ribbon. We love this chandelier, found here.
We love this simple design, found here. Locate some beautiful twigs and sticks and insert them into a tall cylinder glass vase. Using a different vessel will give the decoration a different style.
Cut up a log in differing lengths, making sure the bottom is flat and solid so they stand upright. Drill a shallow hole in the center that will hold the votive candles. Scatter these around the table for dinner, spacing them between plates and florals. This example was found here.