Long days and warm nights make summer the perfect time to throw parties! Whether you’re hosting an afternoon backyard barbeque or an elegant dinner under the fireworks, the perfect table décor can make it a party to remember.
Here are a few of our favorite summer table décor staples to elevate your next get-together.
Summer Table Décor Ideas
Whether it’s your grandmother’s heirloom china collection or some plastic plates with fun prints, patterned plates immediately draw the eye. Don’t be afraid to mix patterned plates for dinner and dessert; this can add a fun, whimsical touch.
Centerpieces are arguably the most important element of a table spread. While a single central piece can get the job done, we think that multi-level centerpieces provide more opportunities to be creative. Mix different elements with varying heights and materials to craft a show-stopping centerpiece.
A statement tablecloth can take any summer table to the next level. Look for funky prints and bold-colored tablecloths to pair with simple dishware and napkins. Don’t be afraid to use unconventional tablecloths like picnic blankets!
When hosting a party at night or one that transitions into the evening, the right lighting is everything. We love using candles to set a mood, and there are so many different ways to use them! Some options include floating candles, elegant candlesticks, or even citronella candles to repel insects. String lights are also a great option to create mood lighting for backyard barbeques.
Once your table is set, consider adding personal elements for each guest to make them feel extra special. We think that unconventional name tags make the perfect finishing touch for each place setting. Try writing names on cardstock tags or wooden pieces and prop them up using wine corks, fresh greenery, or anything your heart desires!
For us, no summer table spread is complete without fresh flowers! Flowers aren’t just for the centerpiece. When it comes to flowers, the options are endless. Consider mixing and matching seasonal blooms for a unique and personalized look. You can use them in table settings, napkin rings, garlands, and more.