This past weekend was a busy one. My cousin Jayci got married, and most of my extended family was in town to join in the festivities. Another cousin, Marcy, flew in from Washington and stayed at my house. Since we only see each other every few years, we got together with both my brothers, sister in laws, and my mom for a little outdoor BBQ.
Its so fun to spend time with family and reminisce on the old days, singing Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone Now”, making mix tapes, and remembering sleep overs in years gone by. Perfect timing in that I already had picked up some new items for an outdoor table setting while shopping at Pier 1 the week before. While I was setting up I also grabbed some plants and candles from around the house to add to the decor. Why not?
Marcy laughed and said she was shocked at how “fancy” our dinners were, and then was shocked at how easily it came together. With an event planner in the family, I guess we got used to planning fun dinners and decorating the tables all the time!
Here is the table all set up. Luckily, the deck is already set up with string lights and flowers. The table is just a plastic card table that we take out whenever we have an outdoor dinner. I have done this trick before when I set up a dinner table on the dock.
The white plates I already had, I made the Chargers (tutorial to come in the next few days) and bought the blue square plates, blue napkins, and succulent napkin rings from Pier 1.
I used some of the twine left over from my charger project to wrap the utensils together. A simple touch, but added to the overall table setting. (See how I made these rope chargers for less than $2 a piece)
I also wrapped the dining chairs with the twine and added more of the faux succulents. What a way to dress up some simple white chairs!
This is the same dock we dined on for the last impromptu outdoor dinner party.
A great time was had by everyone there. I love having large family BBQ’s, even better when we potluck it.
Are you ready to enjoy the outdoors? Check out these outdoor entertaining ideas:
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Comments & Reviews
Virginia Fynes says
Awesome tablescape. It looks like your guests really dined in style!
Looks great! Want to come over and help me? I am terrible at putting together a table!
I have no plan when I set a table, I just wing it, shop my house, and try again! Send me the link or a photo when your table is done. I would love to see it!
So pretty! I’m not so great at decorating the table – I need practice! But I love that yours is simple. I might even be able to do it 😉
I love tablescaping! This tablescape is so unique and I love the colour scheme. What a fun and creative opportunity. I love Pier 1s fabulous products!
Love the gorgeous lantern and your blue table-setting, Brooke! Such a lovely set-up!
I’m hoping to have a campfire next weekend.
My oldest son is going to Nova Scotia for the entire summer to spend some time with his grandparents. The rest of us are planning trips around Alberta. We will be heading to Calgary, Banff, and Jasper and we have tickets for the big country music festival, Big Valley Jamboree!
Love that navy mixed with the green- so classic and beautiful!
Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says
What a beautiful place setting! Your deck looks gorgeous! I’d love for you to come share it at our link party on my blog please 🙂
Inspire Me Heather says
Your table setting looks beautiful Brooke! I love those blue square plates and your succulents on the chairs idea is very clever!
angela m says
Love your table setting. Our plans this summer is to visit my brother and sister in law and meet my new baby niece
Sunshine G says
I like that the vibe is kind of edgy – the blue and green make it less frivolous and more intense.
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What a lovely party Brooke! I love the colour scheme and your use of succulents and green plants! So gorgeous! Angie xo
Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo says
LOVE the succulent napkin rings. Pier 1 has so many amazing products. Thanks for putting a couple of them together. Beautiful presentation.
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Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo says
P.S. We have an 8 week road trip planned to Toronto, Georgian Bay, Newfoundland and Algonquin Park. Really excited.
Brooke, I love everything about this table setting! I love the colors and how you styled it. Great job!!
Gorgeous table setting! I love the succulent napkin rings from Pier 1 – so pretty!
Lucy AKINS says
Love it so …xo
Thanks Lucy! That means so much coming from you!