Summer entertaining should be kept simple and casual so everyone can enjoy themselves. We are finally heading down to our lake house this weekend and are having some of our friends over for a simple dinner. We always entertain simply there but I would like to make it a little bit special for my friends.
Here are some of my favorites for inspiration. I love the farm to table look of this one.
Simple greens from your yard and a rustic table runner make this one a snap to copy.
I love the rusticity of this one. It would be at home in a beach house setting as well as the desert.
Any flower “en masse” (whatever is plentiful in your yard) looks fabulous. Hydrangeas are coming out in full force here. They would be equally beautiful.
Another farm to table look from Ina. This would require a little more work but easy simple if you just gather and plop right before your guests are due to arrive.
This one too requires a little more effort but again whatever is available from your garden would work.
This one is super easy to replicate and you don’t have to have tons of flowers in your yard to pull it off.
What’s prettier than a simple grouping of sunflowers and candles?
This one could be simplified on a small table with just one of these in the center.
via Colin Cowie Weddings
If you don’t have these gorgeous coral lanterns buy some inexpensive ones at Ikea and paint them, add some coral from your house and some pretty napkins and you are good to go!!
Are you planning any summer dinner parties? Do you like to keep it simple for summer? What elements do you like to incorporate in your table décor?