Dining Al Fresco: Summer Dinner Inspiration

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Wedding season has us reminiscing about Naseem & Ricky’s gorgeous outdoor wedding and dreaming of summer garden parties where we get to indulge both our entertaining and styling obsessions. Is there anything better than an al fresco dinner party, where you get to savor the beauty of dusk? That magical moment where the day lingers a little longer before fading into night. A delicious meal prepared from the freshest local bounty. Unhurried conversation with great friends and family.

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It all starts with a plan. The outdoors beckon a simple one. We love a tablescape that includes natural elements dotted with a few beloved pieces, like the adorable blue elephant salt and pepper shakers from Servv and Europe2You’s stunning serveware crafted from reclaimed wood.

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Dinner parties, especially the outdoor variety, are not just for adults. Give children a space of their own, with colors and paper to keep them entertained and seating they can easily manage. Yard games are always another fun addition for guests of every age. Family favorites are cornhole and bocce ball.

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When in doubt, add candles, greenery and fresh fruit. We find layering different sizes of candles an enchanting detail.

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And have plenty of drinks guests can refill themselves. From sparkling water, or still, to fresh lemonade, to cocktails, or bottles of wine, it’s wonderful to get to sit and relax without the need to get up for anything.

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We would love to help you polish your perfect soiree. Please visit us in store, or online, for our vast selection of serveware and table décor. We’re also available for event styling, big and small. Call us to schedule a personalized styling consultation to bring your event vision to life.

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