Start by picking a roomy location on the deck or yard and set out a table or tables with seating for each guest. For larger parties, borrow or rent supplies ahead. Whenever you have a large group of 20 or more, don’t feel the need to fit everyone at one large table. For this event, we couldn’t fit everyone at one table, so we used additional square tables as well. It still looks great and is the perfect way to fit everyone without being cramped at one table.
Next, decorate the tabletop and chairs. To accent the blue table, tie shades of blue ribbons to the back of the seats. It’s something fun and different to add a little bit of interest to the space. If renting chairs, this is a great way to jazz them up and make them your own. Let your personal style or your particular party speak towards the decor of the space. We used the same shade of blue for the placemats, vases and glasses, and added some pops of pink and cobalt blue vases in varying heights with light pink, orange and white flowers. Your pop of color is totally reflective on your personal preference.
Finally, set the mood and the table! Set the table and mood of the space with fresh herbs and candles. Layer dinner plates on woven chargers then place flatware and glassware to surround each plate. Use white and blue place cards at the top of each plate for a personal touch. Candles can be dispersed throughout the center of the table. Grab your favorite herbal scents–rosemary, sage, lavender, etc. Wrap a sprig of each herb together with twine and place them on each napkin. It looks beautiful and smells great too!
Patina Vie Glassware
Strata Dinner Plates
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