When summer comes strolling into our lives, it brings a lot of magical moments along with it. There’s the first fireflies, the first warm breezes, the sound of kids playing late into the night, and the smell of neighbors grilling. But our favorite summer moment has to be the cherished outdoor dinner party. It’s everything we love about summer and interior design, all bundled into a heart-warming package.

Decorating For The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

1. Set The Table

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Don’t be afraid to pull out dinnerware from the kitchen to create a more formal feel. Add candles and flowers to enhance the dining vibe.

Summer Soiree: Hosting The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

Riviera Side Chair – $225
Summer Soiree: Hosting The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

Jardine Dining Table – $999
Summer Soiree: Hosting The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

Pillivuyt Porcelain Dinnerware – $115
Summer Soiree: Hosting The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

Granada Tumbler – $12

2. Don't Forget To Tend The Bar


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Let’s face it, those warm evening breezes take on whole new charm when you’ve got a delightful beverage to sip on. Up your bar game with a bar cart, champagne bucket, pitcher, shakers and cocktail sets.

Summer Soiree: Hosting The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

Oval Bart Cart – $258
Summer Soiree: Hosting The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

Banded Rim Pitcher – $49
Summer Soiree: Hosting The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

Resin Champagne Bucket – $250
Summer Soiree: Hosting The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

Gold Barware – $39

3. Cultivate The Mood With Lighting


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Want your outdoor dinner party to make your guests feel at ease? Create a relaxing mood with lighting and accessories like lanterns, string lights, candles and vases.

Summer Soiree: Hosting The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

Glass Candle Holder – $175
Summer Soiree: Hosting The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

Lazy Susan Glass Hurricane – $84

Summer Soiree: Hosting The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

String Lights – $59
Summer Soiree: Hosting The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

Sparkler Starry String Lights – $59

4. Go Casual

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When it comes to outdoor gatherings, perfectly-imperfect style is what you’re going for. To achieve a Boho, informal look, layer rugs and throws over your lawn and mix floor cushions and pillows for seating.

Summer Soiree: Hosting The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

Mudcloth Textile Tapestry – $69/center>
Summer Soiree: Hosting The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party
Hand Knotted Fez Shag – $449
Summer Soiree: Hosting The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

Tie Dye Linen Napkin – $25
Summer Soiree: Hosting The Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party
Braided Jute Floor Cushion – $69

These tips should be enough to make your next outdoor dinner party hard to forget. You might like it so much that you want to bring some of that style inside. Just let us know when you’re ready and we’ll help you make any space worthy of a gathering.