Who doesn’t love summer?
It’s time for slowing down, lounging by the pool, taking a vacation, enjoying the warmth of the season – and of course hosting the perfect summer party.
If you’re planning a summer get-together, especially one outdoors, your table will be the centerpiece of your décor. We suggest a farmhouse-style tablescape for a more laid-back, casual, and charming approach to entertaining.
Here are a few ideas to create a beautiful, cozy gathering place.
Flowers are key to a beautiful table – but don’t think you have to use fresh arrangements. Faux florals – like you’ll find at Prairie in Bloom – look just like the real thing and it will make your party planning a little easier.
For a farmhouse look, consider charming containers like pitchers, watering cans, baskets, bottles, or jars.
Also think about pairing florals with lanterns for your tabletop arrangements.
Use the colors of summer for your table – pink, white, yellow, purple and blue hues are perfect for the season. From flowers to plates to table runners, pops of color will brighten the area and make guests feel relaxed and ready for a fun time.
Your farmhouse style will come to life with accent pieces for your table, as well as the rest of the yard or surrounding entertaining area.
Fill a wire basket like this with lemons and you’ll add instant charm – and color – to your table.
If you’re doing a buffet-style meal, these ladle pots are perfect vessels for silverware.
Put rustic buckets like these on a side table or on your lawn. Fill them with ice to use as drink coolers.
If you want to forgo formality, quirky napkins like these will add personality to the party.
Have some fun by creating party favors that double as place markers. A small succulent in a pot or container with the guest’s name on the side is a fun alternative to place cards. Plus, it gives your guests a memento to take home and remember your fun summer party.
Ready to start creating your summer tablescape, but aren’t sure where to start? Need a little inspiration?
Our designers at Prairie in Bloom Marketplace in Omaha can help you find the florals, accents and other unique farmhouse pieces that will make your summer table – and your party – one your guests will remember. Stop in today or browse our collection online.