Find summer table and centerpiece inspiration with themes and ideas ranging from nautical, seaside, tropical, or fresh-from-the-garden, for your outdoor entertaining and dining.
I think that alfresco or outdoor dining is at its best when combined with a fun summer theme or activity! With a little imagination, you can be transported to a tropical or seaside locale, enjoy a summer activity like picnicking, or celebrate the flowers or fruits of the season! I pulled together some summer table and centerpiece inspiration from the archives.
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and centerpiece inspiration for your summer dining!
A tropical-inspired tablescape and cocktail for lakeside dining and sipping.
A nautical lakeside table in celebration of National Lighthouse Day
Set sail into summer with some nautical fun on the dock and celebrate the red, white and blue.
Create a blooming watermelon centerpiece for the Fourth of July or summer entertaining.
A fruit and flower centerpiece and table on the porch
A garden-inspired table with blooming watering cans and a quilt for a casual alfresco table.
Nautical and patriotic fun for boating season!
All aboard on the pontoon, decked out from stem to stern, with anchors, ship’s wheels, red, white and blue, and stars and stripes
A beach-inspired tablescape with the colors of sun, sand, and sea.
Table inspiration from Loggerhead Sea Turtles and summer family vacation.
A table on the dock to celebrate the last days of summer and DIY centerpiece with seashells and hydrangeas
A fantasy island getaway and boating excursion tablescape.
The pontoon decked out with frolicking flamingos, tropical bunting and hula skirt swags with a Caribbean-inspired menu and picnic
Celebrating tomato season with a tomato centerpiece and Heirloom Tomato Pie.
Garden hydrangeas provide a centerpiece for a dockside table with Lenox Butterfly Meadow Cloud. Post includes an easy tip to keep cut hydrangeas from wilting.
Sunny lemons provided some cheery table inspiration in a tablecloth and dinnerware for lakeside dining. Sparkling Limonata cans are repurposed as vases for flowers.
An alfresco summer table with steps to create a lemon vase flower arrangement.
Mini lemon ‘vases’ are filled with garden blooms.
Embracing the August blues with transferware and Limelight Hydrangeas
Sunflowers meet a bright farmhouse plaid and blue water views
Black and white buffalo check marry cheery sunflowers in a lakeside table for two.
Celebrate summer with a DIY flower arrangement and table on the porch buzzing with bees.
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