I love to plan parties. I created this backyard dinner party for my family and it was amazing. Today I am sharing how to plan a backyard dinner party at your own home.
This post was sponsored and created for Flat Top Hills wines and the opinions are entirely mine. This post is for readers 21 years and older.
What a magical evening this was. I wanted to create a dinner party for our family. We are still “staying at home” and yet I wanted to create a really special evening. And besides, what better guests are there than family?
Today I am sharing how to plan a backyard dinner party.
Flat Top Hills Wines
I was recently selected to be an Ambassador for Flat Top Hills wines and they asked me to create a #flattopmoment. I decided to create a tablescape featuring their wines as part of an incredible dinner party. I wanted to create a magical dinner complete with decor, lighting, ambiance, good wine, and a home-cooked meal.
We loved having the wines with our dinner and it really was magical.
How to Create an Outdoor Dining Room
It took me a while to select the location for our dinner. While we have held quite a few parties in our backyard, I had never done anything poolside.
So I picked this area in front of our pool.
A few years ago I bought some old vintage porch posts. I used them to create an outdoor dining room and wanted to do it again,
I bought these porch posts at a vintage sale but you can find them on Facebook Marketplace. Just search for “porch posts”
Vintage porch posts have a hole in them so I figured out that I could pound stakes in the ground to partially support the posts.
I also used some 1″ x 2″ x 8′ lumber to secure the porch posts on top. You can get the idea from the photos below.
Next, I placed another board across the center top of the frame. I hung three strings of cafe lights which I bought a few years ago and have used so many times!
I decided I needed greenery across the top board and asked my husband if he could trim our tree. He gladly obliged and I placed the small branches all across the top. I secured them with green floral wire.
Setting the Table
I made the floral centerpieces and added my favorite copper candlesticks. You can get three of these copper candlesticks for only $21!
I absolutely love how the table came out. I made the place cards with my circuit machine. I promise to share how I made them in my next blog post!
As the evening progressed, the table became more beautiful as the sun set.
Thee lights were so unique and created a perfect ambiance poolside.
The table was simple but created the perfect #flattopmoment.
I also shared more details about the table setting, how to make the place cards, and how to make flower arrangements with grocery store flowers in this blog post. To find out how to make the paper lanterns go to this blog post.
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