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Summer Outdoor Dining Ideas

I know I don’t even need to tell you how much I love outdoor dining. Today I created a new table that coordinates with our summer color palette.

Fabulous Outdoor Dining Ideas

Now that I have a new summer color, aqua, I thought it might be fun to create a summer outdoor dining idea on our back patio. I ran to Trader Joe’s for flowers and put this table together in less than an hour.

Outdoor Dining Colors

If you saw my post yesterday, Home Tour and Summer Color Palette, then you know I added a new color to our home for summer. I decided to bring the beach house feeling to our home and added lots of aqua accents to our home. Of course, I had to add it to our outdoor dining table too!

I cannot believe it took me this long to realize how stunning an aqua-themed table would look in our backyard. The colors are my favorite. Wow.

Outdoor Dining and Summer Colors

Just so you know, I teamed up with some very talented bloggers today. They all shared their Outdoor Entertaining ideas so scroll down to the bottom of this post to see all of their ideas.

I love this view of my table overlooking the backyard. It’s a very simple table. Of course, simple is my favorite way to decorate.

Outdoor Dining and Setting a Table

Arranging Flowers for My Outdoor Dining Table

I absolutely love how the flowers came out for my outdoor dining table.

I bought them at Trader Joe’s. I knew going into it that I wouldn’t be able to use the main color in my flower arrangement. I mean, who wants aqua flowers in their arrangement, right? So when I arrived at the store, I knew I wanted predominantly green with a little bit of white.

How about that vase? It is actually a vintage battery jar and I bought it at a vintage sale. I own a few clear ones and I just love the color of this battery jar!

Outdoor Dining and Summer Colors

The flowers were very easy to arrange and did not take long at all. Maybe 15 minutes total to arrange?

  • one – Here are the flowers I bought at Trader Joe’s. I bought about 75% green and 25% white flowers. I didn’t have any big plans and certainly knew I wouldnt be looking for aqua flowers. White and green seemed like a good idea.
  • two – I filled the battery jar with water and started adding the greenery.
  • three – I just kept adding greenery and loved the variety of choices I was able to find at the grocery store.
  • four – Don’t laugh but this was the last photo I took of my flower arranging lesson. Sometimes I zone out and forget to stop and take photos. Oh well, all I did was keep adding green stems and then I added the white flowers at the end. Pretty stratight forward, I promise.

Setting the Outdoor Dining Table

I used some of my favorite vintage aqua pieces that I borrowed from our beach house. The aqua spritzers are amazing and I love them. If you look closely, you can see the vintage jards filled with all of the sea glass I have collected on the Ventura beaches.

My favorite colors of sea glass to collect are white, green, and aqua. It is quite abundant on the beaches and I love to hunt for sea glass. It’s so relaxing.

Outdoor Dining with a Beach Theme

The placemats and napkins are eight years old, but I made a few recommendations below. The dishes are Sophie Conran and I love the color so much! The polka dot glasses are so much fun to add to any table.

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Outdoor Dining and Fresh Flowers

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I teamed up with some amazing bloggers and here are their Outdoor Entertaining posts!

Make Simple Pizzas On The Grill // Most Lovely Things

24 Outdoor Dining and Entertaining Tips For Your Backyard // Twelve On Main

Creating An Outdoor Dining Experience // My Sweet Savannah

Summer Outdoor Dining Ideas // My 100 Year Old Home

Outdoor Entertaining Ideas For Your Backyard // Modern Glam

Easy Tips For Outdoor Entertaining // Inspiration For Moms

Fruity Sangria Recipe // Happy Happy Nester

Poolside Happy Hour Entertaining Ideas // Life Is Better At Home

Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes & Summer Entertaining Ideas // The Happy Housie

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9 Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

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  1. You inspire me! always beautiful ,, hosting my first garden party in august! I always follow your post! xox My mom is also Amazing on this kinda stuff!

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