Spring Outdoor Dining

Spring Outdoor Dining

Hello there!  It is most definitely Spring in the PNW and with springtime comes all sorts of opportunities for outdoor entertainment.  Whether it be a backyard BBQ or a mid-afternoon tea in the garden there are always ways to inject style into any situation.  This week we wanted to address some methods of taking your outdoor parties to the next level.

Almost any color will pop well against fresh spring greens. Here we have chosen oranges and pinks reminiscent of a spring sunset.


 These can even be paired with quality paper plates and plastic silver for intimate yet casual dinner parties with your friends.

Knowing your crowd and choosing a loose theme or color set is very helpful in styling any event and can be used in an outdoor situation to set the tone.  A relaxed and laid back BBQ, for instance, might use a touch of country in the decor with blue gingham napkins and wagon wheel lighting structures. On the other hand, if you are having your girlfriends over for an outdoor garden party using flower prints and tea sets with touches of lace are a great option.  If you want a simple way to elevate any table is fresh flowers. We love them in bright spring colors and they can be paired with simple vessels like mason jars or with stylish vases and soft pinks. Therefore always adding just the touch of color and often the touch of personality your table needs to be a showstopper.  These can even be paired with quality paper plates and plastic silver for intimate yet casual dinner parties with your friends. These options may even be more budget-friendly and can come out far more polished than you would expect.


 If you want a simple way to elevate any table is fresh flowers. We love them in bright spring colors and they can be paired with simple vessels like mason jars or with stylish vases and soft pinks

Now if you are doing an elegant dinner outside for Easter or just to honor springs arrival you could use dyed or naturally colored eggs to add whimsy to your fine china.  Try combining with soft pastel flowers, white or clear glass accessories, and silver or even a rosy copper. You will literally be the talk of the season with that level of style on your outdoor table.  


Try combining with soft pastel flowers, white or clear glass accessories, and silver or even a rosy copper.


In the end, the idea of an outdoor party is to enjoy the sun, smell the flowers, maybe even rejuvenate your self, and most of all eat wonderful food.

In the end, the idea of an outdoor party is to enjoy the sun, smell the flowers, maybe even rejuvenate your self, and most of all eat wonderful food.  In the early spring buy lots of candles, citronella torches, or other bug banning devices. These will help you and your guests enjoy the weather without the headache of bees buzzing them.  Also, be sure to have plenty of water on hand and sunscreen. Keeping your guests hydrated and safe goes the extra mile to show you care.