During the summer Honey always asks the same questions.
Ribs? Chicken? Or slow cooked Southern BBQ?
You see he is all about grilling. And I love him for it.
He handles the meat. I make the sides and set a pretty table.
To celebrate the beginning of summer I’m sharing Summer Table Decoration Ideas to make even your most laid back gatherings special. A fabulous centerpiece, simple dishes, and colorful linens can put the pizzazz into any occasion.
The foundation of any tablescape are the linens. One of my favorite table decoration ideas is to frequent our local thrift store for napkins and tablecloths. Just like with my thrifty Easter tablescape I totally scored inexpensive decor for my summer tablescape.
I couldn’t resist this set of striped napkins for $2. They are colorful, super casual, and perfect for summer. I can already imagine how cute they will look at our next tailgating party.
Having a set of white dishes on hand makes pulling together a stylish table a snap! Mix them up with inexpensive, patterned dishes to add interest to the table. These were picked up at Target for less than $2 a piece.
A fabulous floral centerpiece is also a must. The colors in the arrangement echo the colors throughout the table. Yes, the flowers are faux. Real flowers are wonderful but needy.
Now that the table is set and Honey is grilling it is time for me to whip up some tasty side dishes. Fresh pasta salads that are simple to make are perfect with whatever goodness he grills.
While I was shopping I picked up pepperoni, colby jack cheese, and fresh peppers to mix into a fresh summer pasta. These make wonderful add-ins to the pasta salad.
Setting out extra ingredients next to the pasta salad allows guests to add more of their favorite to the mix. It’s almost like a “make your own” pasta salad bar!
Our family really liked the unique textures and flavors in this whole grain salad. The brown rice and quinoa gives it a nuttiness and the chipotle vinaigrette gave it just enough kick.
Starting with Suddenly Pasta Salads is such a quick and delicious way to celebrate summer. The pastas kits are so versatile that you can add whatever ingredients you’d like. There are a ton of fabulous fresh pasta salad recipes to give you more inspiration.
Creating a fun and festive table doesn’t have to be difficult. Simple use the summer table decorating ideas that I have shared to add a little bit of flare to your tablescape. Inexpensive linens, basic white dishes, and a few pops of color is all you need.
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