This Pop-Up Dinner Party idea is one of the most fun outdoor party ideas to date! Keeping the decor minimal and classy is an easy way to host your friends this Summer.
Now that warmer weather is here, it’s time to schedule those parties, especially outdoor parties.
All things here on Fantabulosity, are about keeping it “simple,” affordable, and adorable. This “Pop-Up” Outdoor Dinner Party, may just be the first event that you want to host this year.
Pop-Up Dinner Party
Simple Party Ideas:
Don’t go overboard with “planning.” You may just be surprised how well a tablescape comes together using the items that you already have, or that you can find, around the house.
Outdoor Party Ideas
Simple Table Set-Up:
Would you believe that using two sawhorses and a tabletop, can be your golden ticket to creating a FABULOUS platform for a classy & rustic dinner party?
Table Stop: Custom made by Kings Creations
Tabletop: If you’re a DIY connoisseur, you may be able to whip up a table-top like this yourself. However, although inspired & tempted, I’ll continue to leave the DIY woodworking to my friends at Kings Creations.
Time of Day:
Hosting your outdoor dinner party at sunset, not only makes for BEAUTIFUL pictures, but cooler weather, and FABULOUS lighting ambiance.
Cheese Board: A simple, yet CLASSY cheese board, can act as a serving tray for cheeses, fruits, crackers, and pita bread… but can also double as a decorative piece on your dinner table. Buy this one here: Marble & Wood Cheese Board
Try keeping the beverage selection, minimal. This won’t crowd the table, and guests won’t feel overwhelmed with a ton of drink choices. But, taking everyday beverages, and serving them in easy to handle and “clear,” serving carafes, can make the beverages look elegant and easy to recognize.
Shop wine carafes here: Williams-Sonoma Wine Carafes
Adding colorful garnishes to water, can not only enhance the flavor but can also serve as a decorative detail for the table! Shop pitchers, here: Williams-Sonoma Pitchers
Fun oils/kinds of vinegar are especially fun to serve with bread. Easy to handle, snack on, and absolutely “classy.”
Buy: Williams-Sonoma House Olive Oil
Buy: Williams-Sonoma House Balsamic Vinegar
Adding a pop of color to clean/white plates is an adorable way to add decor to your dinner table. Throwing a Summer party? Use seasonal fruit as the place setting.
Keeping things neutral? Add fresh herbs such as chives, rosemary, or dill, for a “greenery,” approach.
Or combine a fun appetizer with a place setting by making a jarcuterie!
Williams-Sonoma offers a more affordable dinnerware line, and it completely fits my budget, when it comes to entertaining.
Shop the affordable, white dinnerware here: Open Kitchen
Breaking up the “white on white,” of a dinner plate and a salad plate can easily be done with a fabric napkin. Have fun, using a patterned napkin, or keep it fairly neutral by using a solid color.
Shop Fabric Napkins here: Linen Double Hemstitch Napkins
To prevent serve ware from disappearing and blending in on your table, add a fabric table runner to break-up the color blending. Using a table runner with minimal detail can really enhance the look, without distracting eyes from the focal points of the table.
Shop this table runner here: Linen Double Hemstitch Table Runner
Layer long stems of greenery on top of a light colored table runner, and you have an easy, pop of color for a centerpiece. Splurge and visit your local florist for a few sprigs if possible, for an impressive touch!
I’m SO thankful that you came to visit! If you love entertaining and hosting parties, then you won’t want to leave without browsing the other parties that I have designed, here!
Then of course, don’t forget to save your free party planning checklist, that I use to style and plan ALL of my parties. Forgetting one detail can throw a kink in your party plans. Use the checklist to help prevent forgetfulness!
Save your FREE Party Planning Checklist Here!
Party Styling: Fantabulosity
Table Construction: Kings Creations
Chandice Probst says
It turned out gorgeous!! Love the simple yet elegant setting and floral as well as the clean, fresh table setting. Can’t wait to host my own. Thanks Jessica!
You’re so sweet Chandice. Thank you so much!!!
Patti J. says
Wow! Beautifully done! LOVE that table top! Kings Creations does some amazing work.
Thank you! Yes they do!! It turned out fabulous!!!!
I just love this!!! Do you take all your own photos? Your pictures are always so beautiful!!
Thank you Laura! I do! You’re so sweet, thank you! XOXO