We all know the best summer days stretch long past sunset and end gathered around a table with all of our favorite people (forgetting our bedtimes). It’s an outdoor dinner party season, and this year we’ve got the hots for hosting more than ever. As you gear up for the many gatherings to come, a reminder: Entertaining doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. To prove our point, we sourced the best outdoor dining table decor ideas that are both chic and affordable. Because when it comes to a summer dinner party, it’s all about keeping it simple and fun.
After all, stocking up on a few basic outdoor dinner party essentials paves the way to kick back and enjoy a delicious meal and good company. Whether you’ve had it on the books for weeks or decide to throw together an impromptu feast with your crew, we’ve got everything you need to pull off the perfect outdoor dining situation in style. Instead of fussing over the details, you’ll soak up the good conversation, laughs, and magical energy that makes a summer dinner party so special. So throw on your go-to dress, whip up a pitcher of margaritas, and scroll on for our favorite affordable items to get you through outdoor entertaining season without breaking a sweat.
Feature image by Sara Prince.
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This post was originally published on May 19, 2021 and has since been updated.