Fun Summer Table Settings

When decorating for your summer party, one of the first things that guests will notice is the table setting. Combine the right colors and designs to highlight the food that is served at the party so that everything flows together. If you’re having a luau, then the decorations could include bright colors, bamboo plates, pineapple flower holders and food that includes pork sliders and grilled pineapple.


Burlap strips work well for a refreshing garden party. The table setting will feature neutral colors and even a few centerpieces made with fresh vegetables, such as bouquets of broccoli or cauliflower. This is an idea to consider for guests who are older or if you don’t want a specific theme.


Mason jars work well on the table. Add water and a little food coloring for decorations that blend with any theme. Flowers can be featured in the jars so that guests can see the natural beauty of them instead of covering the plant with a colored vase. Go bold with a summer table filled with bright colors. You can often find disposable tablecloths, plates, utensils, and napkins in almost any color that you want to use. The best thing about this kind of table setting is that you don’t have to worry as much about matching colors, but you want to offer foods that don’t have a lot of colors as it can take away from the place setting. Hamburgers or hot dogs would work well along with shrimp kabobs with fresh fruits. Instead of using a tablecloth, consider using a beach towel and beach supplies for table decorations along with plastic utensils in bright colors if you’re having a pool party.