We all know that the best summer days stretch long after sunset and end around a table with all of our favorite people (forget our bedtimes). It’s outdoor dining season, and this year we have a crush on hosting more than ever. As you prepare for the many gatherings to come, a reminder: hosting doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. To prove our point, we’ve researched the best outdoor dining table decor ideas that are both chic and affordable. Because when it comes to summer dinner, it’s all about keeping it simple and fun.
After all, stocking up on a few basic alfresco dining essentials sets the stage for relaxing and enjoying a delicious meal in good company. Whether you’ve had it on the books for weeks or decide to throw an impromptu feast with your crew, we’ve got everything you need to throw the perfect outdoor dining situation in style. Instead of worrying about the details, you’ll soak up the good conversation, laughter, and magical energy that makes a summer dinner so special. So put on your go-to dress, whip up a pitcher of margaritas, and scroll through our favorite affordable items to get you through the outdoor entertaining season without a sweat.
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23 outdoor dining table decorating ideas for the perfect summer tablescape
This post was originally posted on May 19, 2021 and has since been updated.