Décor Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining

Planning an outdoor brunch, dinner party or casual backyard barbecue with friends? Take it to the next level with a décor theme that ties everything together. Here are a few ideas we love for hosting end-of-summer and early fall gatherings.

Photo: Heather Christo


There’s something about bright, bold colors that just make any occasion feel more lively. Fresh flowers and seasonal produce add a nice colorful touch to any table. We love this pink-and-orange-themed table spread that’s perfect for fall!

Photo: The Frugal Homemaker


There’s a reason we love living on the coast—the beaches! There are endless ways to bring a beachy vibe to your gathering. Go for a classic look with elegant sand and sea-inspired accents like starfish and rattan placemats or dial up the party with a fun, tropical tablescape featuring palm tree prints and flamingoes.

Photo: Southern Living


Football season is starting up soon, so gather your friends for a tailgate in the backyard or on your lanai! Use your favorite team’s colors to design your table and keep the food simple by serving up classic game day favorites like sliders, wings and chips and dip.

Photo: Better Homes and Gardens


You can’t go wrong with traditional but why not make your next gathering more fun with something a little more unexpected? Better Homes and Gardens has some amazing unique ideas like a watermelon party, grilled brunch or travel-theme party.

Have some stellar dinner party ideas of your own? We’d love to hear them in the comments!

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