* All digital cards and invitiations have moved! Check out the new pingg.com >

Everyday Summer Tablescape Idea

This summer tablescape is a great everyday setup whether it be an ordinary get together or a special family gathering outside.

Don't be afraid to add lots of color throughout the table - color blocking is a big trend right now and it is a great way to incorporate bright elements to your party.


Choose different varieties of flowers and greens to bring dimension to the table. I used mercury vases for some of the arrangements, which bring a metallic look to the party. Don't be afraid to get funky and use different textures and materials to hold your flowers in place of an ordinary vase.


Serve a signature drink that your guests will really love. I suggest a fruity champagne cocktail for summer parties. You can dress it up easily by placing decorative paper over your plain white serving tray and buying a few striped straws. Printable flag toppers are also a fun way to dress up your cocktail.


If you are going to serve little bites, a fun way to add some height to your table is to take two candlesticks and place a level serving plate on top. I've placed little boxes of popcorn atop my tray, but cake pops or cupcakes would make a great addition as well.


Hang a fun DIY banner across the buffet and your table is complete!

Find more party planning inspirations for Summer Parties

Inspiration to your inbox

Want to receive the latest Celebrations.com ideas?

Get our newsletter »
Meet our Writer
Jennifer Geddes
Celebrations Writer

Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

Read More »
Exotic Cocktail Recipe Video Link to video gallery. Upgrade your spring sips with this cocktail tutorial. »

Inspirations Delivered to Your Inbox

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and have party tips and ideas sent straight to your inbox! You'll be the first to know about our best recipes, decoration ideas, invitation inspirations and more.