Simple Decorating Tips for Summer Entertaining

There’s something about summer that makes us want to be delightfully lazy. From sunny afternoons sipping tea on the porch, to weekends filled with friendly backyard barbecues, we can’t help but want to kick back, relax and spend time savoring summer’s best moments.

At Farmer’s Garden, we’re all about making summer entertaining as effortless and enjoyable as possible. That’s why we’re here with a few of our favorite outdoor decorating tips for your next gathering.

Bulk up.

Planning on hosting a few shindigs this summer? Create simple, rustic table runners all season long with a roll of kraft paper. Just cut a sheet the length of your table, and secure underneath with tape. Leave out crayons or markers for little ones to draw with and stay entertained.

Use fresh flowers.

There’s no need to go overboard with centerpieces. Instead of placing a full bouquet in the center of your dining table, try placing a single stem or two in your empty Farmer’s Garden mason jars along the center.

Simple Summer Flowers - Farmer's Garden by Vlasic

Light it up.

Finally, an excuse to leave up holiday lights all year long! Simple string lights add the perfect amount of whimsy to a summer evening. Pair them with hanging lanterns and a few candles placed on your runner for an even dreamier effect.

Keep it cool.

It’s important to keep guests hydrated. But for a fresh take on the standard pitcher of water, try adding slices of lemon, lime, or cucumber. It’ll add a splash of color and flavor to your table.

Bring the indoors, out.

Create a cozy outdoor environment by mixing and matching indoor and outdoor furniture, and tossing a few pillows and throws in the mix. A few strategically placed mirrors will also make your outdoor space seem bigger, and catch candlelight beautifully, while a great outdoor rug will create an inviting feeling for your space.

Farmer's Garden - Table Setting

Are there other ways you make your backyard unique? Tell us in the comments! And check out more great tips from on outdoor entertaining.


About the Author:

Seventy years ago, pickling pioneer Joseph Vlasic used fresh, locally grown cucumbers, herbs and spices to create unique pickle recipes that have been shared for generations. Today, we’re savoring that same simple concept with our Farmer’s Garden pickles, in a celebration of authentic, flavorful foods.

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