Tips for Summer Outdoor Dining

The bright and sunny summer days bring warm temperatures and along with it also brings outdoor gatherings. To make an outdoor dinner successful all it takes is- simple food, good company and a convivial setting. And to keep in mind is that, eating outdoors doesn’t mean to give up on all our comforts, in fact it means to have everything we need in just a different setting.

Canvas outdoor dinner

Canvas outdoor dinner

Canvas outdoor dinner

A canopy or a shaded region seems to be the perfect setting for a perfect outdoor dinner. All we need to do is put four poles into the ground with tent pins to provide extra support and have a large fancy fabric cover the dinner table to protect the diners from the rays of the sun.

Outdoor kitchen

Outdoor kitchen

Outdoor kitchen

To carry out an outdoor dinner, one necessarily needs to bring the whole kitchen outside. Just some chairs, a dining table and a basic kitchen set is all we need. When thinking of decorations, one can put vases along the table with fresh summer flowers can add a vibrant and fragrant touch to the whole setting.

Runners used in an outdoor dinner table

Runners used in an outdoor dinner table

Runners used in an outdoor dinner table

Runners are very important to add life to the setting because of the vibrant choice of colours. Instead of a single runner placed lengthwise, one can add runners across the table each of a different colour fabric which would add colour and dynamism to the dinner table. Runners with bright motifs are a veritable choice.

Driveway converted into a portico

Driveway converted into a portico

Driveway converted into a portico

An unused driveway can be converted into a picturesque patio with some sprucing up. It can be made the perfect setting for an outdoor dinner by having stone paved instead of concrete lined with grass which would give a much more natural feel.

Enclosed outdoor dinner table

Enclosed outdoor dinner table

Enclosed outdoor dinner table

If you want to create the setting a bit more private and intimate one can go for a custom made enclosure that separates the rest of the garden from this location. A custom made gate with dimly lit lanterns create the perfect ambience to a perfect outdoor dinner.

Curtain Alcove

Curtain Alcove

Curtain Alcove

A curtain alcove is also a very fancy way to create a background for the dinner setting. An innovative idea is to place a wall grid behind the table. The grid could be used to put some candles that would shed some light on the dinner. Candles often create a romantic and intimate vibe to the setting.

Outdoor bar for summer dining

Outdoor bar for summer dining.

Outdoor bar for summer dining. 

Summer is the time when everyone prefers a cool tipple. One can separate this area by an all-weather rug and it can serve as the common gathering place for guests or even the family members before the actual dinner is served.

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