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Whimsical Summer Table Setting

Brighten up your summer by adding some bright colors and a bit of whimsy to bring a fun-loving mood to your summer table.

Perfect for a summertime lunch on the patio, the decor for this table includes pinwheels, bubbles, jacks and colorful tin pails.




A bouquet of pinwheels is the perfect centerpiece for this fun-loving table. Either purchase these pinwheels at a party store or have the kids help you make them! They're simple to make and fun for the kids. Finish this whimsical centerpiece by placing the pinwheels in a polka-dot bucket filled with clear marbles to hold the bouquet in place.




Bring out the kid in yourself and place decorative summer buckets on your table. These decorative summer buckets can make cool and fun containers for all kinds of things. Fill these summer buckets with chips, veggies, homemade popcorn or breadsticks.




Feel young at heart? How about a bucket full of bubbles? Colorful bottles of bubbles embellished with ribbon and flowers add to the whimsical decor of this summer table. After the meal you'll find your guests, no matter what their age, blowing bubbles into the breeze.




Placing brightly colored balls and jacks around your table is an inexpensive way to add color and delight to the center of the table. These colorful jacks will be sure to catch the eyes of your guests.




Keep calm and make life as easy as lemon slices! Continue with the multi-color scheme by adding lemon slices and fun flower-shaped stir sticks to the icy cold beverages.

Take it to the next level by getting cute flower shaped ice cube trays and make flower shaped ice cubes for your fresh lemonade.




Pastel colors are the colors of our youth. Use these brightly pastel colored cloth napkins as a perfect match for this fun summer table.


pinwheel favor


Party favors are always a way of saying, "I'm glad you came." These favors mimic the color and whimsy of the tablescape and were simple to put together with a small decorative box and a pinwheel toothpick attached to the top.


place setting


Summertime, and the living is easy! Create that lighthearted mood with a whimsical and colorful tablescape. Enjoy some lunch and share summertime memories and laughter with good friends.

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