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White on White Summer Table

Set a beachy summer mood by using a crisp white on your summer table.

White is notably a fresh beachy theme color especially during the summer. Want to convey a clean, simple and peaceful feeling? White is the answer.

Perfect for Labor Day parties or any other summer celebration, have your next party look fresh, beachy and white with the help of these white summer table ideas.

white tablescape

Set the table with a crisp white linen tablecloth and white cloth napkins. Add some seaside decor to the table to echo the tranquility of a summer stroll along the beach. 


A sand dollar topiary marks the center of the table while white decorative starfish perch on the edge of each plate. This is a classy nautical decoration that will bring together all of the white beachy accents in your summer gathering.

white napkin ring

If you would like to continue with the sand dollar theme, adhere a silver sand dollar to a length of twine and tie around each napkin.

place setting

For effect, layer white dishes on top of each other. A white heart-shaped dish will serve nicely for the salad. If desired, place a starfish on the side of your plate to give a nautical feel.


Continue to add layers of white to the table by tying white ribbon to the stems of the goblets or even to the center piece. Your table will be glowing with class from all these white touches!

white place holders

Small white vases hold a tiny white flower snipped from the garden. Write your guest's names with a thin whiteboard marker and and you'll have the perfect name cards for the table.

white table close up

Your white on white table will be a perfect, fresh, clean and bright theme for your next relaxing summer party. The white accents along with the seashell touches is a simplistic yet elegant. This white nautical theme is just the place to treat your guests to dinner and lingering conversations on a warm summer evening.

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