This summer tablescape is a great everyday setup whether it be an ordinary get together or a special family gathering outside. It is also an ideal setup for a buffet or dessert table. 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!