Bloggers Patio Party – Summer Tablescape


Happy summer! Today I’m excited to be sharing a simple, vibrant summer table scape with you for your summer entertaining. I’m joining some talented bloggers who are also sharing their patios for summer. You will find tons of ideas for your summer get togethers.

Welcome to our Bloggers Patio Party featuring the ladies below…



Bloggers Patio Party - Summer Tablescape

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If you’ve come from Haneen’s gorgeous, colorful patio, welcome to our bright summer patio tablescape! Our patio has a covered overhang where we enjoy meals al fresco almost year round. Sitting outside, surrounded by the greenery from our trees and shrubs makes you feel like you are in California, rather than the Arizona desert.

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Summer Patio Party

Take a seat at my table and I’ll walk you through how you can recreate this simple, summer table for your summer get togethers.

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  • First, cover your table with a neutral tablecloth. I chose a pale pink linen cloth {a detailed source list is included at the end of the post}.
  • Next add some wrapping paper as a table runner. This is one of my favorite design tricks. It protects your tablecloth and gives your table some pizzaz. It also allows you to use the same tablecloth over and over with a fresh look every time!

Summer patio tablescape

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  • Create a memorable centerpiece by combining vibrant hot pink and peachy orange roses. For a nod to summer’s iconic lemonade, place lemons on wooden skewers and nestle them into the roses. I used an oversized Mason jar for a vase.

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  • To soften the table, fresh eucalyptus was placed down the center. You can use any  type branch that you can get your hands on.


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  • Pale pink goblets. I have nothing else to say. Get some! Mini San Pellegrino’s match the green in the wrapping paper and serve as a luxurious alternative to tap water.

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  • Since we are dining outside, I used my absolute favorite melamine plates. They look so much like real china!
  • Gold chargers add a sparkle and elegance to the table.
  • Leopard napkins with silver bow napkin rings top the place setting off. I love mixing floral and animal print, even in my fashion {you can see more here} I used cloth napkins, but you could absolutely use paper. There are some awesome paper options out there.

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  • I always like to add a little something special at each place setting. These mini cloches with raspberry macaroons also tied in the pink from the centerpiece.


Coconut Sherbet Cake


  • When you are planning what to serve at your party, always envision how it will look with your tablescape. Select foods that will compliment the color scheme and theme of your table {you can see other examples of that here and here}. When planning this table I thought of one of our family’s favorite summer recipes. It is a sherbet dessert and the colors work perfectly with my table.

Coconut Sherbet Cake

This recipe is especially sentimental at our house because my mom served it to both of our family’s the night before we got married.

It’s a light and gorgeous dessert that you can put together in minutes. It’s lovely to serve at bridal and baby showers too. I’ve included the recipe below.

coconut sherbet cake-2I hope you are enjoying your summer and that you will use some of these tips when planning your next patio party! Hop on over to my dear friend Bree’s patio next for more patio inspiration.

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Here’s a full list of the Patio Party hosts

Lindsay Hill Interiors

Zevy Joy

Kelley Nan

The House of Silver Lining

Citrine Living

Haneen’s Haven

Randi Garrett Design

Z Design at Home

Decor Gold Designs

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22 thoughts on “Bloggers Patio Party – Summer Tablescape

  1. Randi this is purely stunning! I love your gorgeous and elegant table with all of those special details – you truly are such an incredible hostess! And your pool area is like a villa! Such a gorgeous space to have friends and family. I loved every detail, especially the cloche and macaroon!

    1. Tam! Thank you so much for your kind comment! I hope you are enjoying your summer and that amazing patio of yours!!!! See you soon! xo

  2. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy these blog-parties and really enjoy your IG page. 🙂

    1. Thanks Brenda! They are really fun to do. It’s so inspiring to see everyone’s take on the theme. Happy summer! xo

  3. Randi, your backyard is a total dream!I just love all the plants you have – they truly create a “resort in California” feel. Your family must love spending time out in that gorgeous spot (how do you ever get them to leave home?)! And you always set such a lovely table. Can’t wait to try the recipe, too!

    Thanks so much for joining us on the tour – it’s always a delight to hang out with you!



    1. Thank you for organizing this Kathleen! It was such a fun loop to be a part of! I hope you are having a wonderful summer and enjoying your gorgeous outdoor space! xo

  4. Randi!! I love everything from the leopard napkins to the bright colored flowers!! And your outdoor space looks absolutely heavenly to hang out in and enjoy spending time with family and friends for the summer! I hope you enjoy this beautiful spot this year!! Happy summer:)

  5. Randi! So beautiful! I just adore the rich pink and coral-orange roses! Two of my favorite colors for sure! They look amazing in your backyard with the gorgeous water of the pool in the background! I’m in awe of your ability to create such perfect tablescapes for every occasion! I hope to see one in person someday! xoxo

  6. Randi, can I just bring my pink flamingo over and join you and your white swan in that resort pool of yours, while we eat that yummy dessert and dab our chins with those “to die for” leopard napkins??? Great! On my way!! Love every little detail!

  7. Randi! This was stunning! I loved the beautiful roses, eucalyptus and oranges poolside and all the elegant details. Always so lovely!!!

  8. Randi! You outdid yourself. Ever detail is perfect and I would do crazy things to be able to hang here poolside with you. I can’t wait to test drive your delicious sherbert cake- wow. I can’t wait to be with you in less than a month! Can you bring all of this to Atlanta? All of it?? 😉 xoxo

  9. Such a stunning tablescape! I love the trick of incorporating lemons into your arrangement. And I want to steal those melamine plates of yours – I never would have guessed that they weren’t “real”!

    1. Kris thank you!!! You need those plates! We use them everyday for dinner. Lemons will always remind me of you after that breathtaking arrangement you put together a few months ago! xo

  10. Randi!! Your back yard is TO. DIE. FOR!!! Holy smokes! Gorgeous!!! Love your table setting! The flowers are gorgeous! Love the lemons in there! Xo

    1. Thank you so much Haneen! I am just catching up on comments and yours made me smile!!! See you soon!!!!

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