Simple Summer Outdoor Dining

July 6, 2016

Don’t you just LOVE to eat al fresco when the weather is warm?

outdoor dining


If you like to dine outdoors, but think it is too much work, just look at these relaxed outdoor summer dining tables:

outdoor table


rustic tablesetting


Don’t they all look inviting? When eating outdoors, I think informal is the usually the best way to plan:

william sonoma


Unless you are having a bridal brunch or other special occasion:

special table


So pretty! But still very simple to pull together.

You can choose to use a tablecloth or not:

summer table


al fresco


white setting

Here’s a great idea for your next beach picnic adventure:

beach dining


A little string lighting can really make the space special:



rustic dining


I hope these photos have helped inspire you to dine al fresco tonight! Remember to keep it simple and relaxed. There’s something special about enjoying a meal outdoors. Whether it’s taking advantage of the warm weather, savoring a beautiful landscape, or simply an excuse to get outdoors, dining al fresco is summer entertaining at its best!


  1. Kelly thanks – so beautiful! I especially love the settings with the tables placed directly on the grass and the one with the tablecloth. It’s too hot and humid here in Vienna VA to dine outside yet but hopefully come Sept.

  2. Lovely! We do use every opportunity to dine outside when weather permits. 🙂

    Love the pretty inspiration photos.

  3. Kelly- love your blog. SO beautiful! This one especially makes me smile and inspires me to get my work done!

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