Yay, summer is here and that means one thing it’s time to PAAARTY. It’s time to throw off the coats and boots and start planning for the summer months ahead which of course means plenty of parties and social gatherings.
So start getting those dates in the diary and get going, With most of us now opting for home parties, here is list of our top five tips on how to have superbly stylish tables for your summer parties without the hassle. Let’s be honest it’s not easy hosting a show-stopping party that all your mates will rave over whilst still undertaking the daily chores. So here’s our list of the top five tips to get that look without any stress or hassle.
- Botanical themed tables
Greenery and large urn vases are still very much on trend this season and create a real statement with wooden trestle tables….. so go over-board with those white and pink roses folks for the maximum effect – add pretty fairylights to the table for pretty ambiance for when the sun starts goes down.
- French Country Inspired Tables
There are so many things to love about French country decorating even if your personal style leans in a different direction you can always find things to appreciate. Here are a few of our top tips. Fill lots of small vases with bright sunflowers, lavender and baby’s breath floral arrangements and scatter all around your garden. For the table top less is so let the flowers do the talking, select a large ceramic urn vase and team with small vases and candlelight to create a country feel as the sun goes down. If you really want to go for it select rustic chairs and tables or even wrought iron benches for a sense of French country charm.
- Glamour Summer Party
Who said garden parties couldn’t be glamourous? Of course they can, right? It’s time to add some shimmer and sparkle by paper lanterns, lighting, tableware the lot and host a summer’s delight your guests will adore.
Here are a few tips to get you started. More sparkle the better, especially on a sunny day so why not sprinkle the blooms in your vases with some silver glitter to create a shimmery array of pretty sparkles. When choosing your centerpiece and table decorations opt for the styleboxe Silver Glamour Luxury Dinner Party Table Set and load it with pretty hydrangeas and white roses, teamed elegantly with the intricate white lace table runner. Finally go to town with small bottle vases and sparkly hanging lights to create a magical mood as the sun goes down.
- A Bohemian Garden Party
Flower crowns? Check. Boho Fabrics and rugs? Check. And of course your full Boho wardrobe!
Throwing a Boho party is easier than you think and often the best location is your own back garden so here are some tips to transforming your own sanctuary into that of a your own bohemian country festival.
A simple table provides the best backdrop for a Boho theme – go for long rustic tables and cushions for your guests to sit on the floor and remember lighting is everything, dress your trees or anything you can to create chilled-out vibes.
Music is a must have – choose a chill out album or anything with laid back vibes, this will really get your guests in the mood for great company laughter and good food.
For your tables dress with woods, greenery and a crochet runner and make sure you go to town on the flowers – you could even gather as much foliage and greenery as you can from your own back garden to keep costs down and dot around the table, a few gorgeous blooms in mix and match wine bottles and brass containers would also look gorgeous dotted around your table. For your centerpiece think woods, bright colours and candlelight – the centerpiece should be the focus of the table.
- A Vintage Tea Party
Who doesn’t love afternoon tea? It’s the only time we can indulge in more cake than sense while drinking tea surround by vintage treats.
So why not throw one yourself? Simply stock up on strawberries, selections of cake and set up a table in the comfort of your own home – for a pretty setting you could also use your outside space and dress with fairy lights and bunting. To create the vintage tablescape invest in some doilies, setting mats, pretty china crockery and a pretty pink lace table runner to start with and finish off with a centerpiece filled with pink roses for the ultimate vintage party. You could also take the easy way out and jus opt for the styleboxe Vintage Venture Luxury Dinner Party Table Set, ideal for both indoor and outdoor parties.