Thursday, July 8, 2021

creating an outdoor dining experience

 As the world opens back up and we are finally able to have guests over and entertain, we want our outdoor entertaining areas to reflect the inside aesthetic of our homes as well.

In doing so, our eyes have a place to rest, everything feels cohesive, and it creates a relaxing restful environment and feel.

I recently partnered with Walmart to create an outdoor dining experience.

We are so ready to hop back into entertaining and I created this table setting for an upcoming birthday we have in our family.

I kept in mind the neutrals on the inside of our house, and carried those colors through to the outside.

Walmart Home is one of my favorite places to shop seasonally. 

They always have a great selection of chic products to choose from.

Bring a bluetooth speaker out and set the mood with music.

You can shop this post below!


Now, let's take a look at the details!


The garden center at Walmart stores has some great plants. 

I picked up this aloe plant and a few succulents.

This large pot is perfect for the aloe!

I used to have this mirror inside but brought it out to create this outdoor "dining room"


We have had so much sunshine lately and we have been spending so much time out here.



I not only kept the colors and look in check with the inside of our home, but also with the furnishings on the other end of the deck.

I added these great pillows to our sectionals and lounge chairs to tie the two areas together. 

I also added them to the head chairs at the dining table.



These lanterns have battery operated candles in them. I have them set to come on at dusk and with the timer, they turn themselves off 6 hours later.


How great are these planters? Modern yet timeless. I fell in love with the colors and textures on them.




I used plastic plates that look like stoneware, and plastic bowls in my color palette. 

Instead of napkins I opted for white flour sack towels. 

Again, after they are used here, I can keep them for napkins, or use them as rags or kitchen towels inside. 

Stemless wine glasses are a summer staple.




The table runner is neutral but has a great fringe texture to it. 
It can be used indoors as well, so very versatile.

Non slip chair cushions keep everyones bums comfy while dining.


We are so excited to entertain out here, and also just enjoy our own family meals out here.

Today I am joining some talented blogging friends to bring you more outdoor entertaining ideas. 

Click on any of the links below to take you to their posts. 

There is DIY ideas, recipes, decorating ideas, and more.


Make Simple Pizzas On The Grill // Most Lovely Things

24 Outdoor Dining and Entertaining Tips For Your Backyard // Twelve On Main

Creating An Outdoor Dining Experience // My Sweet Savannah

Summer Outdoor Dining Ideas // My 100 Year Old Home

Outdoor Entertaining Ideas For Your Backyard // Modern Glam

Easy Tips For Outdoor Entertaining // Inspiration For Moms

Fruity Sangria Recipe // Happy Happy Nester

Poolside Happy Hour Entertaining Ideas // Life Is Better At Home

Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes & Summer Entertaining Ideas // The Happy Housie

xoxo, Melaine 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Your outdoor space is beautiful Melanie, happy summer!

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