Lovely Outdoor Table Decor for a Dinner Al Fresco

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Come tour our fancied-up picnic table set for a lovely dinner outside! I’m showing you how easy it is to have an impromptu al fresco dinner party with simple outdoor table decor!

I LOVE having dinner outside in the summer time – it’s so cozy and relaxing!

We typically eat our outdoor dinners at the glass-top metal dining table on our deck, but last week I decided to set our picnic table (which we built ourselves, YEARS ago…) for a fun, fancy dinner!

I hope this table (and how easy it was to set!) inspires you to invite over some of your peeps for a nice dinner al fresco this summer. Even if all you have is an old, worn picnic table to eat it on! 😉

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Fancy Outdoor Table Ideas for Setting a Dinner Al Fresco

Welcome to our “fancier-than-normal” outdoor dinner table! 😉

I started with a long, white, sheer runner (which is actually just our old bedroom curtains laid on the table!) and faux fur rugs on the benches.

Next, I set each of the places with a woven charger, white plate, grey cloth napkin, water glass and gold silverware.

Then I added some basic decor – eucalyptus stems and battery-operated candles (all thrifted from Goodwill for under $15 total!) along the runner and gold floral picks atop the napkins.

I love the way the candles light up in the dusk hours! And using battery-operated makes them both safe and long-lasting.

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The gold picks are from my Christmas decor (we usually put them in our tree) but I like that they add just a pop of elegance to the place settings.

The faux fur rugs make the rough wood bench much more comfortable.

I’m still IN LOVE with this set of gold flatware I got last fall!

For an extra bit of “fancy,” use a runner that touches the ground ever so slightly on each end of the table. Like I said, I used sheer curtains!

I love eucalyptus, but you really could use any type of greenery – including fresh cut greenery stems from your yard! Hmm… maybe I’ll clip some boxwood for the centerpiece next time!

So, what do you think of my “fancied-up” picnic table? Want to come over for dinner al fresco? 🙂

If setting a table is something that stresses you out – be sure to click below and download my list of the 8 must-have items for setting a table! It’ll walk you through exactly what you want to have on hand and how to put them on the table!

My Outdoor Table Decor Sources:

RUNNER (SHEER CURTAINS)
FAUX FUR RUG
EUCALYPTUS STEMS
BATTERY-OPERATED PILLAR CANDLES
HYACINTH CHARGERS
WHITE PLATES
WATER GLASSES
GOLD FLATWARE
GREY CLOTH NAPKINS
LANTERN (SIMILAR)
GOLD BERRY PICKS

See you soon, my friends!

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