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I am from the lowcountry area of South Carolina and live in a Victorian cottage in a small town is made just for entertaining friends and family. Living by the coast, I love hosting outdoor dinner parties with a coastal flair and you must have the Essentials for a Beach Inspired Party. If you are looking for some inspiration for your next party, we have you covered. Here are a my 5 Tablescape Essentials for a Beach Inspired Party.
1) Utensils: These are the jewelry of any dinner party. For this coastal look, a unique silver look is a great option. Here are a few of our favorites.
If you love texture, these gorham utensils from Bed Bath and Beyond are a great way to add a unique touch to your party.
Into more of a rustic look, this beachwood utensil set from Bed Bath and Beyond will do the trick. These are perfect for an outdoor party.
Have a more eclectic style, these treble clef pieces form World Market are a fun piece to add to your decor and will be a great addition to your collection
Textiles and fabrics can add a unique and classic touch to any dinner party. From linens to polyesters there are so many options, here are few options to get this look in your own home for a coastal inspired party:
Napkins are a great way to start off your linen look for your party. These aqua napkins from World Market give just the right pop of coastal color
If you love color and want to embrace the coastal style, you can’t go wrong with a deep blue table cloth. This hemstitch piece from Target is a great classic item to add to your linen closet.
If you don’t want to splurge on wooden plate chargers, a circular placemat is the perfect alternative and this one from Target is the perfect cool coastal grey color to accent a colorful tablescape.
Meet Me at The Bar: A party isn’t a party without drinks and they are know to taste even better with great drinkware. Here are some coastal inspired options for your next event:
If you are a fan of a moscow mule, these hammered metal mugs from Target will have you feeling the island vibes and are available online at Target.Com
If you are like me and known to be clumsy, a plastic cup is the way to go. These hobnail tumblers from TJ Maxx are perfect to add your bar for a beach inspired party.
Want to add some color to your drinks, these beautifully detailed aqua tumblers from Target will have you dreaming of the beach during your next party.
Tablescapes Make it Taste Better: If you opt for a formal dinner, there are so many options to add coastal flair to your party. Here are some essentials to inspire you to get started on your summer tablescape.
This fish shaped serving platter will make any meal look fantastic and is a perfect addition to your beach inspired party. Be sure to pick up this piece on your next trip to Target.
Wide bowls are versatile for any type of meal or occasion. This stoneware set from TJ Maxx
Melamine is always a great option for an outdoor party. These aegean plates from World Market are a no brainer for your beach themed mixer.
Set the Mood: Whether you are going formal or informal, you can set the mood with candles and florals for your next party. Here are few pieces to set the coastal mood to your party decor:
A little gold is always a good idea. And this etched honeycomb hurricane from Bed Bath and Beyond is the perfect accent to an evening beach soiree.
If you don’t have a green thumb, adding a terrarium display to your table and home, like this one from Target, is an easy way to bring sand to the beach or just your backyard. Pick up this piece
Sometimes less is more and that is exactly the case when it comes to these Glass Pillar Candle Holders from World Market. Pair these with cool blue taper candles and you will add just the right amount of style to your coastal inspired dinner party.
Credits for Styled Images
Tips and Content: BlackSouthernBelle.com
Photography: Aneris Photography
Design and Styling: Yoj Events
Floral: Fresh by Frampton’s
Catering: Good Food Catering
Iced Specialty Cocktail: Sunset Slush of the Lowcountry
Decor: Yoj, Draper James
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