Who is ready to celebrate summer with a backyard barbeque? Today I’m sharing how to create a quick and easy tablescape that you can use for any summer event you host.
I’m so excited to be joining some of my favorite blogging friends today as the guest of their monthly supper club group. This month’s theme is “Backyard Barbeque” and you are in for some serious inspiration.
If you’re coming over from Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms, welcome! I’m so happy you’re here. Didn’t you love their 5 easy ideas for hosting a backyard BBQ party on a budget?
Be sure to visit the rest of the fabulous ladies today to get inspired. All the links are at the end of this post.
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A Summer Barbeque Tablescape – Quick & Easy
I know the theme this month is a “backyard barbeque”. But this happens to be my front yard. Our deck with the Puget Sound waterview and garden flowers is where I wanted to create this quick and easy summer barbeque tablescape.
The Quick & Easy Summer Barbeque Centerpiece
Here’s where the quick and easy comes in.
I started with a blue, white, and yellow color theme and just pulled what I had around the house and in the garden.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DAISIES
My daisies were about a month behind with their blooms so I have an abundance in the garden right now. They are the happiest flower, don’t you think?
I have so many daisies! And they all came from just one shasta daisy plant I bought at the nursery 10 years ago. I just keep dividing and transplanting them year after year.
This vintage galvanized container full of daises is the anchor of this summer centerpiece. I placed glass jars filled with water in the bucket so the daisies would stay hydrated.
See how you can display seasonal flowers in vintage galvanized containers here.
Then I added glass jars of all sizes to the table so I could show off even more of the beautiful blooms.
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS
The centerpiece consisted of lots and lots of daisies, but you can use any of your fabulous flowers from the garden, candles, and a few croquet balls.
I told you this would be a quick and easy summer tablescape, didn’t I?!
No barbeque is complete without a little something to keep the mosquitos away.
A slice of lemon, a sprig of rosemary, and some citronella, lemon eucalyptus, or peppermint essential oils are the perfect recipe for this floating candle glass jars to help keep the mosquitos away.
And they look pretty on the table too… an added bonus!
I snagged some blue and yellow croquet balls I found throughout the years at the various thrift stores in keeping with the summer barbeque vibe.
The Quick & Easy Summer Barbeque Place Setting
I wanted the chargers to match the galvanized vibe from the bucket of daisies. Any white dinner plate will do here. I found both of these items at my local HomeGoods store a few years ago but they always have similar items in stock.
A melamine plate would also be great for a summer barbeque.
I have to confess…I am not very good at the details. You can see that in all the pictures of this place setting, the white plate is off center. But you get the idea.
I know it’s hard to believe but the blue and white patterned cloth napkins, wicker napkin ring holders, patterned tablecloth, and glassware are also from HomeGoods.
So really, this tablescape is not only quick and easy, but it’s budget-friendly as well!
Menu for Our Summer B-B-Q
Here’s a sneak peek at what will be on the summer barbeque menu. Be sure to check back on the blog this Saturday for the full menu with recipes.
- Colorful Steak And Vegetable Kabobs On The Grill
- Potato Salad
- Healthy Greek Pasta Salad
- Crunchy and Healthy Homemade Coleslaw Recipe
- Dreamy Peaches & Cream Parfait Dessert Recipe
Next up on the tour is Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse where she shares the best backyard BBQ set-up.
Be sure to stop by and see everyone’s amazing table creations by clicking the link at the bottom of the photo.