How to Create a Quick and Easy Summer Barbeque Tablescape

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.

quick and easy summer barbeque tablescape

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.

quick and easy summer barbeque tablescape

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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quick and easy summer barbeque tablescape

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.

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.

quick and easy summer barbeque tablescape


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?

glasses of daisies and candles on table

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.

vintage galvanized bucket of daisies

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.

blue croquet ball, daisies and candles on table

Then I added glass jars of all sizes to the table so I could show off even more of the beautiful blooms.

quick and easy summer barbeque tablescape


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.

candles, croquet balls and daisies for summer table centerpiece
candles, croquet balls and daisies for summer table centerpiece
candles, croquet balls and daisies for summer table centerpiece

I told you this would be a quick and easy summer tablescape, didn’t I?!

candles, croquet balls and daisies for summer table centerpiece

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!

candles, croquet balls and daisies for summer table centerpiece

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.

quick and easy summer barbeque tablescape

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.

quick and easy summer barbeque tablescape placesetting

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.

quick and easy summer barbeque tablescape

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.

quick and easy summer barbeque tablescape

Be sure to stop by and see everyone’s amazing table creations by clicking the link at the bottom of the photo.

More Summer Backyard Barbeque Inspiration

Stacy at Bricks ‘n Blooms | Michele at Vintage Home Designs | Jen at Midwest Life and Style

Anne & Ann Marie at Simply 2 Moms | Kim at Shiplap and Shells | Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse


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  1. This summer tablescape is perfection Kim! I love all the blue and white with pops of yellow you incorporated too. It’s such a warm and inviting way to celebrate the season. As always your view is spectacular and one I think we should all slow down and appreciate. Loving and pinning, CoCo

    1. Thank you, Michele! I was loving the fact that you used daisies in your tablescape as well. They really are the happiest flower.

  2. Thank you for sharing on the vessels!
    You.gave me a new.way to look at arrangements.
    The vessel on the dining area – what size is it? Can it hold a plant from a gardening shop?
    If so, what size pot do I need to.buy?

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog! The vintage galvanized bucket measures 9.5″ (W) x 9″ (H) so I believe you could put a gallon-sized pot in it, which is usually 7 -8″. Just make sure to drill drainage holes on the bottom if the vessel does not have any.

  3. Love your pretty blue & yellow-themed tablescape…great minds think alike! 🙂 The addition of the croquet balls is super fun and of course, I also think daisies are just so happy. We’re so glad you were able to join us this month and share your talents with our group. Pinned!

    1. I was thinking the same things when I saw your pretty summer table AnnMarie. Great minds indeed! You are all such a great group and I am so happy I could be a part of it.

  4. Kim, your table is absolutely beautiful. And can we talk about that stunning view? I can see why you prefer to host your parties in the front yard. ? I love the DIY citronella candles, and the croquet balls are such a fun and unique touch. So glad you could join us this month for supper club!

    1. Thank you so much, Jen! It really is hard to entertain in the backyard without the view but we had to the other day to escape the 96° heat. Thanks so much for letting me be a part of the summer fun!

    1. Thank you, Stacy! You wouldn’t believe all the daisies I have around the garden. And they last in the house so long.

  5. Kim,
    Your outdoor table is amazing. I loved the crochet balls as part of the centerpiece. Daisy’s make me smile because they were the flowers for my wedding in 1979. I was a flower child back then. LOL. So glad you joined Supper club this month.

    1. I can totally see your wedding with daisies. How beautiful it must have been. I can also picture you as the prettiest flower girl ever!

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