Little Green Notebook · Apr 27, 2016

Girls Night Outdoor Dinner Party

Kate’s grandma lives on a beautiful property with tons of gorgeous, mature trees. It was the perfect place to host a low-key girls night last weekend. The weather was gorgeous and the company was even better!

oval woven tray // white vase

We’ve been working with Target this spring to share some of our favorite ideas for easy entertaining and I love this set up we made with a low lounge table, inspired by all the GREAT throw pillows at Target right now! The weather has been so beautiful lately, we all want to spend as much time outside as possible!

cream textured pillow // blush macrame pillow

outdoor pouf // yellow pillow // cream macrame pillow // striped tassel pillow // navy pillow

We grabbed a jute rug and an assortment of pillows and throws in different colors and patterns right before the party and threw them out right on the ground underneath the pretty cafe lights we strung up in the trees.

To keep the prep as low key as possible, we hired our friends at 824Pizza to come to the party and grilled some pizzas for us to serve with a delicious salad – so simple!

blue candle // blue and white platter // white salad bowl

The purple potato and rosemary pizza was my favorite! YUM.

Kate and I are both soda-lovers, so we set up an Italian Soda station on this cute rattan bar cart. We had a few flavored syrups out with fresh fruit and whipped cream.

bud vase // cake stand

beverage bins

Some of our favorite combos ended up being Fresca with raspberry syrup and fresh peaches and Diet Coke with peach syrup and cream. I love the hand-blown tumbler and paper straw combo!

pub glasses // straws

And isn’t the low table great? It was Kate’s genius idea. We made it super fast with just a sheet of furniture-grade plywood and a few lengths of 1×2″ trim!

We stained it with my favorite DIY stain color – Minwax’s Special Walnut and then we added some hairpin legs.

It is lightweight but sturdy and makes for a great indoor or outdoor coffee table the rest of the time! You could always make it a little smaller too. We had the hardware store do all the cuts for us to make this project as simple as possible!

tufted blue pillow

The dark stain makes the bright white dinnerware just pop!

dinner plate // salad plate // hemstitch napkins

I love how easy it was to throw this simple outdoor dinner party! There wasn’t a lot of planning or prep needed – just a memorable setting, good food and pretty decor. We stayed up really late talking and laughing and eating allll the carbs. :) It was pretty much a perfect night!

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