Porch Party: Seaside Summer Dinner!

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Do you have a porch or deck perfect for entertaining but need some ideas? This seaside dinner party in greens, blues, + white is the perfect “Porch Party”! You may not live at the beach but you can bring the seaside to your porch with a few simple, elegant touches. Picked up at Home Goods, these seahorse plates were the perfect starting point for this table setting. Always be on the lookout for fun plates + dishes with motifs that you can design a party around!

WHAT TO SERVE?

Keep it light + simple in the summer.

Pear + Arugula Salad
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Key Lime Popsicles with Key Lime Cookies
Banana Pistachio Pudding
Fresh Limeade 

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Other Porch Party Tips!

  • Pick up a fun fabric for your table covering! Don’t be afraid to choose a summer-y print!
  • Garnish! Whether you’re serving limeade or lemonade – garnish your drinks! Fresh mint or sliced fruit goes a long way!
  • Cake plates aren’t just for cakes! Height helps a table be visually creative so serve up those popsicles or other desserts on stands!

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By Phronsie Dial

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