The Perfect Spring Table Setting
Spring is here and it's time to gather friends and family for fun outdoor dinners again. Here's a little how to guide to create a lovely table setting - in just 5 simple steps.
1. Decide on a theme.
The theme does not need to be followed strictly but it does give a nice impression when the table setting follows one. For this guide we decided to use blue in combination with elements from nature as the base. We also added a little bit of white (for crispness) and a touch of orange as accent.
2. Greens everywhere.
Put a little green where you can, in the water bottle, on the plate, and in pots on the table.
And if you're really going for it - make the salad follow the theme too.
Herbs are perfect to put on the table - both for decoration and if guests want some extra flavor to their food. They also team up well with our cotton napkins this season (which have various herbs and their names printed on them), working as a conversation starter as well as adding an educational flair to your dinner.
3. Make it easy for yourself.
Someone wants another beer again? Spare yourself the trouble of running inside. Place the beverages in baskets close to the table (a bag with ice in the bottom keeps them cold).
When in the kitchen, save your outfit from stains with a nice apron. This one has a pocket too, so that you easily can bring little things with you.
4. Lots of candles for the ambiance.
Most of us remember to put candles on the dining table. But don't forget larger lanterns standing on the floor, hanging from the trees, or on the railings.
5. Make your guests comfortable.
We all know how a hard chair or a chilly breeze can make you leave an outdoor dinner earlier than planned. Adding soft cushions for back support and cozy throws and blankets on each chair will make your dinner last all night long (if that's your wish).