The calendar says the official day of summer is still weeks away, but Texas has different ideas. We’ve been in the 80s and 90s for the last month (with the occasional 50-degree day, because #Texas), which means dinner has moved outside!
Our backyard renovation is finally complete, and now it’s time for the good stuff…decorating! I’m excited to share the space with you as it comes together, and today is all about dining al fresco!
Like our indoor serving pieces, I prefer to keep the core of our outdoor entertaining pieces neutral so they layer in with any theme and color palette. The woven placemats, trays, and caddies not only coordinate with all our dinnerware, but add great texture to any table setting.
But when it comes to dinner and drinkware, I’m all for color! Can you believe these plates are melamine? They look like super expensive terra-cotta plates from Italy, when in fact they’re unbreakable plastic for a great price! (Use code SHOP for 20% off at Macy’s!)
We often use indoor pieces for outdoor dining, but I’m a stickler about no glass by the pool, so plastic tumblers and pitchers are a must. I love the deep blue of these, and you can’t beat $10 for a set of 4!
This crochet trim swim cover has already been to Mexico and the Bahamas, and I know it will be my go-to this summer at home. So easy to throw on over my suit while grilling or eating, plus it’s lightweight and dries quickly.
I’m so excited for the season ahead, and all the fun we’ll have outside! Now that I’ve got the table set, I need your ideas for easy Summer dinners! We grill a lot of burgers, steaks, and hot dogs, but what are your fave side dishes and desserts for hot Summer nights? What about any special drinks? We’re hosting the graduate’s party out here in a few weeks and I need all the food ideas!
Stay tuned for more peeks of our new outdoor Dining and Living space as it comes together in the coming weeks! And don’t forget you can shop 1000s of items at Macy’s for 20% off today with code SHOP.
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*Photos by the darling and talented Audrie Dollins. This post created in collaboration with Macy’s and ShopStyle, but all product selections, styling, and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors.*