Ahoy! With summer in full swing, I can’t keep my mind off the beach. There are so many amazing nautical options out there right now and they are making me want to party like a lob-star! Sail away with me on this die worthy tablescape decor journey.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Later this week, I am planning on hosting a small backyard BBQ as a send-off for my besties that are moving to a new city. Although I can’t throw them a big bash in the current climate, I know they will still feel all the love with only a few close friends (social distancing) in my backyard.
When hosting outside, I like to avoid using glassware by using a mix of melamine plasticware and paper products. Practically everything included in this post is outdoor-safe! How cute are those lime napkins to place on my Margarita bar?!
MELAMINE, ALL MINE!
I am obsessed with the set of 4 beautiful blue melamine dipping bowls, perfect for condiments like ketchup and mustard, or for extra salt for your guest’s margaritas. Since we are keeping the party short and sweet, I am not planning on serving a lot of food, so the green chip and dip bowl (with the adorable bluebird perching on the rim) is the perfect statement piece for a backyard party. I’ve included some of my favorite outdoor serveware below!
ICE ICE BABY
When hosting a party, *especially when outside in hot temps* it is imperative to have lots of ice on hand. That’s why I love this outdoor riviera bar cart… it has two ice buckets included! And the bottom shelf is perfect for storing extra glasses. In addition to the bar cart, I will have a few party tubs out filled with different drink options on ice to keep them cool. But, the AERIN ginger jar champagne bucket is ideal for ice being used solely for making cocktails. (The ice tongs are key here versus everyone using their hands!) I’ve included some of my favorite ice buckets below.
Can’t wait to share with you the finished look from my backyard BBQ. Cheers to grillin’ and chillin’!
The days of relaxing in a cabana or getting cozy in a hammock while taking sun-kissed selfies with my besties seems so far away. Mainly because I am not in my early twenties anymore, but also… ya know, COVID. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find our own beach! So let’s sip on a homemade piña colada and get into the beach vibe with this cabana-inspired decor:
Still want to ride the wave of creating an outdoor oasis? More below!
Anyone else in need of some calming energy these days? Whether you like to do yoga, meditate, or something else, relaxing is an incredibly important part of life … especially in these high-stress times. Lavender works as an anxiolytic (an anxiety reliever) and as a sedative, to increase relaxation and calm, and help bring about sleep. Cue this lavender decor because it is bringing me all the zen vibes. Join me in adding the calmness to your cart:
Still feeling restless? Well, the purple plant’s healing powers for reducing stress are real. Lavender interacts with the neurotransmitter GABA to help quiet the brain and nervous system activity, reducing agitation, anger, aggression and restlessness. So fill your home up with some more peaceful energy with these favorites:
Don’t forget to practice the 3 R’s with me: Relax, Refresh, Recharge.
Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are… interested in out of these starry items? There’s just something magical about a midnight navy hue with a touch of metallic gold and silver. Although we’re supposed to be practicing social distancing, doesn’t mean you can’t create a Starry Night oasis in your own home to enjoy. And what better way to do that than with this 5-star decor!
I am also over the moon for these items:
Many are the stars I see, yet in my sight no star like thee!
Calling all free spirits! Bohemian decor is back and about to take my tablescapes by storm. Bohemian decor is known for its rich colored hues and care-free style. So get your Alexa to play some Queen and rock out with these beautiful Bohemian must-haves:
Can’t get enough of the BoHo look? Me either. I got your back with even more options:
There’s something so calming about a neutral palette for a tablescape. I love the warmth and coziness these tones bring to a room. I also love that this tablescape can be year-round. The brown tones are perfect for fall, but neutrals are also great for spring/summer. And who can resist a winter white?
My favorites are the adorable hedgehog and the elegant garden stool. Shop the look below!
Want to fully complete the look? Check out more coziness here:
These items have inspired me to go buy a caftan and throw a brunch in my own honor. These entertaining goodies would also be ideal for a bridal brunch, baby shower or an old fashioned tea party with your gal pals!
How amazing is the blue acrylic salad bowl?! That is a must-have item, and it comes in a bunch of other colors too!
The beautiful feminine details of these other finds are also very pinky up worthy:
Spill the tea on what your favorite item is in the comments below!