Dinner at the beach….isn’t that what summer is all about?!
If you have a beach house, the “dinner at the beach” is easy enough! If you don’t live near water, invite some friends over for a casual summer dinner alfresco this weekend (with a beach theme, of course!). Create a casual, yet put-together outdoor space that will have your friends toasting your inner “Martha Stewart!” Set up a sitting area complete with the typical comforts of an indoor living room – pillows, lanterns with candles to create some mood lighting, a bowl of flowers or fruit on a table – make it an extension of your home.
Serve dinner on your patio table – no linens necessary, just a centerpiece of fresh flowers or pots of grass to give it that casual, beach feel. Add a special touch to your place setting by tying a personalized tag to a starfish, and slip it into your napkin. Make sure to add some votive candles or small lanterns to your centerpiece to give an additional glow.