Today we are up on SMP Living sharing all of our Summer entertaining tips along with some major inspiration for all of you!  You saw the adorable styled coffee table & living room combo along with the amazing bar cart yesterday, so today we are sharing our lovely table that we styled as well!  Here are our tips for entertaining and styling your own table at home, the great part is that most of the vendors we used you can easily access on your own at home as well!  Cheers to that right?!  Why wait any longer, let’s get to it!!

All photos by Megan Welker

All of the pretty succulent photos used for the pillows & placemats by Edyta Szyszlo

1. Take your entertaining outside!  It’s summer after all!  Enjoy a meal outdoors with your guests and enjoy the beautiful weather.

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3. Use things from your home/garden… We did have an arrangement made for this beautiful table, however we added more touches and details with fresh flowers from our own garden, to add some more pops of color!

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5.  Have fun!  Entertaining is hard work, but make sure you enjoy yourself in the end!  Maybe set the table the night before, or a few hours before so you can relax and get ready with ease before your guests arrive.  No matter what you deserve to enjoy your company and your hard work!

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Styling/Design – Beijos Events / Photographer – Megan Welker / Florals – Flowers by Mae Mae / Menu/Placemats/Placecards/Pillows – Shutterfly / Glassware/Decanter/Napkins/Olive Wood Boards – The Little Market  / Napkin Rings – Hostess Haven / Flatware – West Elm / Small Paper Plates – Design Love Fest for Cheeky 

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