Your next party doesn’t have to be fancy to make a lasting impression on your guests. With a few festive and personal DIY additions, you can set up a memorable outdoor spread.
Details Make a Difference. This Independence Day party features easy and inexpensive details that make a big impact. A charmingly timeworn potting bench provided a rustic backdrop for the meal. We’ll share all the ideas that we used to create the look.
The buffet-style meal is set up in matching white serving pieces that let the colorful menu items stand out. The red-and-white table runner and star-spangled napkins contribute to the party’s upscale picnic ambience.
Mason jars come in many sizes, which can work to your advantage when you’re setting up a rustic outdoor gathering. We put these miniature jars to good use by filling them with individual servings of salad. Their lids make it easy to store the extras.
When space is at a premium, it’s important to take advantage of every available space. We attached a couple of hooks to the side of the potting bench, and then used them to hang a bucket full of snacks.
Decorative details can take your outdoor spread to the next level, but you don’t have to go far to find your inspiration. This planter basket, which we attached to the front of the potting bench, got some patriotic punch with the addition of a miniature flag.