Summertime is the season for outdoor celebrations and warm weather merrymaking. If you’re hoping to host a party or plan a large soiree, there are plenty of ideas for creating a stylish outdoor table fit for any backyard. Here are some tips and tricks to design an unforgettable summer table full of charm and cheer.

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A Moroccan inspired table is full of boisterous energy with colorful fruit and flowers. Bright orange and hot pink make this table scream summertime fun. Graphic runners and rosy stemware gives this wooden table more flair and exotic elegance.

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For large parties, like weddings or baby showers, nothing is more appropriate for a summer table than simple pastel shades. A light pink tablecloth and simple flower arrangements are inviting without being overwhelming. Big white umbrellas are a must-have for keeping guests cool and comfortable under direct sun.

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A rustic fete deserves a hint of country. Shabby picnic benches are perfect for casual seating while simple plateware and pretty purple blossoms make for a farm-friendly feel for playful outdoor gatherings.

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For hosting a girly summer party, nothing beats a table dedicated to teatime. Blush colored goblets, garden chairs and decorative cups make this the perfect arrangement for a bridal or baby shower.

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Razzle-dazzle guests with over-the-top party décor perfect for an elaborate outdoor summer shindig. Folding chairs, paper lanterns and plenty of colorful streamers make this party pop. An array of snacks and small bouquets promises to make this table a surefire hit.

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For a preppy and intimate summer dinner party, decorating with stripes is an ideal choice. A black and white table runner looks sophisticated with a few pretty flowers and paper dinner menus. Perfect for staging a grown-up picnic, this table setting is bound to win rave reviews.

***Guest Post By Amy Spagnola for LuxeDecor