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The 4th of July may be over, but that certainly doesn’t mean that the party is over! If you’re hosting an outdoor soiree this summer, here are a few fabulous farmhouse-inspired finds to help give your party decor the shabby-chic that everyone loves!
What’s even better is that all of these decor items are available to purchase at Amazon – which means you can have everything you see here delivered to your door in just 2 days if you’re an Amazon Prime member! So if you’re trying to get everything together sort of last minute, just skip over driving to the store and do all of your shopping right here! 😀
This is a really cute way to let party guests know what will be on the menu for the night. You can even write a special personalized message if the party is celebrating something specific, like an engagement, graduation, birthday party etc. It’d also be a fun way to let guests know what their dessert options will be later in the evening!
Make sure you have ample seating for all of your guests! I really love these fold away chairs. They’re a great neutral color and can fold up neatly for easy storage.
Display ice cold lemonade, punch or drink of choice in these beautiful mason jar inspired canisters! You can even personalize the label to let people know exactly what they’re filling their cup with!
It’s a known fact that everything tastes better out of a mason jar! This set of handled mason jar glasses have a lid to keep bugs out and to hold your straw in place. A perfect party must-have!
This is a really chic way to display your iced beverages. Guests can grab their drinks and know they’re ice cold in this galvanized tub! If adult beverages will be at your party, put them in something tall like this to prevent little hands from reaching them.
This is another great option to put your ice cold drinks in. You can put this on a table top or keep it low to the ground so little kids can get to it. You can even use it for food (think wrapped up hot dogs and hamburgers for a larger crowd) or whatever you please!
Every tablescape needs a little green on it! Just thumb through any decor magazine and you’ll see fresh greenery on all of the tables. I really love these mason jar flower holders with chalkboard labels. They’re a great way to add a pop of color to the table!
If you’re looking for a more sophisticated party vibe, ditch the paper plates and spring for something a little more formal. Aren’t these farmstead ceramic plates just adorable? I’d consider this one to be a splurge for sure. These particular plates can sometimes be a little hard to come by (they’re in high demand), so if they’re unavailable, clean and crisp white ceramic plates are a great choice!
Don’t forget the seasonings! Display your salt and pepper in this cute little caddy!
If you’ll be having burgers or brats at your party, this tray would be perfect for stacking buns in! It’d also be cute as a serving tray if someone will be walking around sharing snacks or appetizers with the group.
There’s nothing worse than getting all of the food ready and realizing that you don’t have anything to serve it with! I love this set of large serving spoons – and they’re very affordable, too!
I am loving these sweet little chalkboard label signs. They’re perfect for displaying beside the food – especially if you’re having a themed party and the food has cute theme-appropriate names. They would also be great to inform people who may have certain allergens exactly what is in the food, (ie. peanuts, peppers, etc.)
Don’t forget the ice! Make sure everyone’s drink is ice cold with this galvanized ice bucket!
Keep the cutlery organized with this cute silverware caddy! The options are really endless with this piece, and it’s not nescirally specific to holding silverware. You can display straws, food, flowers, etc. with this set!
Most people just put napkins out on the table by themselves, but why not display them in something cool like this? I love that it matches all of the other galvanized metal pieces I’ve shared. Don’t forget to place something weighted on top so the napkins don’t blow away!
In my opinion, nothing says outdoor party like red and white gingham. Instead of having the traditional checkered tablecloths like you’d see at a picnic, add just a hint of it with these sweet little cupcake liners! You can also use the cupcake liners to serve snacks or hors d’oeuvres in! Most people think of this pattern as being just for summer, but I think it can tie into all seasons!
Burlap always adds the perfect touch of shabby chic! Line the serving tables with this glammed-up burlap table runner!
If your party falls into the late evening, you’ll want to make sure that you have some sort or light and bug repellent. These tiki torches accomplish both problems, and they’ll match basically any decor!
Keep guests entertained with outdoor yard games! I love these rustic American flag cornhole boards. They’re obviously perfect for Fourth of July and Memorial Day parties, but I think they’re perfect any time of year, too!
What sorts of outdoor parties will you be having this summer? Are you a fan or the “Farmhouse” look like I am? What are some must-have party items that you can think of to make an outdoor party great? Leave a comment below and let’s chat!