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How To Create A Country Garden Party Table Setting

Can you believe it’s time for our monthly Supper Club series again? Where has the month gone? Join me this month as we take it to the Country. Welcome to our Fall Outdoor Garden Party Ideas to help you create a cozy, Country Garden Dinner Party Table Setting with creative ideas for outdoor party decorations.

Where Can You Set Up For A Garden Dinner Party

The fun part of planning a garden dinner party is choosing the location.

For this months Supper Club, I decided to host the dinner at an old farmhouse near our home. The farmhouse is surrounded by cornfields and has a beautifully maintained lawn. As a result we only needed a little touch up with the weed eater, and we were ready to set up the outdoor party decorations.

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There are so many ideas for locations to host an outdoor garden party and here are some ideas and suggestions.

  • Place a table in your own yard
  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • Porches or Patios
  • Piers
  • Next to a pool
  • In an actual garden
  • In a field or pasture area

Note: If planning to use a neighbors property, it’s always best to ask permission first.

Supper Club

This month we are all sharing a Garden Party Themed Table Setting. If you are joining us for the first time, we are a group of friends who love to entertain and when entertaining in person wasn’t recommended last year, we started a virtual supper club in January 2021.

Each month we choose a theme for our dinner tables, which we post on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Next, we each share a recipe to complete the meal on the 4th Saturday.

Each month we have one guest blogger joining us and I’m so excited that Shannon from My Little White Barn is our guest for August.

If you are hopping over from Simply 2 Mom’s, welcome. I know that you loved AnnMarie’s beautiful Harvest Table

Ideas for Outdoor Garden Party Decorations

Since the farmhouse isn’t occupied, it was necessary to transport all the outdoor party decorations to the location. This included tables, chairs, tablecloth, all tableware, and centerpiece. Not to mention food and beverages.

However, we are only a mile away and our trusty John Deere Gator made the job much easier.

In addition, we transported some plants and ferns from the greenhouse to give the farmhouse a more lived in feel.

The old farmstead setting is beautiful as it is, however a couple ferns and potted flowers added warmth to the outdoor setting.

Rudy took his position as tablescape model very seriously as you’ll see. LOL

Garden Party Ideas

The best thing about this garden party was this beautiful landscape. The old trees and multiple rustic structures made for a charming garden party idea.

The rustic front porch and old well are so charming and speak to my rustic country loving heart.

The Table Setting Ideas

The inspiration for the country garden dinner party table setting was the Crepe Myrtle trees that are in full bloom right now.

Who could resist all these free pink blooms? With just a few snipes, my large ironstone vase was overflowing and created a stunning country centerpiece for the table.

In addition, the pink and white checkered tablecloth works well with the blooms and gave the table setting a country, romantic feel.

In addition, the table is set with vintage pink and white Cavalier Eggshell Dishes by Homer Laughlin. I found a full set while thrifting in Wilmington last spring and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to set a table with them.

In order to add more warmth to the table, a collection of vintage brass candlesticks with white candles were added. I will light the candles just before the guest are seated to begin the meal.

As the sun was dropping behind the farmhouse, the other rustic structures made great backdrops for the photo shoot.

Woven placemats hold the thrifted vintage dishes, a white hob nob charger plate and my favorite gold and acrylic cutlery.

The old farmhouse makes a great back drop for the garden party table.

Garden Party Centerpiece

Although the centerpiece is very simple, the crepe myrtles needed a little lift so guest can see each other. Therefore a rustic wooden slice was added and it’s also the perfect perch for the heirloom brass birds. They are actually salt and pepper shakers and are such a cute table accessory for an outdoor party.

Large Ironstone Vase & Brass Birds Salt & Pepper Shakers

Finally, rounding out the tablescape is a set of thrifted wine glasses and white vintage napkins.

I try to use as many existing and thrifted items on my tables as possible, however I did purchase the tablecloth on Amazon Prime Day. Also the charcuterie boards and the fun bread board are also new. See more about both boards below.

Woven Placemats with gold and acrylic cutlery

Casual Garden Party Ideas

Due to the casual nature of the Garden Party, I decided to add individual mini charcuterie boards and filled them with tasty appetizer treats for each guest. You can see how to make these cute charcuterie boards and learn more charcuterie’s history on a post from earlier this week.

Place setting with Vintage Dinner Plates and Individual Charcuterie Boards

See Video Tutorial Here


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In additional, the outdoor garden party location allows for multiple tables and for guests to mill around and enjoy the country views.

Small Individual Charcuterie Boards

Therefore, the small charcuterie boards allow guests to enjoy their cocktails and appetizers while chatting with the supper club party members.

Another table accessory is this lovely engraved bread board which was a gift from the talented Katrina at PNW Farmhouse Design Co. I asked her to engrave the board with Life Is Good so that I could use it for this months outdoor party. I love how it looks on the country table.

The talented Katrina can individualize many of the different wooden items which she personally designs and creates in her shop. You can see more from her shop here.

As the sun begins to lower, the candles are lit and we let the sounds of nature entertain us at the Country Garden Dinner Party.

I hope you are inspired to gather friends and family to create fun evenings of entertaining. You are going to love seeing how Stacy has set up for her Outdoor Garden Party next.

Be sure to click on each of the hostesses below for more Garden Party Inspiration.

Stacy – 6 Charming Outdoor Garden Party Ideas / Michele – Create A Fall Garden Party Tablescape

Jen – Rustic & Cozy Fall Garden Party Tablescape / Shannon – Simple Fall Garden Table Ideas

AnnMarie – 7 Ideas for Creating an Autumn Harvest Table / The Ponds Farmhouse

Thanks so much for joining us this month. Be sure to check out the full menu and recipes!

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FARMHOUSE FRIDAY 269 - County Road 407

Friday 2nd of September 2022

[…] from The Ponds Farmhouse out did it for me with all of this pink!  You’ll definitely want to hop over and see the […]

Cindy@CountyRoad407

Thursday 1st of September 2022

Popping back in to say I'm featuring this fantabulousness on Farmhouse Friday. I always appreciate you linking up and always love seeing your beautiful posts. pinned again!

Rachel

Thursday 1st of September 2022

Cindy, I appreciate you so much

debra@commonground

Saturday 27th of August 2022

so gorgeous. I love a rustic setting and the pink is such a fresh surprise for late summer/early fall. Those fuchsia blooms and pink vintage dishes are so lovely. what a property!

Rachel

Monday 29th of August 2022

Debra, I really appreciate your kind compliments. Thanks for stopping by.

CoCo

Friday 26th of August 2022

Completely obsessed in the best possible way over this gorgeous tablescape, Rachel! You know I am crazy about those pink dishes, the beautiful blooms and the check tablecloth just puts it all over the top. It's all totally fantastic! Hugs, CoCo PS: Super excited to share this on the From the Front Porch post today

Rachel

Friday 26th of August 2022

Oh Thanks so much CoCo1. I'm so glad you liked this post because I had so much fun putting it together.

From the Front Porch –

Friday 26th of August 2022

[…] Speaking of cozy, the Supper Club ladies totally nailed it this week. Don’t miss their Country Garden Party-themed tablescapes, […]