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Top 10 Best Dining Alfresco Table Ideas

Today I’m sharing what Alfresco dining is and my 10 Best Dining Alfresco Table Ideas. We love to dine outdoors when weather permits and I’ve created many tables that are exposed to elements. I can’t wait to share them all with you today.

What is Alfresco Dining?

What is Alfresco Dining? According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary the definition of Alfresco Dining: Taking place or located in Open Air.

Therefore, any event that is outdoors or in open air is considered alfresco dining.

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Outdoor Dining Blog Hop

Today I’m joining a talented group of bloggers to share outdoor dining ideas. This blog hop is hosted by Pasha at Pasha is Home. If you are joining me from Jen at Midwest Life & Style, welcome. I know you loved Jen’s Picnic Breakfast Ideas. Be sure to see the other table inspirations at the end of todays post.

10 Best Alfresco Dining Table Ideas

Here are a few of the creative tables that I’ve shared over the past 2 1/2 years of blogging.

How To Set An Outdoor Dinner Table

How to Set an Outdoor Dinner Table by using some of my latest thrifted and vintage finds, as well as a DIY project from last spring.

What is Dining Alfresco?  Open Air Dining on the pier.

Easy 4th of July Outdoor Table

Although this table is decorated for the 4th of July, it can easily be adjusted for any summer Dining Alfresco experience.

The table is set in our outdoor kitchen which is an open air structure and you can see more about the kitchen below.

4th of July party table in outdoor kitchen

DIY Outdoor Kitchen Before & After

When I shared the before and afters of the outdoor kitchen, we were dining in front of the kitchen, on the patio.

How To Host a Low Country Boil

The alfresco dining table is very casual when hosting a low country boil. It includes these DIY Craft Paper Table Cloths and lots of sticky fingers.

Alfresco dining table set for a low country boil.

Budget Friendly Fall Centerpiece

This casual fall table, called for a budget friendly centerpiece.

Fall Centerpiece

9 Alfresco Dining Ideas & Tips

What is Alfresco dinings biggest challenge? Unexpected showers and high winds can ruin an outdoor event. When dining in open air, it’s important to be safety conscious and here are 9 tips to have a successful outdoor party.

tips for a safe alfresco dining experience.

Memories of Mom Tablescape

This alfresco dining table was set for Mother’s Day with vintage dishes just like my mom used to own.

It was fun to stroll back to my childhood as I recreated this nostalgic tablescape.

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5 Luau Party Table Decor Ideas

One of my favorite tables is this Supper Club Luau Party theme. It was so fun to put together.

Alfresco dining table set with a luau theme.

Summer Picnic Dining

In addition, this summer picnic table was also set by the pool for a casual outdoor experience.

Outdoor Dining table for a summer picnic by the pool

Vintage Tea Party – Tea For Two

I had so much fun planning the decorating for mine and Rudy’s Tea for Two Tea Party.

Rudy loved the tea party

The party took place on our open air gazebo which is a perfect spot for dining outdoors.

Alfresco Dining table set on the pier for a tea party.

Bonus Table – Garden Party

Although technically this garden party took place inside the greenhouse, the doors were all thrown open wide and the fresh air space was perfect.

It was such a fun and festive party.

Alfresco Dining in the Greenhouse for a garden party

I hope you enjoyed todays dining alfresco table ideas.

Up next is How to Set Up A Potato Bar for a Summer Dinner Party by Pasha is Home.

Be sure to click each link below for more inspiration for outdoor dining.

All Things Outdoor Dining

Al Fresco Dining // My Sweet Savannah

How to Fashionably Bring Your Dining Room Outside This Summer // Dabbling and Decorating

How To Create An Easy Outdoor Table Setting // Cottage in the Mitten

A Casual and Easy Outdoor Summer Table Setting with Hydrangeas // Open Doors Open Hearts

Summer Honey-Themed Outdoor Dining // Tater Tots and Jello

Cozy And Casual Backyard Picnic Breakfast In The Backyard // Midwest Life and Style

Top 10 Best Dining Alfresco Table Ideas // The Pond’s Farmhouse

How to Set Up a Potato Bar for a Summer Dinner Party // Pasha is Home

Summer Dining on the Porch // White Arrows Home

Easy Ways to Elevate Your Picnic // A Life Unfolding

How to Set a Beautiful Table for High Tea // Peacock Ridge Farm

How to Create a Cottage Style Summer Table // Truemans Treasures

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Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Friday 22nd of July 2022

You have the best table ideas, Rachel. I always love it when you share your tables on the dock on the pond.


Friday 22nd of July 2022

Thank you Kim, the only problem now is it’s too hot to sit outside unless your in the pool!!


Thursday 21st of July 2022

Yum, everything looks so amazing. I love the different looks/styles you have in this post. Thanks for sharing


Thursday 21st of July 2022

I appreciate you stopping by, thank you!


Tuesday 19th of July 2022

Rachel! Going through all these wonderful ideas has me longing for Fall!! I'm usually good at living in the moment, but now I'm dreaming of gorgeous fall tables!!!


Wednesday 20th of July 2022

Aliya, Yes fall is great for alfresco dining.

Pasha is Home

Tuesday 19th of July 2022

Rachel - these are all such great suggestions for alfresco tables! Funny - I didn't actually know what alfresco meant (so thank you ;0)!


Wednesday 20th of July 2022

Pasha, I'm so glad you found this post helpful

Libbie Burling

Tuesday 19th of July 2022


I love all this beautiful inspiration! Pinned for later. xx


Wednesday 20th of July 2022

Libbie, Thanks so much.