You're Invited: 4 Outdoor Soirees From HGTV Fans

HGTV fans share how they take the party outside in style with table settings that range from casual to chic.
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An ordinary canvas party tent is transformed into a sheltered spot for a formal dinner party.

Party Pavilion Perfected
This outdoor tent may have begun as a simple stake-and-canvas structure, but the addition of sheer draperies and a gorgeously set table turn it into a magical setting for an intimate dinner with friends. Design by HGTV fan ArtieBen.

This very chic dining room within a temporary party tent guarantees that guests can enjoy alfresco dining without worrying about bugs or weather.

Set for a Sophisticated Supper
HGTV fan ArtieBen set the table for a summer soiree with a gladiolus and hydrangea centerpiece surrounded by river rocks and tea lights. He gave the outdoor tent an indoor feel by filling it with interior furniture and accessories - not a plastic folding chair in sight. A fabric-draped buffet holds two tall lamps for added illumination and provides space for serving desserts.

Turquoise blue and a seashell motif create a playful table setting.

Easy, Breezy and Beachy
You can almost smell the sea tang! HGTV fan MoonlightandMagnolias artfully set the scene for a summer get-together by layering seashell plates, glasses and beach-themed accents.

Perfectly coordinated plates, glasses and linens make this place setting beachy-keen.

Nautical and Nice HGTV fan MoonlightandMagnolias customized each place setting by gluing a single found shell to a plain white napkin ring. A woven charger, majolica-style plates and linen napkins in watercolor hues create a charming whole.

A few blooming potted plants are all you need for a simple centerpiece.

Casual Cottage Chic
Bright splashes of lime and red make this patio a colorful spot to enjoy an informal, alfresco lunch. Design by HGTV fan standsure.

If you have the space for it, your backyard can be turned into a sophisticated setting for a large-scale event.

Bash-Ready Backyard
HGTV fan cc1127 created the ideal area for entertaining a large group by turning what had been a wooded lot into a resort-like setting with a pool, hot tub and pergola. When your outdoor space is this spectacular, there's no need to rent a location for a special event.

A Moroccan-style mosaic table and bistro chairs create a colorful spot for a poolside snack.

Informal Poolside Gathering
HGTV fan winterpark takes full advantage of the warm Florida weather by enjoying many casual suppers on their covered lanai.