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 Rate My Space user 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
Rate My Space user 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! Rate My Space user 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 Rate My Space user 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 Rate My Space user standsure.
If you have the space for it, your backyard can be turned into a sophisticated setting for a large-scale event.
Rate My Space user 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
Rate My Space user winterpark takes full advantage of the warm Florida weather by enjoying many casual suppers on their covered lanai.