Having friends over for dinner is one of my favorite things to do. I get so excited to host friends over yummy food while laughing and sharing life together. Recently I saw some pics on NieNie Dialogues that inspired me to host a dinner outside instead of my typical indoor dining room fare. Now, mine didn't come with special place-seating cards or anything fun like that, but it was fun to decorate outside and use some new Fall decor and garage sale finds.
My scaled down version included tree branch coasters and wedges from my Father-in-law, pumpkins, vintage Vera from garage sales, spiders and a free stamp that I got as a gift with purchase bonus. I soooo wish I had the old record player spinning some lovely jazz tunes in the backyard, but there's always something we long for, isn't there?
The best part... I spent $2.00 on the centerpiece! The "logs", tea tin, acorns and greenery were all free!
The end result was a very fun, intimate, relaxing dinner with friends packed with laughter and a few interruptions from the cutest 2 and 5 year old boys on the planet. How was your weekend? Did you spend it outside? With friends? xo