The Most Enchanting Alfresco Dinner Parties
The season for outdoor entertaining is on the horizon, so to remind us that dining alfresco doesn’t have to mean paper plates and plastic cups, we’re taking a look at seven dinner parties that are just as chic and elegant as any indoor soiree. From a refined French countryside–themed affair to a casually glam dinner at Nicole Richie’s home, these are some of our favorite alfresco gatherings.
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Actress Dianna Agron celebrated her newly designed backyard retreat by hosting an elegant, late-fall poolside affair. A living runner of seasonal fruits and jewel-toned florals made for an impactful conversation piece.
For Athena Calderone’s fall fête hosted on an upstate New York farm, the designer chose simple, setting-appropriate seating of hay barrels covered in soft IKEA sheepskins. Seasonal florals and simple white china give the laid back atmosphere an air of sophistication.
Designer Andrea Michelson’s stunning home was ready-made for an Italian feast. The idyllic wisteria-flanked outdoor dining room provided an intimate setting for the dinner party, which featured homemade pizza and a roasted lamb shoulder.
For a Bastille Day feast, striped linens and floral arrangements reminiscent of the French countryside are the perfect choice. A menu of moules-frites was the perfect choice for this rosé-fuelled feast.
Geri Hirsch of Because I’m Addicted invited some of her close blogger friends over for an elegant evening last autumn. Cut crystal and fine china contrast with the rustic furniture and wild flower arrangements creating an eclectic but sophisticated atmosphere.
An indigo-themed tablescape and overflowing succulent arrangement made for a beautiful and stylish setting at Nicole Richie’s ladies-only party. Gold details on the flatware and water glasses inject some unexpected glamour into the casual affair.
Shiva Rose, actress and author of lifestyle blog The Local Rose, invited some close friends over to her Pacific Palisades home for a fresh California-influenced meal using vegetables from her own garden. A tranquil tablescape, with pieces in various shades of blue, was the perfect fit for the coastal location.
Which of these gorgeous feasts is your favorite? Share with us in the comments!