Host a Picnic Inspired Party!


I recently co-hosted a coastal picnic dinner party with my friends/clients on the rooftop of their waterfront Balboa Island home. It’s our favorite place to take in views of the harbor!

A charming, delicious picnic inspired meal - no cooking required!

We picked up fried chicken, potato salads, and a summer veggie salad from a local gourmet chicken shack. We served the fried chicken in picnic basket - such a fun way to bring a picnic into your home!

As long as the food is tasty and you serve it elegantly, there's absolutely nothing wrong with serving store bought food! Especially on a relaxing summer evening, it's so nice to let someone else do the work for you! :)

A coastal, picnic-inspired table

A blue, white, and yellow color scheme kept it fresh and coastal and gingham tablecloth and hydrangea filled baskets in lieu of traditional vases were an ode to a “picnic”. Pro-tip: stick the flower stems in a small glass of water inside the baskets to keep the flowers hydrated.

Melamine plates and tumblers instead of wine glasses kept the look casual.

Click here to recreate this dinner party look - everything available on Amazon!

Happy Picnic-ing! -Anne


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