lemon centerpiece arrangement summer dinner party

Host a simple Summer Dinner Party

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Summertime tables call for pops of color, so I was inspired by a recent guest post by Roxy Te of Society Social who used lemons todo just that. I decided to follow her lead on today’s table {it doesn’t get much easier than buying a bag of lemons at the grocery and throwing them in a bowl for your centerpiece!}.

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I decided to add a fun element to the table which was “bringing the bar to guests.” Rather than serving a specialty summer drink at my bar cart like I usually do, I created a mini display at the head of my table so glasses and accoutrements would be at an arms reach.

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To create this mini drink station, I laid out a Chilewich Lattice Placemat at the head of the table , then topped with a Chilewich Dahlia Placemat. On top of this place setting I arranged my Juliska Amalia Wine Glasses, striped cocktail napkins, and fresh sliced lemon on a Michael Aram Champa Leaf Cracker Plate. I suggest creating a pitcher of a specific cocktail {like Vodka Thyme Lemonade or Strawberry Mojitos} and leaving the pitcher alongside the glasses! Cheers to the perfect Summer meal.

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