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How to Set a Bright and Colorful Table for Summer Gatherings

Annie Selke Table Linens | Fresh American Style

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! (As if we need an excuse to eat delicious Mexican food and indulge in a margarita… or three!) In our minds, Cinco de Mayo is essentially the kick-off to festive summer events, with Mother’s Day (don’t forget about Mom!) and Memorial Day right around the corner, so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share our favorite ways to set a bright, colorful and inviting table. Dust off that patio furniture and let’s get started!


Go Bright with Table Linens

Set a fun and cheerful tone for your festivities by incorporating brightly-hued table linens. A colorful embroidered table runner is the perfect anchor for any table scape!

Stone Washed Linen Green Embroidered Table Runner by Annie Selke | Fresh American Style

Play up accent colors with embroidered linen napkins in coordinating hues.  So long, paper napkins!


Cheers to Happy Serveware

Ditch the wasteful and blah-looking paper plates! Instead, treat guests to delicious party foods atop colorful and durable melamine plates. Serve up your favorite appetizers in unique and eye-catching ceramic bowls and platters. (Learn more about our new pottery pieces here)

Embroidered Table Linens by Annie Selke | Fresh American Style


Get Crafty

Yes, fresh flowers are gorgeous, but paper flowers can be just as festive!

Melamine Plates by Annie Selke | Fresh American Style

Learn how to make you own paper flowers here!


Recipe Inspiration 

In case you need a little last-minute summer party refreshment inspiration, we’ve rounded up our favorite and oh-so-delish margarita recipes and a tried and true guacamole recipe you and your guests will surely love:


Watermelon Jalapeno Margaritas from Liz at Pure Joy Home

Watermelon Jalapeno Margaritas via Pure Joy Home | Fresh American Style


Prickly Pear Margaritas from Mackenzie at Design Darling

Prickly Pear Margaritas via Design Darling | Fresh American Style


Pink Grapefruit Margaritas with Chili Salt from Jessica at How Sweet It Is 

Grapefruit Margaritas via How Sweet It Is | Fresh American Style


The Perfect Guacamole by Monique at Ambitious Kitchen

Guacamole Recipe via Ambitious Kitchen | Fresh American Style



We Love to Hear From You!

How to Set a Bright and Colorful Table for Summer Gatherings with Annie Selke | Fresh American Style

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jillian May 24, 2017 at 3:51 pm

this is so festive and fun! now I want a margarita and guacamole! xo


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