Before you can throw a backyard bash at your home, you’ll have to dust off your decorative pillows, give your furniture a fresh coat of paint, and deck out your décor with bright summer shades. In order to host a dazzling dinner or pretty tea party, your table must be the center of attention.

From bouquets of blooming flowers to table runners and decorative glassware, these seven backyard tablescape ideas will make your outdoor party unforgettable!

1. Raw elegance with antique gems

Keep it simple, but undeniably elegant by incorporating antique elements into your table décor. Crystal glasses and aged golden candleholders sitting on top of a bare picnic table combine to present a rustic, yet graceful setting.

2. Classic picnic in a box

Charm your guests with these cute personal packed lunches in boxes. A bold, bright color scheme makes this picnic style tablescape pop.

3. An array of flowers

Flowers are easy on the eyes, and even easier to decorate with. Make your own custom flower arrangements to display on your outdoor table for clusters of color and touches of sweet scents.

4. DIY geometric cube table runner

Looking for a fun, unconventional table setting? Learn how to make these geometric cubes for a colorful tablescape that will leave your guests talking!

5. Perfectly pink

Make your guests blush with this pretty in pink tablescape. From light pink napkins to a pale pink tablecloth, this table is set with every shade of pink for a stunning soiree.

6. A relaxed affair with a bohemian twist

Create a relaxed vibe by taking your table to the ground with poufy pillows and juicy colors, for a romantic yet playful place to dine.

Style Me Pretty backyard table

Jessica Claire via Style Me Pretty

7. Polka dots and planters

The cutest little combo of polka dots and succulent planters create this lovable DIY tablescape. You can even send your dinner party guests home with a mini planter as a favor!

Brklyn View Photography via Brooklyn Bride

Brklyn View Photography via Brooklyn Bride

How would you set your table for a backyard party? Let us know in the comments below!

Top Image Credit: Brklyn View Photography via Brooklyn Bride