Five Things The Prospect Park Soiree Taught Us About Outdoor Entertaining
It's summer entertaining at its finest.
Published Jun 19, 2017 5:00 AM
Tiers are encouraged
. A packed table calls for establishing layers in the form lengthy centerpieces. Here, a hand-carved sculpture doubles as a planter for vibrant greens and florals, imparting the table with a lively element.
Greens make the table
. Summer wouldn’t be the same sans an abundance of them. Even the smallest posy of florals will elevate the most modest of table settings. Be it a bodega bouquet or simply a cluster of flower fillers, utilize fresh florals to establish a dynamic texture to the table.
A cheeseboard is essential
. What’s a party without one? This clever group came fully prepped with all the basics: fruit for sweetness, nuts for added crunch, and cured meats for a savory note.
Mix and match centerpiece materials
. Here, fresh oranges provide the ideal color complement to the blush-toned roses, lending an elegant touch to the otherwise minimalist table.
Dessert does double duty
– especially when it’s as picture-perfect as this. For those who prefer things to be on the more understated side, skip the traditional centerpiece altogether and opt for an array of colorful desserts that’ll achieve the desired aesthetic. Here, mini red velvet cakes pack in a major pop of color.