Turn your patio or backyard into an inviting and eclectic dining space for a meal inspired by the freshness of the farmers market. Set up a wooden table and put a placemat in front of each seat. Place a blue plate, napkin, low glass tumbler, and silverware on the placemats. Avoid being matchy matchy; instead mix prints and patterns all in the same color scheme. Arrange different-sized recycled metal lanterns into a centerpiece. To ensure that guests don't have to make a trip back inside for a cold beverage, fill a barrel cooler with ice, wine, and carafes of watermelon-rum mash. Skip the fancy floral arrangements normally associated with dinner parties. Head to a local home store and pick up some plantable flowers like petunias.
Place them in planters boxes near the dining area and you'll enjoy them all Summer long!