Ideas for Backyard Dining

A table is set up for backyard dining in a field of yellow flowers.

Enjoy dining outdoors at home with these inspiring ideas for backyard dining.  If dining under the stars or in the privacy of your backyard on a spring or summer day appeals to you, then create a space that makes this happen.

A backyard dining table set with green and white tablecloths.
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A tablecloth on a table.
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A wooden table and chairs for backyard dining.
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When the weather begins to warm, we all feel the itch to get outside.  Making a special dinner or luncheon in honor of spring is a great way to kick off the season.  Celebrate in high style by bringing the inside outdoors.  Bring your dining room table outside and set it with your best china and linens.  Just because it’s outside, does not mean it can’t be elegant.

A backyard dining table set in a grassy field.
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For fun family gatherings, bring out an old farm table and spread a tablecloth over it.  Decorate the table for an outdoor feast.  Mix chairs or use benches covered with pillows for added comfort.

A white table with pink chairs in a backyard.
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An outdoor dining table with blue lanterns hanging over it in a backyard setting.
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A table set up in a backyard orange orchard for dining.
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If you enjoy a casual continental style breakfast outside, a quaint bistro table is the perfect size for one or two.  A leisurely cup of coffee or tea on the patio may be in store to start the day or help wind down after work.

A backyard patio perfect for dining with a table and chairs.
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Set up in your backyard for a picnic.  Spread a blanket, toss some pillows and bring out the picnic basket for a laidback luncheon.  You don’t have to travel to a park to enjoy an outdoor picnic.

A backyard dining setup with a picnic table adorned with colorful paper lanterns.
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Put the finishing touches on al fresco dining by hanging chandeliers or lanterns from the trees overhead.  Let the outdoors inspire you by hanging vintage bird cages, colorful bottles or other collectibles from branches or decorate the table with items.

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A backyard dining table setting with bird cages hanging from a tree.
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White paper lanterns hanging over a backyard dining table.
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A table is set in a backyard under a pergola for dining.
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When decorating the table for backyard dining, don’t forget the flowers.  They liven up a table and add a personal touch, especially when they are flowers from your own garden.

A backyard dining table with flowers on it.
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A backyard dining table setting in blue and white.
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For nighttime dining, hang string lights to make your outdoor dining experience truly magical.  There’s something special about dining out under the stars.  Gather around a fire pit for an intimate gathering or spread out a feast under a lighted pergola.

A backyard dining patio with a fire pit and string lights.
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Backyard dining area with a pergola and lights.
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Backyard dining is one of the many pleasures of the warmer months.  Take full advantage of your backyard by creating an area especially for dining or just putting together an impromptu gathering.  Have fun and enjoy the outdoors!

 

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