Set a green dinner party tablescape with Tropical-Boho vibes for outdoor entertaining. This green table setting and ideas are perfect for a stylish summer party or adult birthday celebration.
Today I’m excited to share these green themed dinner party ideas with a table setting that incorporates a succulents centerpiece, tropical themed plates, and bohemian touches.
Green Theme Party
This outdoor summer table setting was inspired by my black & tan patio décor with greenery, which coordinated so well with these tropical plates I styled 4 ways. It all came together beautifully when I added in earthy boho-style elements like the woodgrain charger plates, the macramé runner, and succulents.
I always think of the color green as a neutral tone. It’s the color of nature so it’s a great accent for almost any other color.
In this case I started with a creamy off-white canvas and let green shine as a major pop of color. I think it turned out warm, cozy, and inviting, don’t you!
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Create your own green table setting and celebrate the summer in style. Start by layering the table setting elements in an organized process.
- Table covering or table runner.
- Create a centerpiece that’s the right size and shape for the table.
- Plate chargers to frame the place settings.
- Coordinating dinner plate with salad or dessert plate on top.
- Add a unique and decorative place card if desired.
- Colorful glassware to add interest.
Some of the notable aspects of the green table decorations are the neutral cream colored tablecloth that creates a blank canvas on which to work. A macrame table runner adds texture without adding color.
Create a succulents “runner” by grouping various air plants together in the center of the table. The designs of each one are so unique and interesting!
Flank the greenery with a couple of candle lanterns to add a pretty glow as the sun goes down.
Green glasses and napkins are balanced by wooden napkin rings. Gold flatware and lanterns add “jewelry” to the table.
Use tiny air plants to help decorate place cards. A mini clothes pin can be used to attach the succulents to the name tag.
Another eye-catching element to add outdoors is a candle chandelier draped with greenery. This draws the eye upward and adds loads of ambiance and mood. Just make sure the greens are placed safely away from lit candles.
The addition of tropical plants and cactus help create a cozy “room” feel as it defines the outdoor space.
Green Dinner Party Menu
As with all my dinner party menus, I like to follow a theme when possible. Since green is the color of the soiree I’ve chosen some appropriate food items that fit right in.
For starters, create a delicious signature cocktail using Cucumber & Mint Lemonade. Simply mix it with a little gin or vodka and garnished with cucumber ribbons and mint sprigs. It’s so refreshing!
If you want to serve a green tinted drink, make these champagne and Midori drinks. They’re very festive!
For an appetizer serve a dish in the middle of the table of steamed edamame in the shell sprinkled with sea salt. I got the idea from an Asian-fusion restaurant. It was such an interesting and interactive way to nosh on something light before dinner, similar to chips and salsa for a Mexican theme. Don’t forget to add a second dish or small bowl for the discarded shells.
For the main dish I like to serve something light and easy like grilled lemon & herb chicken from this al fresco dinner party menu.
The perfect side dish is a green or chopped salad. You can buy ready-to-use bags of greens at the grocery store and it looks like you’ve been chopping all day!
The perfect green themed dessert is this lime tartlets recipe. It’s a great make-ahead option that looks so pretty with the green décor.