1 Good lighting
Nothing makes an outdoor setting prettier than white lights strung against the backdrop of a night sky. Drape them above the dining table to lend the evening a whimsy feel.
Canvas Luna String Lights, Canadian Tire, $27.99
2 Durable Pitchers
You've perfected your drink recipe, now you have to perfect the way you serve it — enter an elegant, old-world pitcher. This beautiful pick from Anthropologie is reminiscent of the one your grandmother used to use. Fill it up with your sangria concoction or signature cocktail, add plenty of fruit, and sit in on the table for guests to help themselves to.
Hobnail Pitcher, Anthropologie, $88.
3 Disposable Plates
Add an artsy element to your tablescape with these brushed bouquet paper plates. Picture it: Paired with a handwritten nametag, fresh blooms and a fruit-garnished bevvy, your guests will have the perfect shot.
Brushed Bouquet paper plates, 7'', BHLDN, $8 (per set of 12).