An Elegant Outdoor Tropical Tablescape

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I’m thrilled to be sharing my latest tablescape inspiration with you today. Picture this: a warm summer breeze gently rustling through the palm leaves, vibrant hues of turquoise and lime dancing in the air, and the delicate fragrance of peonies filling your backyard. Are you in heaven? Me too! Today, I’m going to show you how to set up an elegant outdoor tropical tablescape that will transport you and your guests to a blissful island paradise. So grab a refreshing drink and let’s dive right in!

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An Elegant Outdoor Tropical Tablescape

Today I am honored to be joining some of my friends for their monthly virtual supper club! This month is all about tropical cocktail party ideas! You can visit their ideas at the end of my post. So much inspiration!

If you are an old friend welcome back, and if you are a new friend, welcome! My name is Kelly and I live in Colorado and love sharing gardening tips, home decor ideas and simple ideas. I’m a hot mess mom who loves Jesus and a good gin and tonic. Well, lately a good frozen mojito! You can read more about me here:)

Me, Kelly in a green dress sitting outside drinking a frozen mojito

My table was inspired from our recent trip to Hawaii where I fell in love with frozen mojitos! (recipe coming on Saturday) Hawaii has a great topical vibe and I wanted this table to feel a bit tropical and a bit elegant just like Hawaii. Hopefully you will pick up on that when you see all the pictures I am sharing!

Here we go!

The Foundation: Turquoise and Green Floral Tablecloth

To set the stage for this tropical oasis in our backyard dining space I started with a stunning turquoise and green floral tablecloth. I have had this tablecloth for years. It was originally from Anthropologie but here is a similar one of you like it.

An elegant and tropical outdoor table set for a party

The vibrant and eye-catching fabric instantly brought the colors of the tropics to our backyard. So if you want that tropical yet elegant feel for an outdoor tablescape I suggest you opt for a tablecloth that features bold botanical prints or intricate floral patterns to create a visually captivating foundation for your tablescape.

Matching napkins with one of the colors is always a good idea too.

turquoise and green floral tablescape
These white battery operated touch lights are perfect for when the sun sets!

The Accents: Faux Bamboo Silverware and Lime Elements

Next, let’s talk about the details that can take your tablescape to the next level. For an elegant touch, consider using faux bamboo silverware. This silverware not only adds a unique and exotic element to your table but also complements the tropical theme flawlessly.

Limes on green plate with bamboo silverware

Its natural, earthy texture combined with the silver sheen will create a beautiful contrast against the vibrant colors. I have had this faux bamboo silverware and love that it is dishwasher safe and can be used on any type of tablescape. See how I used them at Christmas!

To enhance the tropical vibe further, I incorporated lime accents throughout the table on the plates (full limes and dried lime slices). I actually stole them from the mojitos that I also made for the table.

green lettuce plate with lime and faux bamboo silverware

You could also place lime slices on the napkins or use lime-shaped place card holders. The zesty green color of limes adds a refreshing burst of brightness and perfectly complements the turquoise and green color palette.

The Dinnerware: Green Plates

Now it’s time for one of my favorite parts, the green plates!

green lettuce plate

My parents gave me these beauties for Christmas this past year and I adore them. I have used them stacked for decor on side tables but they are the perfect size for layering on top of other plates. So I set them on top of a turquoise cloth napkin and white dinner plate.

The combination of the vibrant green hue and the charming cabbage details elevated the overall look and feel of the table setting.

layered plates

The Centerpieces: Concrete Pots with Basket Weave Details and White Peonies

One of the best parts of setting a table is the outdoor table centerpieces! I have had this idea in my head for awhile now.

To create a truly enchanting tablescape, we can’t forget the centerpiece. I placed these beautiful concrete pots, that were my grandmother’s, with basket weave details on the table, and filled them with gorgeous white peonies.

white peonies in concrete pot as centerpiece on outdoor table

The contrast between the delicate blooms and the sturdy concrete vessels adds a captivating visual element. The peonies, with their soft, romantic petals, added elegance while providing a touch of natural beauty to the tropical ambiance.

You might have also noticed the gorgeous basketweave details on both the concrete pots and crystal cocktail glasses. I love that I was able to repeat this subtle pattern in a couple of places. It made the table feel more cohesive and purposeful.

Our peony hedge behind the table is one of my favorite parts of our backyard! Their smell was divine as we dined at the table. If you love peonies too then you won’t want to miss my post where I share my best peony tips and tricks! Mine are almost done so I am happy we were able to enjoy them on this pretty table.

all white peony hedge

I’m all about the real and fresh flowers for centerpieces but faux white ones could work as well. Keeping your flowers in one color elevates any centerpiece. Do what works best for you!

The Refreshing Complement: Frozen Mint Mojito Recipe

No tropical tablescape would be complete without a delicious and refreshing drink to accompany it. To complement the vibrant colors and the laid-back atmosphere, I’m sharing my favorite recipe for a frozen mint mojito.

frozen mint mojito

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An Elegant Outdoor Tropical Tablescape

And now, my dear friends, I wish you could come enjoy this table and a frozen mojito with me! By incorporating a vibrant turquoise and green floral tablecloth, faux bamboo silverware, lime accents, green plates and more, I was able to give our outdoor table an elegant and tropical feel! I’m so ready for summer outdoor entertaining.

Scroll down for more tropical cocktail party ideas from my friends as well!

I’d love to have you hang out with me some more! Feel free to follow along with me on any of the platforms linked below.

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  1. Such a pretty tablescape! The tablecloth is gorgeous. I’m a huge fan of the cabbage plates. I use mine all the time, they are so versatile . Hugs to you.

  2. Thanks so much for joining us this month Kelly. Your table is beautiful with shades of blue and green. I love the gorgeous peonies and of course, that hedge just beyond your table is spectacular. I think I need one in my yard. Pinned!

  3. I love that tablecloth Kelly! It’s really gorgeous and I love how you decorated your table too. I’m so glad you joined us this month again! xoxo

  4. Kelly, your table is STUNNING! I love the colors you used and those white peonies are beyond beautiful! I have pink in my yard, but now I want to add white ones too!

    Your mojito looks so yummy and refreshing. I can’t wait for the recipe. So glad you could join us this month!

    1. You are so sweet, Jen! And yes, get some white ones, they are so pretty and smell divine. Excited for you to try to mojito recipe its so good! Have a great weekend!

  5. Kelly, I love a pretty table and yours is beautiful!! I’ll be right over for one of those frozen mojitos!! 💚🍹 Save me a seat!

  6. I love your tablescape! So fresh and unique with all of the beautiful tropical colors and details! If ok with you, I would love to share this post on my Saturday share tomorrow!

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