25 Napkin Rings to DIY Before Dinner

There is a difference between restaurants that serve food with paper napkins and those with cloth napkins. We all know that to up the fancy meter at dinner time, you break out the fabric. While it’s easy to fold them up under the fork, what if you have pretty napkins that you’d rather display? The answer to that question is the napkin ring — a fancy holder for your cloth napkins that make them part of the dinner decor. Roll up your sleeves and choose one (or all) of these 25 napkin rings to DIY before dinner time.

1. Pom Pom Napkin Rings: We dare you to make your own pom poms for these cutesy napkin rings. Double dog dare. (via Art Bar)

2. Gold Geo Napkin Rings: Everyone has cardboard hiding away in their house somewhere. Whether it’s a box or something extra from a project, put it to good use on your table. (via Almost Perfect)

3. Chalkboard Napkin Rings: Break out that chalkboard paint and make some craft store wooden shapes into custom napkin rings. (via One Lovely Day)

4. Succulent Napkin Rings: Whoever says you can’t use living things as napkin rings has no imagination. We’re totally into these succulent rings. (via BHG)

5. Cardboard Tube Napkin Rings: You’ll need toilet paper rolls for this napkin ring project. Yup, toilet paper rolls. (via This Heart of Mine)

6. Tinsel Napkin Rings: Tinsel can be good for so many Christmas projects. And because napkins deserve some holiday cheer, too, you’ll want to make these. (via Studio DIY)

7. Clay Leaf Napkin Rings: Got any mini cookie cutters hidden around? Try them out on these clay napkin rings. (via Hello Natural)

8. Menu Napkin Holder: Including a menu on your table can make things feel extra fancy. Why not make it a napkin holder while you’re at it? (via Say Yes)

9. Fresh Flowers Napkin Ring: Whether you use a store bought bouquet or flowers from your own garden, these rings promise to make any napkin more beautiful. (via Paper and Stitch)

10. Candy Napkin Ring: Seriously, what is better than an edible napkin ring? Not much. (via La Mariee Aux Pieds Nus)

11. Color Blocked Napkin Ring: On your next trip to the hardware store, grab some PVC pipe and wrap it in embroidery thread for a gorgeous way to corral those napkins. (via Design for Mankind)

12. Agate Napkin Rings ($19): Here is a kit that provides you with all the materials to make these classy rings.

13. Painted Leaf Napkin Rings: We’re thinking these simple napkin holders would be perfect for a Thanksgiving celebration. (via Honest to Nod)

14. Holiday Bow Napkin Rings: All you need are ribbon and bows for these simple rings. If you can get away with giving your guests their dinner napkins as their holiday gifts, props to you. (via Real Simple)

15. Golden Clay Napkin Rings: You and clay are going to get pretty intimate for this project. Add gold spray paint for some bow chica wow. (via My Life Box)

16. Painted Leaf Napkin Rings: Here is a simple DIY for your Saturday afternoon. It only takes a couple of hours, and that includes the trip to the dollar store for supplies. (via Julep)

17. Leather Napkin Rings: Warm, rustic and Thanksgiving approved, these napkin holders are simple enough to put together right before guests arrive. (via Fabric Paper Glue)

18. Rose Napkin Rings: Should you also make these as bows to put on top of all of your holiday gifts? YES, YOU SHOULD. (via The Chic Party)

19. Paper Polka Dotted Napkin Holders: If you’re a kraft-paper project person, you already have everything you need to make these whimsical napkin holders. (via Valley and Co. Lifestyle)

20. PVC Napkin Ring: Who knew that a little gold paint could turn something so ordinary into something beautiful? Oh wait, this blogger did. (via Celebrations at Home)

21. Fresh Flower Napkin Rings: It doesn’t get much simpler than a flower and some twine wrapped around your napkins. (via A Daily Something)

22. Metallic Napkin Rings: Contact paper. It’s all about that shiny, metallic magical contact paper. (via Pysseldrommar)

23. Brass Leaf Napkin Ring: We’re pretty sure that the Greek gods had these napkin rings. (via Julep)

24. Glitzy Napkin Band: Sequins on the dinner table? Now that’s a DIY we need to do right now. (via Valley and Co. Lifestyle)

25. Paint Chip Napkin Holder: It’s a free napkin holder. Did you hear that? Free. What are you waiting for? (via Rustic Wedding Chic)

What napkin rings are you looking to put on your table? Tell us below!

We're pretty sure that the piña colada is the perfect summer cocktail, and with July 10 being National Piña Colada Day, we're in the mood to celebrate.With ice, coconut, and just the right amount of citrus, it feels like we're drinking sunshine. These 20 recipes are tasty, refreshing, and will make you feel like you're on a tropical vacation whenever you make them!

Avocado Piña Colada

We'll add avocados to just about anything, and they're a great way to make any drink smoother. Don't be intimidated by the green color, because this drink is still full of coconut and pineapple flavors. (via Love One Today)

@cookingwmavi Piña Coladas from scratch🍍🥥 😁 #foodtiktok#fyp#TheAdamProject#SchickAsks#pinacolada#drinks#summerdrinks#pineapple#foryoupage♬ love nwantinti (ah ah ah) - CKay

The best part of this from-scratch recipe is the homemade toasted coconut, without a doubt.

Image via Allister Ann

Ultimate Piña Colada

Courtesy of Blue Chair Bay Rum

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Blue Chair Bay® Pineapple Rum Cream
  • 1 oz. Blue Chair Bay® Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to a blender and garnish with pineapple and a cherry.

Kauai Skinny Colada

Courtesy of Koloa Rum

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Koloa Kauai Coconut Rum
  • .25 oz Koloa Kauai Cacao Rum
  • 2 oz coconut water
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • Splash pineapple soda for effervescence

Instructions

  1. Shake ingredients in a shaker and strain into a glass with fresh ice.
  2. Garnish with dried pineapple drizzled with chocolate.

SelvaRey Piña Colada Recipe

Courtesy of SelvaRey

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz SelvaRey Coconut Rum
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz cream of coconut
  • Squeeze of lime

Instructions

  1. Combine in a shaking tin with ice, shake and strain over fresh ice, and garnish with a pineapple wedge and a cherry.

Piña Colada

The classic combo of coconut, rum, and pineapple gets some extra fruitiness when you add maraschino cherries on top. Swap the rum for coconut rum for another layer of tropical flavor. (via Culinary Hill)

Image via Andrea Lorena/Breakwater Hospitality Group

Coco Loco at CH'I

Courtesy of CH'I/Breakwater Hospitality Group

Ingredients

  • 1 1⁄2 oz premium vodka
  • 1⁄2 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz coconut cream
  • Topped prosecco
  • Toasted coconut shredded

Instructions

  1. Add everything in a shaker except the prosecco. Shake well.
  2. Serve in coupe glass.
  3. Top with prosecco and garnish with toasted coconut.
@janellerohner Pina colada summer sodie & only 50 calories #easyrecipe#learnontiktok#pinacolada♬ About Damn Time - Lizzo

If you're not a fan of the usual piña colada, or cocktails in general, swap for this flavorful combo. Cream, flavoring, and sparkling water create something that tastes just as good as the original!

Grapefruit Colada

Courtesy of Koloa Rum

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Koloa Kauai Gold Rum
  • 2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz coconut water
  • .5 oz orgeat

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients together with ice. Shake until frothy and strain,
  2. Pour into a tall glass with ice cubes and add two fresh slices of grapefruit.
  3. Garnish with dehydrated grapefruit slice.

The Best Pina Colada Mix

This mix (which features ice, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice) is great for having your piña colada as a slushy, with ice, or virgin. Just blend everything up besides the frozen pineapple and keep in an airtight container until your party. (via A Spicy Perspective)

Image via Andrea Lorena/Breakwater Hospitality Group

CH'I Chon at CH'I

Courtesy of CH'I/Breakwater Hospitality Group

Ingredients

  • 1.25oz premium coconut rum
  • 0.5oz dark rum
  • 0.5oz Ube
  • 1oz pineapple juice
  • 0.5oz lime juice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients in a shaker, shake well and serve over fresh ice.
  2. Garnish with burnt cinnamon stick.
@blondeats the easiest pina colada recipe you need in your life #pinacolada#summercocktail#summerdrinkrecipe♬ original sound - Aleix Calderón Jové

You don't need have a full-blown Food Network-level kitchen to make some killer coladas. This recipe only calls for four ingredients, making it perfect for anyone who's on a budget.

Our Pina Colada

Recipe courtesy of Sweet Liberty

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz House Rum Blend (50% Cruzan Coconut Rum, 25% Bacardi Cuatro, 25% Stolen Coffee & Cigarette Rum)
  • 1 oz pineapple
  • 3oz coconut cream
  • 2 coffee beans
  • 1 pineapple chunk
  • 1 large scoop of crushed ice
  • Float Pedro Ximenez Sherry

Instructions

  1. Blend ingredients minus Pedro Ximenez Sherry until ice is crushed and desired consistency is reached.
  2. Pour cocktail into glass, add Pedro Ximenez Sherry float, garnish with a mint sprig, red cherry and parasol.

Basil Smash Piña Colada

This recipe features our go-to ingredients like coconut and rum, but adds in plenty of lime juice and basil. But our favorite part might just be the sweet lime sugar rims! (via Half Baked Harvest)

Image via Breakwater Hospitality Group

Wharflada at The Wharf Miami & The Wharf Fort Lauderdale

Courtesy of The Wharf Miami & The Wharf Fort Lauderdale/Breakwater Hospitality Group

Ingredients

  • 1 oz white rum
  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • Wharflada mix (fresh pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, Coco Lopez)

Instructions

  1. Blend all together and serve inside a pineapple. Garnish with orange slice, cherry, and an umbrella.

Piña Colada Smoothie

With this smoothie recipe, happy hour can be any time of day. Make these babies for breakfast, or add a little bit of rum for a sweet, late night treat. (via Feel Good Foodie)

Spiced Rum Piña Colada

Courtesy of Sailor Jerry

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
  • 1 part cream of coconut
  • ¼ pineapple juice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to empty mixing glass and shake.
  2. Add ice and shake again vigorously.
  3. Strain into highball or tiki glass and fill with ice.
  4. Garnish with fresh pineapple, maraschino cherry and toasted coconut flakes.

Piña Colada

Courtesy of Cutwater Spirits

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Fresh pineapple juice
  • 1.5 oz. Cream of coconut
  • 1 oz. Cutwater Bali Hai Pina Colada can
  • 1.5 oz. Cutwater Bali Hai Tiki Gold Pineapple Rum
  • .5 oz. Demerara syrup
  • .5 oz. Pedro Ximenez sherry
  • .75 oz. Cutwater Cask Strength Rum (FLOAT)
  • Two fresh pineapple chunks

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender pitcher.
  2. Add ice, and blend.
  3. Pour into a frozen pineapple, float Cutwater Three Sheets Cask Strength Rum, sprinkle coconut flakes, and garnish with an orchid, etc.
@miciamammas Pina Colada ice pops #popsicles#adulticepops#pinacolada#cookingtik#cookingtiktok#lenovojustbeyou#cookingvideos#memorialdayrecipes♬ Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes

Make these popsicles for your next pool day and all of your friends will love you. Just leave out the alcohol if the kiddos want some. They'll taste just as good.

Image via Allister Ann

Skinny Piña Colada

Courtesy of Blue Chair Bay Rum

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Blue Chair Bay® Pineapple Rum Cream
  • Coconut sparkling water
  • Pineapple wedge, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour Blue Chair Bay Pineapple Rum Cream over ice and top with coconut sparkling water.

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If cooking an amazing meal at home makes us feel like we're successful adults, then cooking with food that we grew in our own garden makes us feel like super adults. These recipes all feature foods that you can grow right in your own backyard. And even if you don't have room for a whole garden, you can grow your own herbs in a windowsill garden (you can check out our houseplant guide for a quick and easy how-to).

Each recipe below contains at least one of the following:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Peppers
  • Fresh herbs
Let's get into it!

Snacks + Entrees You Can Make With Food From Your Garden

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio With All-o The Parsley

Upgrade your go-to spaghetti recipe with some homegrown herbs like parsley. Top with shredded cheese and red pepper flakes for some extra flavor. (via Brit + Co)

Tomato Confit

This confit recipe uses plenty of garlic, thyme, and EVOO to turn these tomatoes into something that tastes amazing on toast, pasta, or cheese boards. (Forks and Foliage)

@nutrientmatters Dill is the more exciting herb prove me wrong #salmonrecipe#pescatarianrecipes#healthyish♬ Roxanne - Instrumental - Califa Azul

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A recipe can taste completely different depending on what herbs you use, and the dill in this dish works wonders when paired with the lemon.

Vegan Quinoa Chickpea Burgers

Courtesy of Ancient Harvest

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Ancient Harvest Harmony Organic Quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, diced
  • ½ cup carrot, diced
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 flax egg (1 ½ tablespoons ground flax seeds + 3 tablespoons water, set aside for 5 minutes)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons guar gum (optional, creates a sturdier patty)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Burger toppings: tomato slices, avocado, lettuce

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa according to package instructions, cooking in vegetable broth instead of water.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat and sauté onions until translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in red bell pepper, celery, mushrooms, and carrots and cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the chickpeas and stir together with quinoa, flax egg and cooked veggies. Add spices, mustard, guar gum, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, stirring to combine.
  4. Set a pan with olive oil over medium-high heat and form 4 patties with the quinoa vegetable mixture. Cook the patties for about 5 minutes on each side, until golden.
  5. Assemble burgers and enjoy!

Jicama Mango Salsa Recipe

Salsa is great because since it's a mix of different vegetables, you can just throw whatever veggies you like to eat together. Red pepper, jalapeño, and cilantro taste even better when they're mixed with mango. (via Brit + Co)

@myhealthydish How to make Chinese Cucumber Salad #cucumbersalad#healthyrecipes#cucumberkimchi♬ As It Was - Instrumental - KPH

The flavors in this Chinese Cucumber Salad are insanely good, and it only takes a few minutes to whip up, which means it's the perfect workday lunch.

BBQ Pork Belly “Sliders” With Jalapeno Cheddar Deviled Egg Salad

We're pretty sure you've never had a slider like this. Your garden jalapeños will take this dish to the next level when added to the sweet, salty, and cheesy egg salad. (via Brit + Co)

Tomato Basil Orzo

The great thing about this Half Baked Harvest recipe is that it can be served hot or cold. Both the tomatoes and the basil can be taken right from your own garden, but you definitely don't have to make your own cheese ;). (via Brit + Co)

Hasselback Chicken with Vegetables

Make slices in your chicken (just be careful not to actually slice it into multiple pieces) and stick your go-to veggies right inside the chicken breasts. The flavors will fuse together in a really delicious way, plus the finished product looks super cool. (via Brit + Co)

Healthy Cucumber Roll-Ups

Your cucumbers don't have to be reserved just for salads. Use them in lieu of bread or wraps to create a tasty lunch with turkey, hummus, and sriracha. (via Brit + Co)

Drinks You Can Make With Food From Your Garden

Rosemary Watermelonade

While the watermelon in this recipe already gives your go-to lemonade an upgrade perfect for summer, topping it with rosemary adds top notes that are just *chef's kiss.* (via Brit + Co)

@drinkswithchar Fig + Thyme Shrub Vodka Cocktail #vodka#cocktail#EatFreshRefresh#herbs#drink♬ Time of the Season - The Zombies

Figs are already one of our favorite fruits, and mixed with thyme and vodka, they make for one heck of a cocktail.

Ginger Mint Julep

The usual mint julep gets a spicy kick when you add in some ginger. Don't forget to top with some fresh mint! (via Brit + Co)

@no.1_drinks How to make a Pepper cocktail#drink#foryou#cocktail#fypシ#summercocktails#foryoupage#tiktokfood♬ Monster - LUM!X & Gabry Ponte

If you're a fan of savory cocktails like Bloody Marys, then you must give this pepper cocktail a try. The gin, lemon juice, and syrup work together to make things a little less spicy.

Mai Tai

This cocktail recipe is tropical, refreshing, and is the perfect opportunity to use up the mint from your window sill garden. (via Culinary Hill)

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If you take your vacays seriously, you're not alone. Sixty two percent of respondents ina recent survey from FlexJobssaid that vacation time was one of the most important benefits when looking for a job. With travel opening back up and summer giving us some serious cabin fever, we're ready for vacation. Not only do these 10 companies offer PTO, but they pay their employees to travel. Count us in!

Airbnb

Not only is Airbnb one of our favorite companies to use when we go on vacation, but they also offer some seriously great benefits to their employees. Anyone who works for Airbnb receives credits for whatever annual travel and experiences they might have.

Recent job postings:

  • Project Manager
  • Platform Equity Manager

BambooHR

This HR company offers what they've dubbed “paid paid vacation.“ Long story short, their employees get $2,000 every year to travel wherever they want to, but there's a catch: The money has to go to vacay expenses like flights and hotels. That way you can actually enjoy yourself.

Recent job postings:

  • Talent Acquisition Recruiter, Sales
  • Client Service Specialist
  • Senior Software Engineer, Backend

Calendly

In addition to a flexible time off policy and $1000 to “pick your own perk,” Calendly also offers their employees $1,000 in an annual vacation stipend. That way, employees are encouraged to take time away from their work lives to spend time with their families, and to recharge and relax.

Recent job postings:

  • Marketing Graphic Designer II
  • Site Reliability Engineer
  • Senior Marketing Business Analyst

Evernote

If you like unlimited vacation days, then Evernote might be the company for you. They also offer their employees a $1,000 vacation stipend for breaks that are five days or longer each year. A week at the beach, here we come!

Recent job postings:

  • Manager, Content and Knowledge
  • Staff Mobile Engineer - React Native
  • Senior Marketing Website Performance and Optimization Manager

Expedia

Expedia isn't just a great site to book your flights and hotels through, it's also a great place to work. Their employees receive reimbursement when they travel. They also get discounts on the site for their friends and family, and even receive tenure awards.

Recent job postings:

  • Executive Recruiting Coordinator
  • Senior Corporate Travel Consultant

PulsePoint

To give their employees a treat, PulsePoint offers both paid vacation and company holidays, including birthdays. They also provide their workers with a $500 annual travel reimbursement for their vacation days.

Recent job postings:

  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Site Reliability Engineer

FullContact

If you've been putting off your dream vacation because of the cost, then you've come to the right place. FullContact provides their employees with $7,500 every year to travel. It's also required that they unplug (and don’t do any work) while on vacation!

Recent job postings:

  • Senior eLearning Specialist
  • Senior Product Manager

Thirty Madison

Not only does Thirty Madison have an unlimited vacation policy for their employees to take advantage of, but they also offer an annual vacation stipend "to prove that we mean it."

Recent job postings:

  • Senior Frontend Engineer
  • CRM Manager

United Airlines

Employees for United Airlines receive both unlimited standby travel and discounted rates on airline tickets to anywhere that the airline flies. Talk about your travel perks!

Recent job postings:

  • Analyst - Information Technology
  • Supervisor - Reservation Sales

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor offers their employees a travel reimbursement of $250 or more, depending on how long the employee has been with the company. They also offer workers discounts on packages offered throughout the website.

Recent job postings:

  • SEO Strategist
  • Business Development Sales Executive
  • Customer Success Executive

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What we love most about this summer is the chance to express our creativity through entertaining again – we will never take for granted quality time spent with our closest friends and family. To help us make the most of our summer gatherings, we tapped pro hostess Roxy Te Owens, founder and creative director of the furniture brand Society Social. Roxy shares her favorite (and shoppable!) summer-inspired tables for different occasions. From picnics to pool parties to celebrating brides and babies, these inspired settings with fun recipe ideas are easy to put together and chic to boot!

CHIC POOL PARTY

There are so many stylish options for outdoor dinnerware. Bring it up a notch by treating your outdoor table like you're indoor when entertaining. "If you're entertaining outdoors or hosting little ones at the party, look into a set of melamine serveware. It allows you to entertain at ease without sacrificing style," says Roxy.

SHOP THIS SETTING

These bamboo-accent dinner plates make a summery alternative to your outdoor party too. Setting smaller vases of flowers around the table are an inexpensive way to decorate your table and keep it joyful.

SUMMER DINNER PARTY

Courtesy of Society Social

"Every successful summer soiree starts with a stunning tablecloth and durable dinnerware. We're currently loving bright block print linens paired with melamine serveware, colorful glassware, and of course, bountiful blooms," says Roxy. Create a high-low effect with tall narrow white tapers atop gold candlestick holders. "A classic in our book!," adds Roxy.

SHOP THIS SETTING

Courtesy of Society Social

Don't forget your signature cocktail. "The last thing you want to do at your own party is to get stuck behind the bar! Stock up with what you need to serve the classics and one signature cocktail. This is our summer drink of choice!" says Roxy.

GIN BASIL CUCUMBER SMASH COCKTAIL

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 basil leaf
  • 2-3 slices of cucumber
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 4-5 ounces tonic water

Steps to make:

1. In a lowball glass, muddle sliced cucumber & torn basil.

2. Squeeze in lime juice.

3. Add crushed ice, filling the glass 3/4 of the way.

4. Add your choice of gin (my go-to is Hendricks!)

5. Fill the rest of the glass with tonic water. Fevertree tonic water has always been a favorite of mine but their cucumber tonic water is new to me and makes a world of difference. When the majority of your drink is tonic water, it's so important to buy a quality tonic.

6. Stir well, garnish with a cucumber slice.If you're blessed with an outdoor space big enough for dining, a summer dinner party is a must. Make it pretty with a mix of colorful prints.

BRIDAL SHOWER

Photo: Demi Mabry / Styling by Society Social

For your favorite bride, look to create a bright and cheery setting they'll remember. Lemonade theme, anyone?

Courtesy of Society Social

"Is it even a bridal shower if there's no bubbly involved?" adds Roxy. Try her go-to pink bubbly recipe for any summer occasion.

Veuve and Rosé Cocktail Recipe

  • 1 bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, well chilled
  • 16 oz of Belvoir Elderflower Rosé Cordial
  • 10 Fresh Strawberries

Wash fresh strawberries and remove tops. Gently pour the champagne and rosé cordial into a drink dispenser and add in strawberries! Pour into a chilled Champagne glass and enjoy!

Photo: Demi Mabry / Styling by Societal Social

"Woven or rattan chargers are the perfect seasonless tabletop accessory. Their natural texture and neutral color act as the perfect base for layering, no matter the season," says Roxy. Prefer to DIY? Try our woven placematproject.

SHOP THIS SETTING

​BABY SHOWER

Courtesy of Society Social

Throwing your BFF a baby shower this summer? Get all the trimmings for a brunch soirée. Here are a few baby shower themes to consider. "More is more when it comes to setting a tablescape. Here we layered on a number of scalloped designs from chargers and napkins to salad plates and decorative bowls. Scallops are truly the perfect playful motif for a baby shower setting!" says Roxy.

Courtesy of Society Social

This refreshing mocktail is perfect for all your shower guests but especially the mom-to-be. "When you have guests who can't drink (hello pregnant moms!) or for those who prefer not to indulge, it's important to serve beverages that make them feel included and just as much of the party as your boozy guests," says Roxy.

Strawberry Cucumber and Lime Cooler Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 12 oz. strawberries,
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 cups (32 ounces) cold water
  • 1/4 cup agave

Blend cucumbers, strawberries, mixer, lime juice and water until there are no visible chunks of fruits. Strain the contents, pressing the fruit to get the most of the flavors. Sweeten with agave and add ice!

Courtesy of Society Social

"When it comes to styling, especially for a baby shower, don't underestimate the power of flowers! We love to use the natural colors of the season and mix gorgeous real flowers with high end faux florals. It's simply amazing how easily beautiful flowers can elevate a tablescape and help to set the mood," says Roxy.

SHOP THIS SETTING

​POWER PICNIC

Courtesy of Society Social

It's picnic season! Get creative beyond the food with stylish accessories. "When hosting an al fresco affair, having a slew of Turkish towels on hand is always a must. They not only make for the perfect picnic blanket, they can also double as a chic tablecloth or a sarong for guests to turn to when the sun goes down! Drape them on the back of your dining chairs or lay them out on your patio so guests feel welcome to take one and cozy up!"

Courtesy of Society Social

Roxy's "chef salad on a stick" is a brilliant play on individual servings. "It's an effortless staple to any picnic or party. Roll up some cold cuts and cheese, add your favorite veggies, and arrange them onto a long skewer for a quick bite that is perfect for a hot summer's day sans fork!," says Roxy. (We also love her individual-sizecharcuterie board ideas!).

Courtesy of Society Social

For any fête, whip up a few pitchers of a quick and easy cocktail so you can get back to hosting. We imagine sipping this one sitting out on the porch on a breezy summer day. Enjoy!

Southern Sweet Tea Bourbon

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 or 3 tea bags (choose your flavor!)
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wedges
  • 1 cup of bourbon
  • Lemon for garnish

Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Pour the sugar water into a jar or pitcher, add your tea bags and let steep for at least 10 minutes. You can absolutely leave the tea bags in for longer depending on how strong you want your tea! Once stepped, remove the tea bags and add the lemon wedges. Pour in the bourbon. Cover the jar and chill in the fridge. Serve in your favorite lowball glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Thanks Roxy!

Are you planning a summer party this year? Share your tablescapes @BritandCo!