Backyard Outdoor Dinner Party Table Setting Ideas

Are you planning on hosting an outdoor dinner party? It’s time to step up your game with your inner creativity and make this occasion extra special.

Whether be it for a special occasion, dinner with family, or having a couple of your friends over, you can make your dinner party more extravagant. Aside from an extravagant menu what can you do to make it more special?

By adding more colors, bright lights, and personalizing table decorations. Here are some backyard outdoor dinner party table setting ideas you can try at your next dinner party.

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Personalized Table Decorations to Inspire Your Next Outdoor Party

Regardless of the occasion, your visitors will definitely feel welcomed to your dinner party if all details have been planned out well. The menu, ambiance, decorations, and even little details will give you a reputation of being a great host.

Surely, your visitors would love to come to your parties and will speak highly of it. So what are the personalized table decorations you can do for your dinner parties?

If you have a cutting machine at home like Cameo or Cricut, you can personalize many kinds of products. Read further to learn several ideas.

Personalized Napkins

custom table napkins with heat transfer vinyl

Image from negativespace by Kristin Hardwick 

This elegant idea is something you can create with your cutting machine, EasyPress, and heat transfer vinyl — a personalized table napkin. This is one of the first details your guests will notice, so you have to go all out with it.

Napkins made of cloth can be personalized using heat transfer vinyl from TeckWrap Craft. Even if you don’t have an elegant napkin made of fine linen, personalizing your table napkins will make up for it. You can print inspirational quotes or your guests’ names on it.

Personalized Table or Cake Toppers

personalized table or cake toppers using adhesive vinyl

Cake Toppers using blue holographic vinyl from TeckWrap Craft

 Image from TeckWrap Craft Facebook page

If you’re hosting a dinner party for special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries, a personalized cake topper is a perfect addition to your table’s decorations. If you have no cake for the occasion, you can make mini ones for cupcakes. Or you can place this on flower vases.

Do you see the photo above? You can do your own creation using a cutting machine, vinyl, and special craft paper. For the greeting and butterfly wings, a TeckWrap Craft holographic vinyl was used.

For the rest, a thick cardboard special paper was used, which you can also cut using your Cameo or Cricut cutters.

Personalized Meat and Cheese Board

custom cheeseboards

Image from Flickr by Marco Verch Professional

If you want to leave your visitors in awe, serve them with a personalized charcuterie board. This is a fun idea for wine nights with friends. You can personalize a wooden board with permanent adhesive vinyl.

You won’t worry about the vinyl peeling off even after many washes because this is permanent. On the charcuterie board, you can place meats, cheese, nut mix, and fruits. This is the perfect appetizer that can be presented with style. 

You can check out pictures online of what a charcuterie presentation should be. A sumptuous charcuterie board with personalized printing is an amazing combination.

Personalized Balloons

personalized balloons using adhesive vinyl

Image from bundleofballoons Instagram Page using TeckWrap Craft vinyl

What’s a party without balloons? This amazing balloon setup is a Pinterest inspiration you can do at home. Adhesive vinyl was used as the birthday greetings on the product above.

If it’s not too much and if you have a long table, you can create small balloon centerpieces and personalize them with vinyl.

Personalized Glasses

personalized glasses using adhesive vinyl
custom designed glasses using adhesive vinyl
custom wine glasses

Image from TeckWrap Craft Facebook Page


Dine and drink with style using these personalized glasses, make it more exciting using glow-in-the-dark or color-changing vinyl! Permanent adhesive vinyl was used for the merchandise above, and you can do this decor for your table settings.

If you don’t have the time to personalize each glass for your guests, you can personalize the pitchers or the wine bottle, whichever works for you.

Personalized Wooden Sign

personalized wooden signs

Image from TeckWrap Craft from Facebook Page (handwriting from scslettering)

Image from TeckWrap Craft Facebook page using blue holographic vinyl

You may want to create a welcome sign for your guest, a personalized wooden sign with vinyl is a perfect idea. You can place this at the entrance of the patio of your outdoor party or even as a table decoration. You can refurbish old wood and get creative with it or you can buy new ones in a craft store.

Personalized Flower Vase

custom designed glasses using adhesive vinyl

Image from TeckWrap Craft Facebook Page

What’s a table setting without flowers? This is a definite must-have. Add an extra touch to it by personalizing the flower vase.

If you’re having a tropical-themed party, you can use sea glass on the bottom of the flower vase and print summer designs vinyl stickers on it.

Personalized Place Cards

personalized place cards using adhesive vinyl

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For any party, you’ll be needing place cards for your table setting. With special paper, you can print adhesive vinyl on it with each of your guests’ names. This is a great idea when assigning table seating.

Additionally, you can also custom print the menu for your dinner party using adhesive vinyl. You’re putting in the effort, why not go all the way?

Other Decorations for an Outdoor Dinner Party

  • Lighting: A dinner party outdoors needs proper lighting. You can use string lights or even a chandelier.
  • Plants: Since it’s an outdoor party, bring your patio to life by using more flowers, plants, or succulents. For plants or flowers make sure to mix the right colors to ensure it looks aesthetically pleasing.
  • Candles: As a table decor, candles should be a part of the setting. You can use actual candles or battery-operated candles.

How to Personalize Merchandise?

If you’re a craft maker and have been working on printing merchandise, then personalizing glasses or vases wouldn't be hard for you. But for those starting out, the big question is: how do you personalize the table decorations stated above? Here are the materials that you need:

  • Cutting machine (Cameo or Cricut)
  • TeckWrap Craft vinyl
  • Weeding tool
  • Transfer tape

Visit the TeckWrap Craft website where you can purchase vinyl, weeding tool, and transfer tape. Next, all you have to do is choose a design in the Cricut or Silhouette software, or you can make one of your own using texts and readily available vectors.

Insert the vinyl into the cutting machine, and wait for the magic to happen. Check out this infographic instruction below:

how to personalize merchandise using vinyl crafting
cricut machine for cutting teckwrap vinyl

Image from TeckWrap Craft - TeckWrapCraft 001G Series Adhesive Vinyl (Glossy)

different colors of vinyl

Available colors of Glossy adhesive vinyl

custom items using vinyl
custom party items using vinyl

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Have a Dinner Party Outside?

To host an entertaining dinner party on your patio, make sure the ones visiting are comfortable, the weather is nice, the place has bright lights, and the food they eat is great. If it’s summer consider putting out fans outside.

How Do You Decorate Outdoors?

To decorate outdoors, you’ll need candles, flowers, proper lighting, and of course sumptuous foods. You’ll also need wine or other alcoholic beverages. An outdoor dinner party should be fun and entertaining for family, friends (old or new ones), or work buddies

fun party with custom decorations

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Final Thoughts

Entertain your visitors with class, style, and putting in the extra effort with the personalized dinner party decoration ideas mentioned above. If you want to learn more about the crafts you can create using a cutting machine and vinyl, you can check out our range of craft vinyl.

Head over to the website now and check out high-quality vinyl for crafts and fabrics. You’ll be surprised to find out that you can personalize a lot of products using vinyl.

Whether it be for a dinner party, guest giveaways for birthdays, or even Christmas gifts, choosing TeckWrap Craft vinyl as your vinyl provider is the best decision you’ll ever make.

Entertaining families or colleagues who’ll visit you at home is not that hard. As long as you have planned it out well, from the decorations to the menu, they’ll surely have a great time.

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