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5 ways to host a summer party – as approved by Christie Brinkley

Plus, 5 Christie Brinkley-ways to host the most enchanted evening

Christie Brinkley photographed in the Hamptons
Christie Brinkley attends the Polo Hamptons Match & Cocktail Party on July 24, 2021 in Bridgehampton, New York.
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Entertaining friends and family is no easy vice – and factor in a global pandemic, it's undoubtedly not getting any easier. Between restrictions and regulations, no one can get together, let alone host a get-together.

So, if you are looking for ways to elevate something as simple as family dinner, Christie Brinkley is here to help. 

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Christie Brinkley outlined nothing short of a perfect blueprint on her Instagram on how to host the most spectacular summer soirée. 

Among her must-have's list: matching monochromatic table and chairs, ocean blue accents, and all the countryside décor details possible. Deeming it très chic would be the understatement of the year – it's stunning. 

To recreate this enchanted evening – and dress your tablescape to the nines – we've rounded up five ways to recreate this magical moment and the items you'll need. 

Five Christie Brinkley-approved ways to host a summer soirée

From floral arrangements to rattan placemats, here's all the countryside décor you'll need to host the most enchanted evening – the Christie Brinkley-way.  No travel required! 

1. Commit to one color for outdoor furniture

Christie Brinkley inspired dining area outdoors

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Pine 5' Traditional Picnic Table with Two Benches (opens in new tab) l Was $932.49, Now $847.49, at Overstock

This 55" picnic table and bench's (opens in new tab)Caribbean Blue is a shade deeper than Brinkley's, but make no mistake: it's just as luxurious. The Amish handcrafted stained wood is an unexpected-yet-pleasant choice — one in which guests will be swooning over for years to come. 

2. Protect tables in the prettiest of ways

Christie Brinkley-inspired set table outdoors

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Solid Jute Braided Natural Jute Table Runner (opens in new tab) for $44.39, at The Home Depot

Before you can serve up meals in style, you need to protect your investment and what better way to keep your table in tip-top shape than reaching for these jute braided placemats. (opens in new tab) They're not only doppelganger's to Brinkley's version, but they're perfectly on-trend with the current season too. 


3.  Accessorize tablescapes accordingly

Christie Brinkley-style plates with detailing outside

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Noritake Blooming Splendor 5-Piece Place Setting (opens in new tab) for $99.99, at Target

Add contrast to beautifully blue tables by pairing them with floral-based plates like this 5-piece set (opens in new tab). The intricate detailing adds a feminine flair, romanticizing the table to perfection. 


4. Rely on this chic choice to brighten things up

Christie Brinkley inspired lights on table setting

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Beachcrest Home Metal Lantern (opens in new tab) l Was $57.99, Now $46.99, at Wayfair

Designed with a classic silhouette and sleek modern lines, this steel-based holder (opens in new tab) is ideal for framing all of the best candles. (opens in new tab)Sensational when selecting a handful of different sizes, this burnished silver display will look sharp when surrounded by pops of color; this choice will light many nights to come. 

5. Tie tablescapes together with floral finds

Christie Brinkley inspired floral arrangements on table

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Willa Arlo Interiors Peonies Floral Arrangement in Vase (opens in new tab) l Was $173.25, Now $138.99, at Wayfair

Balance color schemes by reaching for these magenta peonies. (opens in new tab) Reminiscent of the same florals you'd find locals picking come afternoon in the countryside, the deep color bundles in a translucent vase are the delicate details you'll need to consider your tablescape complete. 

Brittany Romano
Shopping Contributor

Brittany Romano wrote for Homes & Gardens as a U.S. Shopping Editor. A graduate of New England College, Brittany started her career as a freelance fashion market assistant at Marie Claire. She later joined AMI, where she designed a highly profitable commerce vertical. Noted for her award-winning content, she's covered everything from celebrity beauty hacks to the most lavish home decor.