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Host A Beachside Picnic Without Leaving Your House

Create a relaxing vibe reminiscent of the calm seas with the right accessories and styling tricks

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Original Article: Dagny Madamba Photography: Michael Angelo Chua | JP Meneses (Collage) Pictorial Direction: Nat Clave Styling: Dagny Madamba and Kamila Arianna Garcia

Busy scrolling through your feed filled with vacation photos and beach getaways? If you’re still finalizing your summer plans, you may want to host a simple, laid-back get-together at home that’s reminiscent of sunny picnics and outdoor adventures. With the right menu, accessories, and styling, you can turn a compact outdoor area or even your dining room into a fun and beach-inspired space. Take note of our picks and tips below:


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Set a color palette.

Recreate the feel of being in the beach with lively colors like yellow, powder blue, and quirky prints. If you’re hosting an afternoon shindig, bring out cute lanterns that can add ambient lighting to the space. It can set the mood and add flair to your setup.

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Hadel Yellow Lantern, P1, 400 and Hadel Blue Lantern, P1, 050 , both from Habitat

Use woven planters as part of your centerpiece.

Give your vases a break for now and bring out your extra woven planters. Achieve an instant rustic vibe by using these to display blooms and indoor plants. Add height to your vignette by placing some on top of a wooden chopping board.

Find mini woven planters at Dapitan Arcade.

Serve food on lightweight boards.

Amp up the feeling of being outdoors by serving fruits and finger food on small chopping boards. Bringing out your boards may also come in handy when preparing or slicing fruits and other delightful snacks you have on the menu.

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Shop for the Abi Trivet, P895 and Carrie Blue Carafe, P1, 540 at Habitat.

Dress up the table.

When choosing linen, go for light colors that match the casual feel of the gathering. Opt for finely woven cotton and linen napkins.

Flag Napkin, P295, Ittaka Throw, P3, 450, both from Habitat | Dotted Scarf, available at Surplus Shop

Be earth-friendly.

Use lightweight tableware that you can reuse and recycle instead of disposable plates, cups, and utensils. Save money by going for sturdy “picnic-ware” like melamine, bamboo, and enamel plates that can last for a long time.

Find cute dinnerware at Habitat.


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Instead of serving drinks in glass mugs, pick enamel mugs with cute prints. These look like paper cups that match your beachy theme.

Enamel Mugs, prices available upon request, KISH

Define the buffet table by placing an outdoor rug with colors that match your blue-and-yellow theme.

Heho Outdoor Rug, P2, 050, Habitat

Keep extra plates and utensils in a classic picnic basket. You can also use this to serve bread.

Picnic Basket, price available upon request, Crate & Barrel

WHERE TO SHOP:

Crate & Barrel

  • G/L Annex Bldg., SM Makati, Makati City
  • Tel. (02) 834-2780

 

Dapitan Arcade

  • 37 Dapitan corner Kanlaon Street, Laurges, Quezon City

 

Habitat

  • 3/L Abenson, 4th Avenue corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • Tel. (02) 887-5247

 

KISH

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