Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants

Article Posted By: Whitney Curtis

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Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants

Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants

The vibrant colors of annuals and perennials can make your summer party extra special. Here are some party ideas featuring potted plants and flowers that you can use next time you entertain. Use the flowers for your summer tablescape. After the event transplant the plants outdoors for a pretty touch of color until the fall season, or place them on your front porch to enhance your home’s curb appeal.

All the plants and flowers you see used in these party decor ideas are from VIVA!, known for producing some of the best and most innovative varieties of plants available.

VIVA! plants available at The Home Depot

I shopped for a few variations: tall and wild, short and compact, whispy and grassy, and spreading and trailing. Read on for a few ideas for using these plants in tablescapes and around your house. Plus, all of these plants can be mixed and matched to create a really beautiful container design.

Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants

Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants

Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants

A Dining Table Centerpiece

Give your dining room table a loose, summery vibe with a wild potted plant like the Viva Coreopsis Sun Splash. There’s something refreshing about a potted plant that will enliven your dinner party and delight your guests. When your dinner party is over and the kitchen is clean, place the container on your front stoop, where they will add to your curb appeal.

Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants

Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants

A Backyard Party Drink Station

When you’re hosting a backyard party this summer, you’ll definitely want to set up a few drink stations with chilled beverages for guests to enjoy. A small container garden is a great focal point for any backyard or garden party!

I chose a few hot weather plants, yellow and white lantana, white SunPatiens and bold red Pennisetum grass, also known as “Fireworks.” I picked a low, vibrant container to create this look. Rather than using a cut flower arrangement that won’t last past the party, you can plant the lantana, SunPatiens and Fireworks in your garden or move the containers to your front porch!

Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants

Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants

The Front Porch

When your front stoop needs a little love this summer, you can easily bring out the same plants and containers that made your tablescapes shine! Place containers by themselves or grouped together in odd numbers.

Remember to water often during the hot summer months!

Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants

Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants

VIVA! has some of today’s newest and brightest flower varieties from around the world. The past few years has seen an explosion of new varieties, with new choices of color, height and texture to pick from to decorate your outdoor living spaces… and your summer tablescape.

VIVA! plants are available at the Garden Center at your local Home Depot store. Browse our online Garden Center, too, for everything you need for your lawn or garden. 

Follow our Garden Party! board on Pinterest for more ideas for outdoor entertaining ideas.

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