How can I do inexpensive outside tables and seating?


We are going to have an "I Do" BBQ Engagement Party/Shower for my son and his fiance. We have a patio table that seats 6 but need ideas on creating seating and table space for guests without spending much! Any ideas? Also any decoration ideas and easy menu ideas welcomed!!!!

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  • I would borrow from friends or rent the chairs and tables you need.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Apr 08, 2019

    Beg and borrow folding tables and chairs! You can dress them up with pretty fabric, don't spend money on expensive tablecloths, buy on sale fabric that fits your color theme and just cut the edges with pinking shears. If you have any trees you can hang big paper lanterns from, those would make things festive. Just use battery lights or candles in them.

    • Julie Julie on Apr 08, 2019

      Thanks so much for the suggestion!!! Love the idea of using fabric and lanterns!!!

  • LaDonna LaDonna on Apr 08, 2019

    Buy from grarage sales and Craig’s list then look on here for awesome ideas to re do them. Iv decided to do that just because their are so many cool ideas on here with old furniture!

  • Roberta Calabrese Roberta Calabrese on Apr 08, 2019

    Rent. They deliver set up and pick up saves time and never have to store them

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Apr 08, 2019

    Hay bales make great seating!

  • Borrow from friends and family. Or rent, it is not as expensive as you might think. Chloe has you covered for tablecloths. Do your own flower or greenery arrangements with vases from any dollar store. Candles are a nice touch too. Spend the money on food and beverages.