Elegant Yet Casual Outdoor Dinner Party

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Andre Champagne for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Y’all.  I hardly know what to do with myself.  This former city girl is beside herself with opportunity with this new backyard.

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Our last home had a beautiful back porch where we ate dinner from time to time, but we have basically lived outside since we moved into our new hill country home.

gorgeous, elegant yet casual outdoor dinner party setting | maisondepax.com

Most evenings, though, have been composed of paper plates, screaming kids, and plenty of sippy cups. 😉 But this pool…

gorgeous, elegant yet casual outdoor dinner party setting | maisondepax.com

The view…

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The sunsets reflecting off the hills…

gorgeous, elegant yet casual outdoor dinner party setting | maisondepax.com

Talk about a dream setting for an outdoor dinner party.

gorgeous, elegant yet casual outdoor dinner party setting | maisondepax.com

And down here in Texas, fall is when we all go outdoors. When it’s finally cool enough to enjoy the evenings.

gorgeous, elegant yet casual outdoor dinner party setting | maisondepax.com

Now don’t get me wrong.  There is a time and place for paper plates and sippy cups, but every so often – especially as the start of school fills our days with carpool lines and homework – I think it’s important to enjoy a little elegance.

gorgeous, elegant yet casual outdoor dinner party setting | maisondepax.com

A dash of casual sophistication.

gorgeous, elegant yet casual outdoor dinner party setting | maisondepax.com

And a grown up atmosphere.

gorgeous, elegant yet casual outdoor dinner party setting | maisondepax.com

For this party, Mr. Pax and I created a fun little cocktail using Andre Brut Champagne.  I promise the recipe soon, but for now, just enjoy how beautiful it all is.

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And how – even without the dramatic views – a little dash of something special can turn an ordinary kitchen table into a stunningly elegant array.

gorgeous, elegant yet casual outdoor dinner party setting | maisondepax.com

Could you, like me, use a little dose of elegance in your late summer and early fall evenings?

gorgeous, elegant yet casual outdoor dinner party setting | maisondepax.com

Try a little Andre Champagne. Make it #EpicWithAndre.  Enjoy the sunset.  And always always drink responsibly.

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Comments

  1. What a beautiful, tranquil yard you have!! You will have so much fun “playing” in it with your talent and decorating skills!

  2. So beautiful, Rachel! :) Love it all!

  3. So simple, yet so beautiful! What a stunning property you have! I can’t wait to check out your recipe as well – anything with champagne is always a favorite of mine 😉

  4. Girlfriend, I am coming to your house! That view, that pool and champagne? I. Am. There.

  5. Rachel, I love your words “casual sophistication”! Perfection in my book, as is your home. I am a champagne drinker… it must be those intoxicating bubbles!
    Images of your outdoor spaces are amazing! When can I come for a visit?
    Hugs and kisses to you!

  6. Everything looks beautiful Rachel and the sprigs of greenery in the bottles is a great touch. The pool looks wonderful!

  7. This is beautiful Rachel!

  8. Love champagne poolside! I am coming over…

  9. Beautiful setting, Rachel! I love this.
    Hugs, Jamie

  10. Oh, wow, I want to come over for an evening visit on that beautiful patio!! I had no idea that they had so many different types of champagnes to choose from – amazing!

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