Preppy colors liven up a Gatsby-esque reception on a grand estate.

Antiquey square tables rather than standard rentals lend luxe, old-fashioned charm. Tablecloths and cushions in traditional shirting fabrics set the stage for a crisp, fresh lawn party. Tables, Frank Alexander, 212-399-3929. Chairs, china, crystal, and flatware, Party Rental Ltd., 888-774-4776. Fabric, New York Elegant Fabric, 212-302-4980.

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