Summer Party Guide
Take the party outside! After all, the weather is perfect and you won’t even have to worry about sweeping your floors inside when your soiree starts al fresco.
Set the Stage
Set up a food and drink station. A studio hall console with shelving serves as the perfect sideboard. Set out silverware in a caddy so guests can serve themselves. Hang outdoor artwork over the console to help the patio feel more like a real room.
Stop yourself from running in and out throughout your event by keeping decorative coolers filled with iced-down beverages outside. Guests can help themselves and you’ll be able to enjoy your gathering more. Be sure to put a pretty hand towel nearby to wipe bottles clear of ice and water.
Start From The Top Down
When you’re ready to set your dining table, first, look up! Shade your guests from glaring sun with a patio umbrella in a pretty pattern and coordinating hue. Then, complement the look with matching pillows, chair cushions and table runners. Have a few different color combinations on hand, so that as your summer rolls along you can make every event uniquely decorated.
Light The Way
When the sun sets and evening takes hold, the party doesn’t need to come to an end. Hang festive solar lanterns ahead of time so that your outdoor entertaining can transition beautifully into the later hours.
Let Them Eat Pie
Pie is the perfect make-ahead treat for an outdoor party. Delight guests with a fresh-made Peach Blueberry Pie or another flavor that is your personal favorite.
Your Next Event
We hope you use some of these ideas for your next event! In the comments below, share with us how you plan to create a memorable summer party.